One of the many things people do on the 4th of July is fly the American flag.
Since this is my Wednesday bloom days, I will decorate my blog with patriotic flowers.
A part of me is thinking of the people all over our country who are suffering from weather gone wild. So many to list: the wonderful people of Colorado Springs, CO (it's been some 35 years since I've been there last!) whose houses are ash, the many people suffering from heat and still without electricity from the deracho of earlier this week, the people of Duluth, MN recently flooded (their online paper reminds me so much of our paper 10 months ago - just the names have changed), the people of Florida who have suffered through Tropical Storm Debbie, and even the people of West Virginia, some of whom are running short on food.
Our country is experiencing some hard times - but it has happened before, and we have always been stronger at the end of it. May it be the same this time.
To my readers in the United States, may you have a wonderful 4th of July.