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.
HAVE A SAFE WEEKEND, EVERYONE!!!