“I’ll Fly Away”

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I’ll Fly Away

Some bright morning when this life is over, I’ll fly away
To a land on God’s celestial shore, I’ll fly away

I’ll fly away, oh glory, I’ll fly away
When I die, hallelujah by and by, I’ll fly away

When the shadows of this life have gone, I’ll fly away
Like a bird from these prison walls I’ll fly, I’ll fly away

I’ll fly away, oh glory, I’ll fly away
When I die, hallelujah by and by, I’ll fly away

Oh how glad and happy when we meet, I’ll fly away
No more cold iron shackles on my feet, I’ll fly away

I’ll fly away, oh glory, I’ll fly away
When I die, hallelujah by and by, I’ll fly away

Just a few more weary days and then, I’ll fly away
To a land where joy will never end, I’ll fly away

I’ll fly away, oh glory, I’ll fly away
When I die, hallellujah by and by, I’ll fly away

Dragonfly or Damselfly? It’s all in the Details!

Dragonfly or Damselfly? It’s all in the details!

I love photographing dragonflies. Their delicate beauty attracts me, and they pose so well for the camera. They flutter by and then nicely perch on a branch or leaf awaiting their moment to ‘say cheese.’

While perusing my many ‘dragonfly’ photos, I started to notice slight differences in their appearance. After some research, I learned that all brightly colored, bug-eyed, skinny flying insects aren’t dragonflies…some are damselflies…and the difference is in the details.

Dragonflies have eyes that touch, stocky bodies, and dissimilar front and back wing pairs. When at rest, as in the picture below, their wings are open, horizontal, and downward.

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Damselflies have eyes that are separated, their bodies are long and slender, and their wings are similar in size. When damselflies are at rest, as in the picture below, their wings are held close together and perched straight above their abdomen.

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Check out the site below for more information on dragonflies and damselflies.

http://insects.about.com/od/identifyaninsect/a/dragonordamsel.htm

 

Discovery Challenge: Opening Line

Independence Day – Opening Line

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html

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Daily Prompt – Fence

I love to photograph fences, so I was excited to see today’s daily prompt. I frequently stop my car along the side of the road to get a good fence photo. I’m not sure what draws me to fences. Maybe it’s purely artistic, the lines and angles, the weathered wood, or the peeling paint.

Or maybe it’s the idea that a fence is ‘keeping me from something.’ The intrigue and mystery of the unknown. I wonder what could be behind the fence, and why I’m not allowed in.

This happens to be a fence in my neighborhood. It’s worn and weathered and it keeps a horse in…and me out.

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