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photoblog image ... For Purple Mountain Majesties...

... For Purple Mountain Majesties...

        ... Above The Fruited Plain...

 

Kathrine Lee Bates wrote "America the Beautiful" after a visit to Colorado. 

So, it seemed only fitting to show San Miguel and Beattie Peaks

of the Colorado Rockies, on the 4th of July.

 

O beautiful for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

 

 

... For Purple Mountain Majesties...

        ... Above The Fruited Plain...

 

Kathrine Lee Bates wrote "America the Beautiful" after a visit to Colorado. 

So, it seemed only fitting to show San Miguel and Beattie Peaks

of the Colorado Rockies, on the 4th of July.

 

O beautiful for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

 

 

comments (18)

A happy fourth, Elizabeth, see you at the parade!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Frank! Yes you will! smile
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 4 Jul 2018, 02:19
One can see the beauty here that causes poets to wax eloquent about our nation. Mountain's majesty ...for sure.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Indeed, Bonnie - have you ever been to the Rockies? Majestic indeed!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 4 Jul 2018, 02:26
your photo is truly very Americana
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Sherri - I appreciate that!
  • Harry
  • USA
  • 4 Jul 2018, 03:22
I love this kind of old, makeshift bridges along hiking and livestock trails (though the wood on this one seems fairly new). This one forms a wonderful foreground for the mountains.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I do, too, Harry! Yes - I think this one had recently been rebuilt...
Thank you so much!
Magnifique paysage et belle composition avec le petit pont.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Martine! It seemed an idealic setting!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 4 Jul 2018, 06:13
This is nicely patriotic and a delight to look at
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Chris!
Those words...this day. If only, Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: If only, Ginnie - Larry reminded me of the second verse which is quite apt:
Whose stern, impassioned stress/A thoroughfare of freedom beat/
Across the wilderness!/
America! America!
God mend thine ev’ry flaw/
Confirm thy soul in self-control/
Thy liberty in law.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jul 2018, 06:48
I can well understand what inspired Katherine Lee Bates to write that song. I can remember it being song when Wall Street reopened after 9/11; I was in Colorado at the time. The bridge looks quite new.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - You do know... What a place to be on 9/11.
The bridge has just been rebuilt!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jul 2018, 06:49
Happy 4th July, by the way!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you! Just back from the Flagstaff Fourth of July Parade! The largest in Arizona! Great fun smile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 4 Jul 2018, 07:43
A very pleasing composition with several elements nicely positioned.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: You you, kindly, Chad!
A lovely picture... I am reminded of the second verse: Oh, beautiful for pilgrim feet/
Whose stern, impassioned stress/A thoroughfare of freedom beat/
Across the wilderness!/
America! America!
God mend thine ev’ry flaw/
Confirm thy soul in self-control/
Thy liberty in law.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Beautiful, and apt.... Save Our Ship smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Jul 2018, 11:48
Nice a cappella. It does add to enjoyment of your landscape picture.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I thought so, too, Louis... Thank you!
What beautiful countryside.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Indeed, Brian. Indeed.
The hills seem like magnets for the rain.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Nicely put, Mary... We're hoping our weatherman is right, and that we'll start getting some rain this weekend.
It is an inspiring landscape. I hope the orange one doesn't claim credit for independence.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It certainly is, Bill! Oh he will... And then he'll strip more public lands for his oil / coal buddies to rape. Sigh
I could never figure out the grammar of the first line smile Lovely shot, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I can only chalk it up to artistic license! smile
Thank you, Tom!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Jul 2018, 20:12
Yes, there is a beautiful America indeed - but unfortunately, nowadays there is also a worse one ...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: America will always be beautiful... and most of it's inhabitants kind, compassionate and God fearing. However - there is a vocal minority most of us are ashamed of. We will not let them overcome!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 5 Jul 2018, 02:49
A nicely-layered composition with a beautiful vista!! A great tie-in with your caption! Happy Fourth of July!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you kind sir! I hope yours has been safe and happy!!

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