Friday, July 4, 2014

Wonderful Animations for the Fourth of July

The sun is brilliant, the sky is blue, the temperature here is perfect. Having already enjoyed a day from work in recognition of our Canada Day, I sit at my desk hoping that the same weather I'm seeing out the window is shining on all of our friends in the United States as they celebrate Independence Day.

When it comes to July 4th there,  it's a given there will be a lot of activity, fun and games happening in America.  Family and friends get together and enjoy everything from ball games to picnics. The pictures they take home at the end of the day will be full of smiling faces and wonderful memories.

Remembering our own Canadian celebration on July 1st,  it's a certainty that as folks in the USA  enjoy their wonderful celebrations,  active bodies and animated faces will be the order of the day. It seems appropriate then the images chosen for this most patriotic of American holidays be animations.

AnimationFactory July 4th Animated Clipart

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Best Fourth of July Illustrations on the Web

No secret that Americans love their country. Their patriotism and sense of national pride is recognized throughout the world.

While their reticent neighbours to the north (and I know this because I am one) might glance around before first shyly rising to their feet and quietly singing the strains to O' Canada,  with the first opening strains of the Star Spangled Banner, folks in the United States leap to their feet, hand on heart.  Verses and chorus will be sung loud and proud by the vocally capable and the tone deaf.

When it comes to the most patriotic of their holidays July 4th would be ranked at the top. What better example could there be than the commemoration of independence from Great Britain? Tomorrow, sporting stars and stripes everywhere, they will celebrate a love for freedom, democracy and life as an American. 

To promote the activities that will mark the day, from picnics to parades, to honour the occasion,  I offer here some of the best Fourth of July illustrations to be found on the web:

iCLIPART.com July 4th Illustrations

Clipart.com July 4th Illustrations

Acclaim Images Illustrations for July 4th

ClipartGuide July 4th Illustrations

ClickArt Online July 4th Illustrations


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wonderful Photos of America the Beautiful

Having put another Canada Day into the old memory album, we look ahead now to star-spangled images of red, white and blue. 

Friday,  for our friends south of the border, it will be a day of socializing and celebrating. Families will gather for picnics and barbecues, there will be parades and ball games, fairs and concerts. And after a day of festivities, fireworks will light the sky in recognition of this most patriotic of holidays.

Independence Day, or more familiarly July 4th, is the National Day of the United States, marking its independence from what was then the Kingdom of Great Britain. Typical of these celebrations around the world, whether, like America, they are in recognition of a nation's independence, the birth of a republic or some significant date in honour of a patron saint or ruler, patriotism is in abundance. Flags fly, songs are sung and national pride is evident at every turn.

So for those folks for whom America is everything, and they will be telling it to the world loud and proud this Friday, here are some wonderful collections of photos of America the Beautiful, from sea to shining sea.

iCLIPART.com America Photos

iPHOTOS.com America

Clipart.com Photos of America

National Geographic America's Best Adventures Photo Gallery

National Geographic Greatest Photos from the American West

50 States in 50 Photos