Sunday, July 4, 2010

4TH of July


means a time to reflect what our ancestors have sacrificed to get us to where we are today...
still free...
it is my belief that for the most part we take for granted our abundance...not realizing what we have until it is too late and taken from us.
Today this happens on many levels...
take a moment and be thankful..the little birds will be very thankful with the abundance of choke cherries this year...they make jelly out these here!
Being a blackberry fan myself I have never tried chokecherry jelly...they say it is good...
Enjoy your day!

9 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I think I'm more patriotic because of my blog. When you put yourself out there to the world, you have to be respectful of others and their cultures. It brings my culture into the spotlight. And culture without a sense of pride in who we are would be nothing, at least in my opinion. Happy 4th, dear friend.

Karen said...

What a wonderful post. And quite a thoughtful comment above. Happy Independence Day, Mar! :>

Sarah said...

It is so easy to take things for granted and I do try hard not to.
I have never heard of choke cherries-they sound a bit dangerous! Happy 4th of July to you!

Mar said...

i am not sure how they are called chokecherries...they are a tart berry tho...

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love the flavor of blackberries the best,,,have a great holiday and remember those who are serving and have served. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

MrCachet said...

We received two jars of chokecherry jelly as a gift for Christmas, and we savor it - on Sundays - on homemade biscuits done the old fashioned way instead of out of a box. YUM!

MrCachet said...

And I forgot to compliment you on a wonderful post - we often take a whole lot for granted, don't we.

Mar said...

okay...so i will taste chokecherry jelly...:)

A Dancing Mango said...

Hi Mar,
I see you were in Kelly Rae's Class as well.
I added myself to your followers list and also found you on my blog of blog hoppers!
What an interesting find here, I did glass fusion only for a few months and have a few pieced featured on my blog this week!
Love what you are doing now!
hugs, Darlene xo