Friday, June 6, 2014

We Love Lucy

Lucy loves to be on the deck overlooking the woods.  There are some wonderful sights and smells to be found there.

There must be something on this rail

 Poking her head through she looks down at the ground below

 Squirrels and chipmunks, crows and skunks seeking the leftover seeds
[Definitely time to get out the leaf blower and scatter them into the woods.]
You may need to click to enlarge and see the varmits

 Always happy to be outdoors

Today is D-Day, the 70th anniversary of the Normandy invasion by Allied Troops.  We would be remiss in not mentioning this fateful day, the beginning of the end of World War II and a day of great sacrifice on the part of so many.

Part of the Normandy cemeteries
(photograph from the Internet, not credited)

Our quote comes from Admiral Nimitz:

They fought together as brothers-in-arms.  They died together and now they sleep side by side.  To them we have a solemn obligation.

When I reflect on this day, I recall my parents telling me about it, and about the war itself.  And how our entire country came together in the war effort.  A nation united in a common cause for the good of humanity.  A nation united---what a wonderful thought.  Today our leaders are so divided and partisan with little regard for the good of humanity.  Would that we could come back to a real United States of America.  Let that be our solemn obligation to the brave soldiers who died on this day.




Cheryl said...

Lovely Lucy.....what a great image of the creatures enjoying seed. Also love the shadow of the tree.

Indeed great sacrifices were made by many. God bless each and everyone of them............

Anonymous said...

Love seeing Lucy in her world on the deck.

I agree with you about the cohesion our nation felt 70 years ago. The divisiveness now is incomprehensible to me. My father landed in Normandy on D-Day +3. I always think of him on these anniversaries.

KB said...

I have to admit that, every Friday, your post reminds me of the "I Love Lucy" Show. Yet, your Lucy doesn't seem anywhere near as goofy as Lucille Ball. Hmm, but they both have red hair!

I agree - a non-partisan "United" States would be a wonderful thing to return to.

Vicki Lane said...

I think that the difference was that in WWII we were fighting a very real threat and almost everyone was involved. Our recent 'wars' have been wars of choice and, while the toll is far too great, most of us are untouched and few feel any need to sacrifice.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

WWII was such a different war and everyone was involved from the men on down. We would love to visit Normandy one day. I've really enjoyed the coverage of the anniversary of D-Day. Hi to sweet Lucy.

troutbirder said...

Curiosity may have killed the cat but it surely keeps our canine friends going. Your message of unity was well said. And needed....

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Our crew loves to do the same thing, and so often, I wonder what it is that they see.

We watched the recap of yesterdays D-Day remembrances on TV. Interesting to me when it was mentioned that there is more of an interest in D-Day now than there was 40 years ago.

Ginnie said...

As usual I love the Lucy pictures. You are either a great photographer or she is extremely photogenic !! (...or both.)


Thank you for sharing the adventures of Lucy...I always enjoy them!

How Sam Sees It said...

Dogs are born naturalists. :)

I would love to have a return to the nation we were 70years ago. Your quote was beautiful.

Monty and Harlow

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.

Robin - The operation was terrible on day 3. I'm sure D-Day is always special to you.

KB - Lucy is just as goofy.

Vicki - Well said

Sam - I've always wanted to visit the beaches and cemeteries there too.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Certainly a day to be remembered.
Love seeing your smiling Lucy….and those varmints are having a buffet!

The Bug said...

That Lucy - so cute sticking her nose through the deck railing :)