Happy Fourth!

Today is the 4th of July — an ordinary day elsewhere in the rest of the world (well, except maybe for England), but celebrated here in the States as the anniversary of our independence. This year marks 234 years as an independent nation.

I intend to celebrate by visiting the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park today. I visited this park as a schoolkid, and thought it’d be nice on this day of historical significance to go see a chapter of our American history. I’m sure there’ll be photos later. 🙂

But speaking of photos… Ree Drummond — The Pioneer Woman — runs periodic photo contests, and the theme this week has been “America”. There are wonderful photos that have been submitted, and for the first time, one of my images was selected as daily group finalist, and now as an overall finalist. I’m thrilled to be a part of such a beautiful tapestry of iconic images of America. Check them out. They’re well worth the look.

With that, I’ll leave you with the image that’s hit the finals. Have a happy and safe fourth of July!