Declaration of Independence

Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 3 July 1776

“You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. — I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. — Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.”

Washington, D. C. 3 July 2009

Lazy Hazy Day In August

Woke from a couch nap to see this siesta on our deck rail.  Had complete empathy.   Double pane glass door and screen between us so focus is a little soft, in addition to the soft, diffuse light of open shade.  They are necessarily ever alert so I waited until he closed his eye which told the story better.   Removed some light branches in the background to keep attention on the main idea. Click on the image for full size.IMGP7808Gear used in this post: Pentax K3II camera, Pentax 50-135/2.8 lens + Kenko 1.5x Teleconvertor

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