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Friday, September 10, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ Plymouth, Massachusetts

"Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom."
~ John Adams(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President
The first 3 Shadow Shots are of the portico that cover the Plymouth Rock. The last 2 shots are of the Plymouth Rock itself. I'm the shadow on the right, Pat's on the left.
That's Patrick's waving shadow. "Hi" Rock shadow!!
Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Tourist Guide says the following:
Plymouth, Massachusetts, is famous because of a small and rather unimpressive boulder.
But when visitors come to Plymouth Rock, they are coming not because the rock is much to look at, but because Plymouth, as the landing place of the pilgrims, is a symbol for the ideal of religious freedom and the quest for a better life.
Patrick and I visited the Pilgrim museum and have gone on the Mayflower II tour. Our country's history may be short compared to many other country's, but it is so rich and steeped in the principles of freedom.

For more Shadow Shots you are invited to visit our hostess, Tracy, at Hey Harriet.

On this anniversary of the horrific 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attack I ask all my fellow bloggers to say a prayer for all the victim's families. God bless you, and God bless America.

love, Cassie

29 comments:

Mildred said...

Hi Cassie, Great shadow shots and what a great trip for you two.

Joining with you in prayers for 9/11 victims and families and for our nation and its leaders. May God bless America.

Rev. Paul said...

Mildred beat me to it ... what she said.

May God bless and restore America to what He wants us to be.

Spiderdama said...

Looks like a great trip and wonderful shadows shot.

God bless you, America and the all the victims families..
And I wish you a wonderful weekend, hugs from Tania in Norway:-)

Spiderdama said...

Nahum 1:7
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.

Dorothy said...

Cassie, these are great shadow shots! I like the ones of the rock and shadows! And ditto to Mildred's comment,
"Joining with you in prayers for 9/11 victims and families and for our nation and its leaders. May God bless America."

Tom Hilton said...

Nice. That last one is my favorite.

Ralph said...

Living in New England, I am happy that the Mayflower missed its target of Virginia by 500 miles - Plymouth had a protected harbor, and it was safe.

Safe it was for a freedom of worship. So the lancing point of a ship was not the end game - being able to freely worship without the Crown breathing down your neck to be of the Church of England. To be free to worship God and attempt to live the new life in Christian precepts.

It is the freedom we all enjoy almost 400 years later in the USA...

fredamans said...

Amazing shots and shadows!

Catherine said...

interesting history to accompany the shadows - love the last one particularly...

Beverley Baird said...

What great shadows for the week! Love the waving hand especially!

Busy Bee Suz said...

But did you find anyone hiding under that old rock??? :)
Glad you are having a good time on your travels.
Prayers for all of our country...today and always.

Joops said...

What more could be prettier than those shots.

Shadow Shot at my page.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Very impressive... love the second to last shot! I thought your a wonderer but then, I realized you're taking a picture §;-)

Have a happy SS...

x0x0
/chubzC

Paula Scott said...

Yes, indeed-prayers and remembrance of those that died needlessly and for their families of their loss.
Thank you for a meaningful post.
And, I've never seen the Plymouth Rock before, so this is cool to be able to 'see it.

EG Wow said...

Neat shodows on the rock. I remember when the rock was not in a cage like that. I bet that was a long.long time ago. No, I was not one of the original Pilgrims. :)

Sweet Repose & Junk Revival said...

Fun shots, but I'm really diggin' the basement shots, girl you truly live in paradise!!! Love the smell of pine after a rain and the calm after a snow storm, nothin' like it in the pines!!!

Have a great Sunday!

chubskulit said...

Perfect shadow shots.

Hanover Park shadows.

I am now a follower of your blog.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

It is much smaller than I thought it would be!! It makes for great shadows though....do you think the pilgrims would ever have thought that people would be visiting this rock hundreds of years after they first stepped foot on it?!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Patti said...

Wonderful shadows on Plymouth Rock, Cassie. I visited there as a child but don't remember it being caged in like that.

I also pray for the families of all the victims of 9/11, and for our country.

Hope you have a great week. Thanks for the visit!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What great shadow shots..

Hey Harriet said...

Great shaodw shots! I imagine it to be a very special place to visit! I like Patrick waving to the rock shadow. Cute! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead Cassie :)

Dimple said...

Hi Ms Cassie,
This is an inspiring post. One of my ancestors came on the Mayflower (Many people in this country can legitimately make that statement!), and it's strange to me that the rock is so small. But the landing looms large!

Your cabin looks great! The progress post fascinated me.

As to roses--the one I posted about is a very hardy bush rose. I don't even try to do fancy roses, they are too demanding of my time and attention. I do, however, revel in the blooms and fragrance of this one, and encourage the wild roses which volunteer to grow!

Blessings!

frayedattheedge said...

Hi Cassie, tried to leave a comment yesterday, but the gremlins stopped me! Super shadow shots, but somehow I had imagined that the Rock was somewhat bigger!! There was a service in London yesterday to remember the 67 British victims of 9/11, along with all the others. Regards Anne

Woody said...

Nice shadows! I've never seen Plymouth Rock and it is rather unimpressive as a rock. The fundamentals that it stands for however, are massive.

Dawn said...

cool!
are you still there? you are only 20 minutes from where i grew up!

Sciarada said...

Ciao carissima Cassie, Plymouth Rock is a special place as any place that celebrates and rases the value of freedom!
A kiss for you and your family!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

love the new patio...what are you going to put in it?

George said...

Thanks for the beautiful pictures and the message with its wonderful reminder of what this country is all about. I visited Plymouth many years ago, but didn't get any pictures as good as yours.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Hey Cassie, am playing catch up. Have been out.

Luv the shots.