Thompson-Neely House, Washington’s Crossing, Pennsylvania

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Thompson  Neely  House  Washingtons  Crossing  PennsylvaniaThis  is  the  Thompson-Neely  House  located  in  Washington’s  Crossing  State  Park  in  Washington’s  Crossing,  Pennsylvania.  George  Washington  laid  out  his  batlle  plan  here  before  making  his  famous  crossing  of  the  Delaware  and  marching  to  Trenton  to  defeat  the  British.

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Colonial Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Colonial  Square  Philadelphia  PennsylvaniaThis  is  Colonial  Square  in  Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania.  The  statue  is  of  George  Washington,  General  of  the  Continental  Army  during  the  American  Revolutionary  War.  In  front  of  the  statue  is  the  Eternal  Flame.  This  monument  was  erected  on  the  site  where  many  of  the  Revolutionary  soldiers  who  died  in  battle  are  buried.

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After Sunset – Miracle Challenge

After sunset

when evening shadows

begin inching toward dark

in dusky, amethyst hues

the flames of a burning sun diminishing,

cosmic splendor is born anew

as twilight claims the pivotal hour

before Nightfall dons her sultry evening gown.

Once burnished hands stretch upward

one rung nearer to starry surprise

in velvet skies

as the Moon blows kisses

into a fathomless galaxy

and asteroids fling themselves

with flair.

After sunset

and once upon a time

when one with calm and beauteous aspect

and wondrous eyes

and all that was best in dark and bright

met for a moment

in cloudless climes.

She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies;And all that’s best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes:Thus mellowed to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies.--George Gordon Byron
(https://miraclegirlblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/miraclechallenge-week-6-dated-19th-25th-july-2016)

roses-292595_1280Image Courtesy of Pixabay

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