Wednesday, July 2, 2008

flags and the fourth of july <3 !!

I want to first of all wish everyone a safe, sunny and enjoyable Fourth of July weekend! I know we will be having a low-key day, swimming and being outside, and then going to see fireworks in the evening. I am so looking forward to it! :) I also wanted to post some flag pictures that amaze me... Kari and Kijsa are hosting a "flag" party, so check it out! Those girls are always thinking up cute things to post about.. thanks to both of them for inspiring this post today!
All of my pictures today have something to do with my favorite place, New York City, and of course, FLAGS as well!! :) The top picture is the fantastic St. Patrick's Cathedral, which is located across the street from Rockefeller Center. What a gorgeously ornate building, and the addition of the small flag in the corner of the picture adds so much to it... this is truly one of my favorite photos that I have ever come across!

The sun peeking through the sky-high buildings and the row of flags that show support for our country...
The flag-flying fronts of beautiful old brownstones.... what I wouldn't give to live there haha!!
And one of my favorite modern artists, Jasper Johns, completed this piece that now hangs in the NYC Museum of Modern Art. I have been there once and desperately need to go back... modern art is one of my favorite genres, and to see these pieces in front of you is truly amazing. :)

Also, a quick "thank you" to ALL of you who visited my tea party! I so appreciate all of the sweet comments you left, and I had so much fun participating in that awesomely fantastic party!!! :) xo!!

19 comments:

Beverly said...

Holly, these are all wonderful pictures.

I do believe the symbolism in the first one is my favorite. It shows the balance of religion and country. Our founding fathers did build this country on religious freedom.

Shimmy Mom said...

Lovely flag pictures.

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Beautiful post...... Georgeous photographs as always!!!
Have a Happy 4th with your little one!!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Wonderful photos!! Love the Flag in NYC, and Jasper Johns is a favorite artist!!! A wonderful post for a fabulous Independence Day!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Cottage Rose said...

Love the pictures they are so great looking. The one of the Church is my favorite one, then the flags on the brownstones. Hope you have a great fourth of July.

Hugs;
Alaura

Bobbie said...

Those are great pictures- I love to see the sun shining through the beautiful flag.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow! LOVE IT!!

M ^..^

Centsible Mommy said...

The sun shining through the flag...what a great picture! Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

Happy Independence Day.

Jamie

{this is glamorous} said...

Sorry I missed your tea party . . . was away for a few days. Thanks for the NYC well-wishes and have a wonderful weekend!

Polka Dot Moon said...

Lovely pictures! Happy 4th of July to you and your little guy :)
Denise

Jeanne said...

Hi Holly, As usuall your post is fun and the art is great. Happy 4th of July.

Jeanne

A Hint of Home said...

You are right, what unique pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

Pearl Maple said...

Great post for the K & K flag waving party. You have lots of great things going on in your blog space.

Thanks for adding to the fun and have a great weekend.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Holly, Your mom just told me about Andrew's accident and his leg! Bless his heart! My heart just goes out to him...and to you! We are in the same boat this week! My son broke his arm Sunday, and had to have surgery Wednesday. We go back Monday, and will probably get a more permanent cast. I certainly feel for Andrew, in a leg cast, for the rest of the summer! There won't be alot of water activities for our little men this summer will there? You and Andrew, both will be in my thoughts and prayers! Hope you have a good 4th, in spite of everything!

Hugs, Rhonda

PS...NY is my favorite destination too...and love St.Patrick's! Beauty at it's best!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Love the pictures and happy 4th. Nancy

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful photo's.

KarenHarveyCox said...

What wonderful photos to celebrate the fourth of July.
Karen

Terri and Bob said...

Fabulous photos! I love your angles. Hope you have a terrific fourth!

Heidi Ann said...

Gorgeous!!!!!...You know how much I love St. Patrick's!!!!...LOve, Mom

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