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In Search of Americana

It's the 4th of July.  I decided to search for America or Americana right here in my own neighborhood. I wanted to see how my neighbor's show their patriotism.

I started with my own home. My upstairs neighbor Penny spruced up the outside of our building with a flag and hanging flower basket. The place definitely looks more homey.



You've seen this barn in the winter through my kitchen window. It looks great in any season and especially on American holidays.


The neighbors who live in the house behind the barn decorated their shed.  This green grass was a virtual lake during some of the torrential rains over the past year.


Big or small old glory waves proudly.  This house is on my street.  Sadly, I have never met the owners. Too busy in our own little worlds I guess.  It would be fun to have a block party. Food for thought!





Little touches of Americana are just as important. A simple flag in a flower basket, sweet!


 Banners are popular in the neighborhood too.  This house is one street over from mine.



The owners of this house painted a flag on their home after 9/11, in remembrance of that horrible tragedy.  It is faded now, just as the memory has faded but will not be forgotten.


This is my favorite house in my neck of the woods. Love the porch. Would love to spend a warm summer's day sipping lemonade on the porch.



I love bunting on a home but you need the right kind of porch to display it. These neighbors have a flair for decorating.



And their garden isn't bad either.  Perhaps they can bring a green thumb to my house which is one street over?


It's a historic home too.  I was inside the house once when it was for sale many years ago.  It has a sleeping porch upstairs!


I also visited the local cemetery.  I was pleased to see the graves looked good and had not been neglected. 


All the flags waving in a warm summer breeze. Life is precious.



And life is good this Fourth of July. It's been a great weekend and the weather has cooperated. What more can you ask for, right?

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Comments

What a lovely post! I love all the photo's you've shown! Happy 4th!

Mary
Julie@beingRUBY said…
Happy 4th July Elaine
I love that porch that is your favourite.. and the simple flag on the shed also!!

The flag painted on the house is amazing... I can understand the sentiment at that tragic time..

Have a lovely week.. ciao xxx Julie
Love all of the red, white and blue. Thanks for the follow, and I am so happy to be following back.
Kay Ellen said…
Happy belated 4th!

Oh I love that Red barn:)

and of course all the flags too!

xo
K
Susan said…
That was a great post, Elaine. Enjoyed it a lot. Lovely photos, too. Susan p.s. Oh! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting, too.
Jayn said…
Good one elaine...I actually took a photo when I was at the cemetary this weekend. There's just something about all those graves with flags on them - one can't help but be moved...See you soon, j

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