I stopped by the Country Market on Independence Day to buy some homegrown tomatoes and snap some pictures. The Stars and Stripes were proudly displayed at the Market on the Fourth of July, just as I had anticipated. Customers, including me, wearing red, white, and blue, roamed around the market area engaging in friendly conversation.
I admired greenhouse plants and fresh produce during my slow stroll in the summer heat. Tempting fruits and vegetables sat in simple baskets and boxes, ripe for the picking. I selected a bounty of Virginia grown and heirloom tomatoes. The smiling counter clerk wished me a happy and safe holiday as I headed out the door with tomato sandwiches on my mind!
This is my seventh installment for Cardinal Guzman’s Monthly Photo Challenge. We are to post 5-20 pictures each month at a nearby location to showcase the changing of seasons and hone our photography skills. You should check out his photos and the links that he posts to other entries you may also enjoy viewing. You can see my previous galleries by clicking on the Changing Seasons header at the top of this page.
*posted in response to JNW’s One Word Photo Challenge-Windy
I love the sight and sound of flags waving in the wind. These flags are special to me because they are symbols of my country, America, and my State, Virginia. I also love that this photo, taken in my hometown last fall, shows the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. Together, all these elements represent home to me.
Here are a few interesting flag facts. There are six American flags on the moon! There is low gravity on the moon, so special flagpoles extending across the top of the flags had to be used to make it look like the flags were waving in the wind. I have read that over time the red, white and blue has likely faded to white. While that fact is a bit disappointing to me, white flags may signal peace. I found it interesting that America’s Apollo 11 mission astronauts placed a plaque on the moon that reads as follows:
Here Men From The Planet Earth
First Stepped Foot Upon The Moon
July 1969, A.D.
We Came In Peace For All Mankind
Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. (Astronauts)
Richard Nixon (President, The United States Of America)