History Nugget: Why is there a Memorial Day?

Ever wonder why there is a Memorial Day.  Well, read and thank Mary Logan… a woman who observed, with caring and emotional eyes…first hand the devastation left on the landscape immediately following the Civil War.

Thank you Mary Logan.

 

Credit given for this fine article to Ken Zurski.

History Nugget: D-Day…Watch, listen, learn, never forget

Published on Nov 11, 2013

“British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. The original team consisted of 60 volunteers, but as word spread nearly 500 additional local residents arrived to help with the tribute to “The Fallen 9,000”.

Hear the bagpipes chant Amazing Grace and remember The Fallen.

Amazing photographs of humming birds from blogger: Cindy Knoke

Hanging out with the hummers.

Rethinking Life

Coming home means hanging out with the hummers. I don’t worry about them when I’m gone. I just miss them. My husband, the actual-factual, logical-biostatistician, said incredulously, “They fly up to me like they missed me.” He’s not used to thinking like this, but he can’t help noticing such obvious birdy behavior. Speaking of birdy […]

via Hummer’s Mean Home: Part I (Perching)~ —

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Natural World Haiku: Arum-lily

Native southern africa

Calla lily pure angel

Symbol of rebirth

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 5/28/17

Inspirational photos taken by Fe Caces 5/17

Orange Calla lily
An orange spring beauty of gratitude

Calla lily symbolizes appreciation, admiration, passion and gratitude…So very appropriate for this Memorial Day weekend.

Golden Brodie warns about hot summer surfaces and paws

Hot summer days are just around the corner..so look out for “man’s best friend” and their paws.

“Pavement, asphalt, wood, metal, sand and car or truck surfaces can become very hot during the summer months. These materials absorb heat from the sun and can stay hot for hours even after the sun has gone down. Temperatures on these surfaces can exceed 145° F!”

Check out these tips for keeping Fido’s paws cool.  Paws up!