Sunday, July 8, 2007

22nd Annual Salute to Independence

I set out today to go to the 22nd Annual Salute to Independence at the Antietam National Battlefield, which, if you're from the North, is near the town of Sharpsburg.  This is a picture of my father's new flag and flag pole, which I saw as I set out on my trip.

This is the Antietam, looking south from a bridge.

This is the Antietam, looking north.

This is an old cannon. I believe it is a Parrott Rifle cannon. More careful composition would almost certainly have eliminated the row of portable toilets in the background.

These are new cannons.

Park Rangers estimated 35,000 people attended. Here are some of them.

Here are some more.

And here are some more. The Park Service web site says there were 22,720 casualties in the one day of fighting at Antietam. So that would be like most of the people in these three pictures.

Here is the Maryland Symphony Orchestra on stage.

Sunday, July 08, 2007 

Sunday, July 1, 2007

7th Annual Alfaro 4th of July Bash

I decided to try to take some pictures of the fireworks lighting up the sky around Rancho Alfaro.

I don't really have the right camera for that kind of thing, which is how I get pictures that look like this one.

This was the best fireworks picture of the lot. It actually looks like fireworks.

This is a picture of a bright orange moon. You can't really make that out, but here it is, anyway.

Sunday, July 01, 2007 

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