This Week…Waiting For Rain and the Country’s Birthday
After weeks of 100+ degree heat and no rain, all of the grass and other plants are in need of water! The area closer to the coast received most of the showers that were due.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve
neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin
We got a few sprinkles this morning but barely enough to make it worth carrying an umbrella.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government. Thomas Jefferson
Unfortunately, like all of the parks, Kickerillo has been suffering as well. The flowers and vegetables in the garden are all dry. They are trying to water the many trees that were planted months ago but there are too many to cover.
Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
Of course, be careful what you wish for…it IS hurricane season and Houston knows about too much rain!!!
Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can. Samuel Adams
Thanks to June’s Challenge hosted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, and Endre Barath, Jr. I noticed even more homes and businesses flying Old Glory this week.
There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism.
And, if you haven’t seen the ActiveRain Point Store is Open! Let the July Challenge Begin! You won’t want to miss this one! Let your reactive juices flow! (Please forgive the first of many more shameless promotions.)
No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.
Whatever your plans are to celebrate our
great nation’s birthday…be safe, be grateful for where we live, and have fun!!!
I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. James Madison