Happy Thanksgiving … (again)
…… and God Bless America !
I had a brainstorm, I was going to photograph a turkey farm! On my way there I called my sister to see if she wanted me to pick up a fresh turkey for the Thanksgiving meal. The sound of disgust in her voice took me back. ‘Hey! I’m going to get photo’s’, I reassured myself …. and I did, but in the first few moments I saw the flip side.
I did get many good shots, but I will refrain from showing most of them here. I will have to tread lightly for everyone who is reading this post, especially if that is the intended meal on the 28th!
Hmmm, what will I do now ? ‘Slaughter House 5’ can only go so far…
As I was driving through the countryside of Northern Illinois, I saw America the Beautiful. That’s it! I had rented a wide angle lense a day prior, and wanted to test it out. A challenge for which I was ready, willing and able, let’s give it a go!
“On October 3, 1863, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed, by Act of Congress, an annual National Day of Thanksgiving on the last Thursday of November. In this Thanksgiving proclamation, our 16th President says that it is…
“…announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations are blessed whose God is the Lord… But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, by the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own… It has seemed to me fit and proper that God should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people…” Catherine Millard
and a Happy Thanksgiving… a bit early!