Thursday, July 3, 2008

Red, white, and blue on blue

Happy Independence Day to the United States of America, land of my birth, and to all you Americans out there.
Long may the flags of America and of Israel, land of my choice, wave together in harmony in blue skies. And may the dreaded mushroom cloud never darken our sky, amen amen.
Immediately upon hearing about the victims in the bulldozer rampage yesterday, the American Ambassador lowered the Stars and Stripes to half-mast at the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv. Tonight the Fourth of July reception is underway at the Ambassador's residence. Sorry, no pictures--I wasn't invited. That's OK.
The third flag here, at Hadassah Ein Kerem campus, is of the Hadassah Medical Organization.
Sky Watch Friday bloggers come together at Tom's blog, Welcome to Wiggers World.

27 comments:

quinttarantino said...

It is well known that we Portuguese once sailed the seven seas searching for new lands, wealth and adventures.
We were brave in those days and gave the world new worlds!

Luckily I don’t have to sail the big oceans on a small ship to sea the wonders of our world …
No Sir, I just need to check with Mr. Tom, the finest host there is, for a trip around the world with SKY WATCH TOURS and with a click here, a click there I am quickly in the USA, England, Brazil, Italy, China, Australia, Finland … well, everywhere.

And on each stop I come to see a little marvel of our world under a great sky!
Hope you can come and see my piece of the sky at lenses & visions

kjpweb said...

Good one! Three flags in harmony! Would like to see a couple of hundred more (in harmony!)
Cheers, Klaus

Abraham Lincoln said...

I think this is going to be the best Sky Watch Friday yet. The things I have seen are very encouraging and the photography is spot on.

I really admire your photography skills and your critical eye for composition, lighting and texture.

Abraham Lincoln
—Brookville Daily Photo

Luke Wiley said...

nice capture of these flagpoles!
My Sky Watch Friday posts

Snap Catch said...

great catch! Happy weekend... mine's up too hope you can drop by.

Anemone said...

Great and peacefull picture.

"Together we can face any challenges as deep as the river and as high as the sky." anyone wrote this friday, and its very good sayd...

Nice weekend to you from Anne in Norway.

Wren said...

Very nice, and inspiring. You really capture the emotions the scene inspires.

reader Wil said...

I am sorry about the attack with the bulldozer. I hope that there will come a time of peace that all flags can fly freely in a blue sky, without threats. Good photo.

Catherine said...

Particularly in these times . I t is secure to be united against danger. May no cloud invade our skyline.
Your Sky Watch gives confort, Dina. God keeps you safe.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thank you for being a part of this weeks Sky Watch.. I and other really appreciate your posting...
Thank you
Tom

A great choice for this week may I add ;O)

bobbie said...

A beautiful and appropriate post.
Thank you for your wishes, and I wish you happiness and peace, too.

fishing guy said...

Dina: Where you live is by choice but you homeland will always be the USA. Thanks for you wishes.

SandyCarlson said...

God bless you, too. Thanks for this wonderful photo.

Michelle said...

Happy 4th to you Dina...hope we have a more peaceful world next 4th..but that is wishful thinking...

the donG said...

happy independence day! it's sad that you were not invited but maybe celebrating it in your own way will make it more personal.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Dina,
So sorry to hear on the news yesterday (Wednesday) tat anthr attack happened to innocent people in the streets of Jerusalem.

Jerez said...

Amen Dina..to peace!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Gorgeous

evlahos said...

very beautiful composition

Catherine said...

I must add that you make me laugh this morning, reading your comment. My 4 years old is constantly singing "Happy unbirthday, Happy unbirthday"!! since we offer him the DVD.

Suzanne said...

Peace and harmony, the way to go. Happy 4th of July and Happy SWF.

babooshka said...

A very timely choice, and a great catch.

Luiz Ramos said...

Congratulations for 4th July. Good taken.

Tipper said...

Happy Fourth to you Dina!! I like the flags.

Dulce said...

This week sky watch is full of american flags! Well apropriate!
Have a nice weekend!

Louise said...

"Long may the flags of America and of Israel, land of my choice, wave together in harmony in blue skies."

I echo this, only America is the land of my choice.

Thanks for the nice tribute. I always appreciate your blog.

AnneKa said...

Great photo, still trying to see all the sky watch photos on Tom's blog.