Happy Independence Day (& Birthday Greetings for a Special Someone)

American flags Washington D.C.

Lincoln Memorial Washington DC close up head and hand

“What a glorious morning for our country.” -Samuel Adams

Lincoln Memorial Washington DC

“Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.” -Harry Emerson Fosdick

peace among all nations washington DC

“It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.” -John Paul Jones

Autumn Leaves at the Vietnam Memorial - Washington D.C.

“Every generation has the obligation to free men’s minds for a look at new worlds…to look out from a higher plateau than the last generation.” -Ellison S. Onizuka

National World War Two Memorial Washington DC

“We live in a world that is lit by lightning. So much is changing and will change, but so much endures and transcends time.” -Ronald Reagan

Washington Monument reflected on Vietnam Memorial wall of names

“It is immigrants who brought to this land the skills of their hands and brains to make of it a beacon of opportunity and hope for all men.” -Herbert H. Lehman

Washington Monument Washignton DC

Happy Birthday to my dear Shawn – and to the United States. 

Where in the World?

Photography & text © Tricia A. Mitchell. All rights reserved.

 

Photo du Jour #4: Geburtstag Greetings for Dad!

Happy Birthday Geburtstag Cake

As they say in Germany, ‘Alles Gute zum Geburtstag.‘ Wishing you a Happy Birthday, Dad!

~With fond memories of birthdays past, especially the one where we whipped up QuarkSahne-Kuchen with fresh raspberries from your garden in Ansbach! Mom was lacking letters for the cake, so its greeting was a mix of German and English – ‘Denglisch’. :-)

Happy Birthday Cake