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mission : Americana

One of the side effects of summer, especially the month of July, is that we seem to rediscover our patriotism and love of the land itself. Independence day celebrations, lightening bugs, sprinklers and fresh cut grass, ice cream cones, campfires, gardens full of flowers and veggies, road trips, ball games, fishin and tubin'...all wonderful symbols of the wonderful warm days of summer in the U.S.

Why do they go hand in hand so well? Maybe it's because summer and America = eternal symbols of freedom.


noun (plural) /əˌmeriˈkänə/  /-ˈkanə/ 

"Things associated with the culture and history of America, esp. the United States"

For the remainder of July, we challenge YOU to capture "Americana." It's not all about flags and fireworks, it goes much deeper than that and we want you to show it to us. We will feature the top shots in a special post and we will award the best shot with a brand spankin' new camera strap cover from me, Jen P. aka the PinkPooka.

Email your best "Americana" shot by July 30 to jlpinkerton@cox.net.

Remember, YOU inspire others just as others inspire YOU! We encourage all of our readers to participate!

Here are some great shots from the TML flickr pool to help get you in the mood. :)


  1. Yay for a local photog... the Star Mill is my fav location!

  2. Such a great display of all things American! Thank you for using my photo too--that brightened my day!

  3. gorgeous photos!!! thank you for using one of mine :)

  4. Beautiful captures of Americana ;)

  5. These are all so inspiring! The first entry is my SIL and she amazes me all of the time with her natural talent! :) Pure Americana greatness!!!!

  6. Wow these are all amazing!! Thanks for using one of mine! Made my day :) and thanks Shannon, YOUR talent always amazes me!

  7. Thank you so much for using my photo along with the other amazing artists. All of these shots are awesome.

  8. Thank you for choosing my photo! Varela Family Photography:)


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