From Every Mountainside Let Freedom Ring

Eagle, Bald Eagle, 4th of July, Independence Day, nature, wildlife photography

Bald Eagle resting in a pine tree along the Trinity River.

“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”

James Madison

Live, love and guard your freedom.  Have a happy independence day.

45 thoughts on “From Every Mountainside Let Freedom Ring

  1. Exceedingly more applicable today than when Madison wrote it, that’s for sure. Happy safe day to you and yours, Tim.

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  2. Too true, more so today. The founding fathers had a great deal of wisdom and their thoughts apply even now. I hope you cool down soon. That’s too hot for me (even if it is a dry heat). I hope the fires stay away from you.

    Lovely photo. We have seen bald eagles twice on our lake in the past couple of years, but not for a while.

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    • Thanks Ruth. The heat finally broke yesterday. It was down to 100. It is amazing what a difference that makes. We’ve been fortunate to not have any fires with this heat. When I was a firefighter years ago, we found that we had less fires when the temperatures went over 105. The reason was that nobody wanted to go outside when it got that hot.

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  3. Gorgeous picture of the Bald Eagle. I’ve always been in awe of their beauty. I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! And the picture in your header is magnificent!!

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      • I’m back 🙂

        Came back Wednesday morning, had a flat tyre on car, a couple of hours fixing, slept all Wednesday, solid, worked Thursday & Friday.

        My job is not a pleasure. My boss treats me like an unintelligent hassle in her peripheral. I tolerated it before, but coming back from holiday MAN it struck me loud and clear.

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        • Nothing like a vacation to put things into perspective. I’m glad you and Daniel had a chance to go. I will have to come and read about your adventure.

          Difficult boss are just that, difficult. I hope you are able to work with her it a way that she recognizes your value to her.

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  4. Great photo of these incredible birds. We are just now starting to see a few in southern Indiana, and to us that haven’t had them around for 30-40 years, it’s a sight to be thrilled with.

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