Saturday, June 28, 2008

Good Citizens

This week we celebrate both Canada Day and Independence Day. As a multinational I am lucky to have ties to different parts of the globe but consider myself a citizen of the larger community of Earth and enjoy celebrating the best of all the nations.



"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime." Adlai E. Stevenson


Photo was taken on a hill overlooking Saint John New Brunswick and true to form, was a bit overcast that day.



“If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a good citizen of the world.” Francis Bacon





This photo was taken at Snug Harbor (Duxbury) with a disposable camera on a very foggy morning.
If I had of been framing up the picture today, more of the flag might have gotten included. What I was taking the picture of was the Harbor Master’s office, where I worked for one of the best summers of my life. My current office does not provide anything like those kinds of views.

If you are into crafts and home decor Kari and Kijsa are hosting an on line flag waving party here.
My contribution to Mixed Media Monday's challenge on Places.




44 comments:

ScrappyPam said...

Lovely photo. Like the booklet. Makes me want to see inside!

me ann my camera said...

Happy Canada Day, Mandy on the 1st. You are a long ways from home! We go to Saint John often and I like visiting there, its a nice old city. I like your art work. and yes, feel free to link to my blog(s) and I will do the same in return for yours. Thank you for your comment, glad that you enjoyed your visit.
Ann

Mary said...

What a lovely blog you have! I love the mix of real photos and crafted things! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be back to look at more of your mixed media things.

Kahshe Cottager said...

Happy Canada Day to you too Mandy! It is raining here at the moment but it looks like it might end soon!

Dana said...

I just love it when I read your quotes---you are just are great at selecting just the perfect ones. Happy Canada Day and Happy Independence Day!

Sue McGettigan said...

Oh Canada! Happy Canada Day :) Like you having lived all over I like to make the most of each celebration, patriotism rather than jingoism :)

April said...

Beautiful booklet with postage stamps from Canada. I hope you will have a wonderful Canada Day! :)

FĂ©nix - Bostonscapes said...

Hello, Mandy. Happy Canada Day to you too and thanks a lot for the wonderful comment you left on my blog. I am glad you enjoyed my photos.

Your blog is very interesting, I particularly enjoyed your Timeless Treasures post. :)

Cheers!

Laurie Keller said...

Hi Pearl Maple! Thank you for visiting my site on Sky Watch Friday a week or so ago. Your skies remind me of South Dakota. I look forward to checking in on you regularly. Your art is pretty fabulous!

liannallama said...

This is so very pretty!

SkylarKD said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. :)

Your artwork is beautiful! It really makes me want to pull out my scrapbooking supplies again! Now if only I can find some time... ;)

Candy said...

HI & Happy Canada Day!!!! :)
Thanks for the comment on my blog :) Im going to look around your blog now :)
HUgs,
Candy

Maggie Ann said...

Mandy, your work is beautiful! I really enjoy the quotes you use also. Such a time for reflection on life! I like it...smile.

milkcan said...

Love that quote! And I'm going to have to check out that challenge!

Linda Manning Findley said...

Very lovely Mandy and just your kind of leaf ........ Linda F

Abraham Lincoln said...

Really nice photos. Lots of interesting things here today.

Luke Wiley said...

Great one for the fourth of July!
My Sky Watch Friday posts

Leigh said...

Happy Holiday!

Teresa said...

What a great place to work! Nice shot!

SandyCarlson said...

Happy day to Canada and the US. These are lovely shots!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Great post- and love that you are celebrating both countries! Beautiful photos, flag-flying and artwork!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

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

Beverly said...

Maybe we would know more peace if we all considered ourselves citizens of the world.

Anemone said...

great picturea, and funny great art.

Nice weekend wish to you from Norway.

Old Wom Tigley said...

A very good choice of words and pictures... mixed to perfection for a great Sky Watch.

My Crafty Little Page said...

What a cute blog and nice post - thanks for sharing and Happy Fourth and Canada Day! Nancy

jill said...

Great photos and quotes...as usual :)

Champ Townboy said...

Very nice! I love the Snug Harbor shot!

Beantown Today said...

Beautiful post!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Happy Canada Day from anothr multinational. ;-)

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

I like your photos very much. Have always liked shots of grasses against the sky, overcast or not. Snug Harbor looks like a place I'd like to visit. Thanks for a nice Sky Watch, and for the lovely quotes.

Pietro said...

Wonderful sequence!
A really nice post for a great Sky Watch!

Carletta said...

Nice to celebrate in the same week. I just added a flag shot for the actual 4th since Sky Watch is usually Thursday afternoon.
I love the first photo and the second foggy one is a postcard shot to be sure!

Thanks for coming by and leaving such wonderful comments.
Happy Holidays!

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect entry for skywatch… all I can say is that “you’ll be the sun in somebody else’s sky”…LoL! Mine’s up too hope you can drop by…

Cherie said...

Love the quotes, the reminiscences, the photos.

Happy Fourth!

ellen b said...

Great shots. I like both. Snug Harbor looks like a great place to stroll...

lv2scpbk said...

I love tall grasses and the sky backdrop even makes it better.

Raven said...

Happy Canada Day. Lovely shots and creative art projects.

Judy said...

Happiest of Canada days etc I am looking forward to seeing it too.

Naturegirl said...

Love your SWF entry and the Stevenson quote.Have a wonderful weekend!

Isadora said...

:) Do like your point of view. Similarly, I feel at home everywhere because all was created by my heavenly father.

mixedmediamonday said...

Great pieces! Diane

Anonymous said...

Hi Mandy! Love your projects! Belated Canada Day greetings to you! We watched the fireworks over the harbour. After 3 nights of cancellations (no surprise, right?) they were splendid!

www.crafterbeth.blogspot.com

Storybook Woods said...

I know I am late but I hope you had a lovely Canada Day and Independence Day. Clarice