Tuesday, July 7, 2009

O Captain My Captain


"O Captain my Captain! our fearful trip is done" (Walt Whitman)



"Let freedom ring, let the white dove sing..." (Martina McBride) We celebrate our Independence from Tyranny on the 4th of July. Many attend picnics, parties and fireworks displays. Hopefully...we all remember why we are celebrating! I am forever grateful to all the many men and women who ensure that we have our continued liberties. Many parts of the world are still under dictatorship...under extremely wretched "living" conditions and lack basic human rights. We are quite fortunate to have many blessings and abundance...we must remember and help those that lack the basics.
This post is dedicated to my friends Carlyle and Debbie...thanks for hosting such a fabulous celebration. Everything was wonderful! So much laughter, food and fun! Thanks to Tom, grill master extraordinaire...best darn ribs EVER!
Debbie, Marilyn and Annabelle enjoying a boat ride...
What the men "do" after cooking and eating...


What the women "do" after cooking and eating...



Sunset over Lake Wateree...



The day comes to a close... the celebrations continue...fireworks on the lake...the Princess of Quite A Lot with the assistance of the Diva created the most scrumptious peach ice cream...so many memories created...may we all cherish our days...laugh with our friends and family...enjoy all life has to offer...

9 comments:

Christy said...

OH MY gosh! Your sunset photos are so beautiful!! You have that eye....

DIVA said...

What a fabulous post...wonderful pics of Wateree @ sunset. I am sure the 'sleeping chef' will enjoy his photo....Great time with great friends! Thanks for the reminders of our many freedoms.

marlajayne said...

This pictures are breathtaking, especially of the sunset on Lake Wateree. I must admit that the one of the man snoozing is pretty funny...and so typical.

Rosezilla said...

Sounds like a wonderful day... Happy Birthday, America!

curlywurlygurly said...

great photos--miss you!!!! i love that whitman poem...did you know that the 'captain' is abe lincoln? and that the 'ship' he's piloting is the good, ole US of A during the 'fearful trip' of the civil war?!? :) sorry...the teacher in me never sleeps.

xoxoxo
cwg

ps. i have reliable wi-fi!!! yay. we're in vermont now...

Connie said...

@Christy...thanks!
@CWG...you're on vacay teach :)
I have a vague rememberence of the Whitman poem...it was just appropriate for our journey that day...it was like one of those "3 hour tours" LOL I say O Captain My Captain to my husband on occasion b/c I'm crazy like that!
xoxoxxo...enjoy the rest of your trip!

Michelle said...

Uncle Walt as referred to by Robin Williams in the movie "Dead Poets Society" fantastic

rochambeau said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had by all! And that all were surrounded by beauty!

Constance

SE'LAH... said...

Looks like you had a beautiful day. Photos are breathtaking. I can almost feel the boat swaying.

p.s. Thanks sooo much for staying in touch. Took a little break and playing catch-up now.