Fourth of July in My Town

Fourth of July in My Town

“Travel is the only context in which some people ever look around. If we spent half the energy looking at our own neighborhoods, we’d probably learn twice as much.”
― Lucy R. Lippard

I live in the same town I have lived in for most of my life since I was ten years old.  Spending that much time in one place allows you to grow roots and enjoy the traditions of a place.

My town is one of the best places to spend

The Rose Garden

The Rose Garden

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”
― Alphonse Karr

One of the things that I have enjoyed most during the past two months is walking throughout my neighborhood.  I have made it a point to rise before the sun in order to get one walk in before my work day begins.  My dog, Maui, and my camera have been my companions for these walks.

There is an incredible,

Fourth of July

Fourth of July

I have lived in the same community, off and on, since I was ten years old.  I grew up in Tega Cay, South Carolina.  I left Tega Cay, after college, for my first real job.  I lived in Charleston, SC, for five years.  I then moved to Charlotte, NC, for almost ten years.

When my son, Jeremy, was in elementary school, I chose