Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sky Watch #3 - Post 25

This photo was taken during my Memorial Day (May 26) visit to the Little Rock National Cemetery. The morning was balmy, the sky as you see it here, lots of blue with scattered clouds. Later in the afternoon, it rained -- hard! If you don't like the weather in Arkansas, just wait a few minutes!

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54 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Dayton Veterans Center has a similar cemetery with thousands of tombstones that date way back in time. It is a shame to have to see this but there they are.

Your photograph is beautiful.

SandyCarlson said...

That is a sobering reminder of the price of war. Thanks for this.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

It's odd how weather can change in an instant like that, isn't it?
Nice photo, Pat.
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Sandy's Notes said...

So many lost love ones. How sad. The picture is a wonderful reminder of what Memorial Day is!

Sherry said...

Very good photo for Memorial Day, and a good reminder of what it's all about. Thanks.

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT said...

Good SWF for Memorial Day.

babooshka said...

A thoughtful skywatch.

Larry D said...

A thoughtful and beautiful photo. Thanks

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The angle you took the photo from lines up the stones s they are almost like soldiers at attention. I agree with Sandy that it's a sobering reminder of what war costs.

Quiet Paths said...

This is a very moving photo - and a good one. It is indeed a thought filled reminder.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

The flags near the headstones make them especially poignant. And something about the perspective of the photo makes the rows seem to go on forever.

Very moving, Pat.

Teresa said...

A beautiful portrait paying tribute to our fallen soldiers.

david mcmahon said...

Such a poignant shot. The weather in Arkansas sounds exactly like it is here in Melbourne - four seasons in one day!

Loved your comment on my latest Verse and Worse post!! Thank you kindly ....

Chrisss said...

Beautiful photo with a haunting feeling...

Ida said...

Sad and beautiful at the same time.

Anonymous said...

HA! Very funny what you wrote about the weather in Arkansas, it's a lot like that in Sydney, Australia. The clouds in your photo look lovely, even if soon turned mean ;)

quinttarantino said...

Very good photo for Memorial Day!

imac said...

Nice take on SW captured well.


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Inkivääri said...

What a shot - clouds and memorial stones in same kind of line...

Suzanne said...

That is a lovely blue sky. We dont have memorial day here.

bobbie said...

A fine tribute to your brother and all others who lie there. My husband was buried in the Long Island National Cemetery. Far too many

John said...

Nice SWF photo for Memorial Day.

Champ Townboy said...

Beautiful photo and nice post honoring the war dead!

Neal said...

Nice picture. Thanks for sharing this!

Rambling Round said...

This makes you stop and be thankful for all these soldiers who fought for freedom.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

This is a beautiful picture.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Beautiful and poignant photo! Thank you for sharing this one!

the teach said...

Beautiful shot, Pat! Happy Memorial Day!

Kelly said...

Pat, a beautiful and sobering image.

Old Wom Tigley said...

A time to stop and think post... I like the mix of pictures and posts this week.. and I like the though behind this one.

Dewdrop said...

Indeed, if you don't like the weather... wait. I would love to have your Arkansas weather!!! Great shot, Pat! I need to visit a national cemetery... great for perspective.

Mrs. Darcy said...

A beautiful photo.

Mike said...

Love the lines there.

For The People said...

Great picture. Love the setting!

Jennifer Robin said...

This shot really caught my attention. I have loved ones that were buried at Arlington this year, making this recent holiday appropriate picture one of my favorites for this week.

Mental P Mama said...

xrhtin
Oh Pat, that is absolutely beautiful. Peaceful. Dignified. Thank you.

TSannie said...

Wonderful photo for SKW.

Beauty in the terribleness.

Daniel J Santos said...

great picture.

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

A very touching photo - I found a similar shot for my Memorial day post.

Kim said...

Beautiful skywatch, thank you for sharing it.

Gayle said...

Thanks for sharing.

kjpweb said...

A good and thought provoking Skywatch post.

twistedfencepost said...

I love cemeteries. Amazing how they keep them all in a straight line, from whichever direction.
Great picture.
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Pernille's ting og tang said...

I think this shot is sad and beautiful at the same time. But a very good shot.

Carole said...

Great composition.

Mike said...

Very nice. A great story. And I love the other posts and pictures. Vietnam is not a favorite subject for many, me included. I served from 66-70. Lost a couple of friends and a few wounded. One, wounded for life. He took his own life Christmas day a number of years ago.
Mike

Gusto! said...

Time of reflection and thought. Thanks for sharing.

CherryPie said...

Very beautifully done!

Sandpiper said...

A thought provoking picture and a nice tribute, too.

rhymeswithplague said...

Great photo, Pat. It reminds me of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. In Georgia (where I live), a brand new national cemetery was opened about 15 miles from us just this past year. Surrounded by the rolling hills of southern Appalachia, it is an absolutely beautiful and peaceful final resting place. My wife and I hope to be laid to rest there, as veterans and their spouses are eligible (I was in USAF, 1961-1965). You can't make advance reservations, you have to contact them when the need arises.

Wonderful image, very evocative. Congratulations! (from a non-photographer, but I know what I like!)

Catherine said...

All these tombs, so far! Very impressive picture!
All these flags!
Your picture has a high value.

Egghead said...

I love this photo Pat. It reminds me to be thankful to all who served our country. When we were children one of my sisters once won a poster contest with a drawing nearly like this for memorial day.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Now that is a very fine tribute to many that have given there lives for us great sky watch

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Tahnk you so much for wishing our daughter Angela a Happy Birthday.