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Sunday Before Memorial Day Sunset   1 comment

Sunset-3532 blogSunday Before Memorial Day Sunset — Image by kenne

When there are no clouds in a desert sunset, it’s just another beautiful sunset. But when clouds move in the sunset takes on something special, which gives me a reason to capture nature at its best.

— kenne

Memorial Day Nature-Hike on Mt. Lemmon — Photo Essay   1 comment

Memorial Day Nature-Hike on Mt. Lemmon — Images by kenne
(Click on any image to see a larger view in a slideshow format.)

First time on Mt. Lemmon since last November. At 9,200 feet only a few wildflowers are in the beginning stages of blooming. On this Memorial Day in Tucson, it’s 100 degrees, but it was a pleasant 65 degrees on Mt. Lemmon.

The SCVN Friday Hikes begin this Friday on Mt. Lemmon.

Naturalist David Dean conducts Wildflower Hike. Click here for dates and reservation information.

— kenne

 

On This Memoral Day We Remember   4 comments


053011coletoonIn Remembrance — 
 John Cole — The Scranton Times-Tribune

On This Memorial Day Weekend — The Picture Of War   4 comments

“The Picture of War” — Image by kenne

see this picture

the picture of war

not really

it’s not clear

so little information

not able to reason

observation void

or is it

some will reason

based on blind faith

indifferent to the truth

yet people believe

it is the truth

rather than asking

is it the truth

wars exist

fed on

indifference to the truth

prompt with careless moods

minus the circumstances

left to question

only at death

a glorious war

where men stood

and truth died

still, tomorrow comes

she can feel beside

a picture changing

no longer accepting

only asking

is it the truth

kenne

Source: Associated Press/Rocky Mountain News, Todd Heisler

Capturing the Moment — Reflections   2 comments

Reflections by Lee Teter — Source: Vietnam Reflections

On this Memorial Day, many honor those who have died in service of our country. All of us have our own way of reflecting; some by introspective thoughts, some by gathering with families of those who have served, some by participating in Memorial Day activities and some by using those who have served in their self-serving political rhetoric.

Still others use their innermost feeling to paint the pictures of memories — isn’t that what it’s all about? We all have these memory picture, and a few can paint them. That’s the way Lee Teter approached painting what became Reflections. He wanted to paint an image that would show the pictures not seen on cemetery grave stones. For Lee, “Reflections is about love transcending death in a way that someday will be reality and not just memory.”

Lee says, “There are two worlds; a real one made by God as a gift to those He loves, and a world of lies and deception made by men. I find wonder in the one and I hide from the other. I don’t know any other way to keep my heart intact.” For an artist who “paints by feel” keeping his own heart is an important thing. In the end the story of the painting is the story of the artist. Quietly, unobtrusively they make their way through the world.

kenne

Cartoon de jour — On This Memorial Day   Leave a comment

In Remembrance —  John Cole — The Scranton Times-Tribune

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial Day, May 26, 2008   1 comment

Matt Bailey (In Center)

(On this Memorial Day, I share the following from daughter, Katie Bailey.)

A short story for everyone…..

Shortly after Matt started going to classes this spring at CSU he decided to check out the Air Force ROTC program. As some of you guys know, last spring Matt tried to join the Air Force Reserve. He had to lose about 40 lbs and he did so. He went back to get weighed and measured knowing he was going to make the weight and the recruiter said there is a new rule this year….No tattoos below the elbow that can be seen but if you already have some they can not be vulgar or cover more than 25% of the arm. Matt as you know has a couple of tats below his elbow….one being a cross with Nick’s bday and the other a tribal tattoo down his arm that he got while serving in Saudi Arabia, which was the one in question. He had to get pictures taken so the recruiter could send them to the higher ups to be approved or not approved. A week later she calls and says “No, you can not join because of your tattoo.” Matt, as might have guessed, was pretty ticked off with all the work he had done to lose the weight and to have them say no. Even though he was also prior military service it didn’t matter. So life went on….we moved up here and he talked to the Captain, Major and Colonel here at CSU for the Air Force ROTC program. He then had to lose the weight again and they told him that his tattoo was not vulgar and didn’t cover up 25% of his arm so he should be fine. So he made the weight and joined the Air Force ROTC program this spring. He also decided to join the Wing Walker Pershing Rifle Honor Guard. For those of you that don’t know they are the group of people that honor CSU, UNC, and surrounding areas. Today, they honored soldiers that were lost in battle at the Rest Haven Memorial Garden in Fort Collins. And I wanted to share a few pictures from our chilly morning. I am very proud to be the wife of a man that has the biggest heart I know and sacrifices his time for others!

Happy Memorial Day!

The Bailey Family

Posted May 27, 2008 by kenneturner in Family, Peace & War

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