Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Date Which Will Live in Infamy...

Today is the 75th anniversary of the 
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

December 7, 1941.

"A date which will live in infamy."

Last year, we visited the 
USS Arizona Memorial.

It was very moving.
Thinking of all those young people,
going about their business, on a Sunday morning.
Before the surprise attack by 
Japanese Imperial Navy.

Many ships were sunk.
The harbor was turned into an inferno,
by the burning oil from the ships.

The memorial is built, straddling the sunken ship.

It's arranged so that it doesn't touch the ship,
which is actually the tomb of so many sailors and marines.

1,177 men died on board the USS Arizona.
229 bodies were recovered.
The rest still lie here.

The next day,
the United States entered World War 11.

Today, let's pause to honor these forever-young men,
who perished,
75 years ago today.

"A date which will live in infamy."

Rest in Peace

Monday, November 28, 2016

Leaves, Leaves, Leaves...

I hope your Thanksgiving was good.
Ours was great!

Now, back to the continuing saga of leaves.

This was a couple days ago.
We got those picked up.

This is now.
Not much, actually.
And, fewer seeds.

But, more are coming down.
When the wind blows, it's like a leaf blizzard.

And, the trees still look full.
This is over the back porch.

Which looks like this.

So many leaves.
So little time....and, energy.

But, there will be weeks more leaf clean-up.

And, it's time to pack away the pumpkins....
and, get out the Santas.

Time really flies by when you're having fun.

OK...out to clean up leaves...again.

Hope your garden chores are easy ones...

Happy Gardening...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a safe and happy day.


Count Our Blessings...

Friday, November 11, 2016

Happy Veteran's Day!....

Thank you, to all of those who risked everything,
for all of us.