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Monday, April 11, 2016

The National D-Day Memorial - A Pictorial

On Sunday my daughter, her boyfriend, and I made the trip to Bedford to visit the National D-Day Memorial. This was the first time for me, and will become part of the "local tour" sites I suggest to out-of-town visitors. Although a little chilly and the blossoms and flowers not yet in full bloom, it was a perfect day to appreciate the beauty of the region, the history of the memorial, and learn more than I knew before about D-Day. I'll leave the history behind each of the shots below to your tour guide, who I recommend you follow when you visit. If you explore yourself you're bound to miss out on the "aha" moments...


















"The National D-Day Memorial Foundation is a nonprofit educational foundation warranted by Congress to establish in Bedford, Virginia, and maintain for the nation, a memorial to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied forces that took part in the landing at Normandy, France on 6 June 1944....The Memorial does not receive federal or state funding and relies on donations to operate. By supporting the Foundation in telling the D-Day story today you ensure its retelling tomorrow."

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Lilacs

This year's lilac bush in my front yard came in so full...not only are the blooms spectacular but the fragrance is amazing! Although I can't share the smell with you, I can share some pics...







Thursday, March 24, 2016

Spring Trees


Sitting in the yard, coffee in hand, listening to the sweet sound of birds...except for the neighbors' leaf blowers and lawn mowers, it would be a perfect morning...


Weeping Cherry Tree



Magnolia



Peach



Redbud


Pear