Saturday Scenes

Wed 8 July 2009

Saturday in the Park

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 18:07

July 4 is the 185th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 180 days remaining until the end of the year. Aphelion, the point in the year when the Earth is farthest from the Sun, occurs around this date.

Nothing else really jumped out at me from the “On this day in history” pages.

:D

OK, so eventually I found this little snippet:

Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 3 July 1776, “Had a Declaration…”

The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America.

I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

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.

Hey, as far as predictions go, he wasn’t far wrong. What’s a day or two between friends?

Happy Independence Day to all of our SatSceners from the United States! Meanwhile, onto the gallery:

Take a moment to say hello to our contributors:

Also, if you want a trip back in time, take a look at the first collection of Saturday Scenes posted on the 5th of July 2008.

I want to take the chance to say thank you to all of the contributors who have made this past year a lot of fun. At the beginning, I almost didn’t see it through but elibrody nagged me to keep it up and I’m glad I did!

It’s easy to take part. Simply snap a photograph on a Saturday and then tweet it to @SatScenes! The following week, your photograph will be immortalized here. I’m looking forward to seeing many more scenes from Saturdays all around the world.

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