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The Hanging Garden
Baker Upholstery
Wandering the high meadows of the  Laramie Mountains with Horse Creek Lakes in the distance.
Having fun at the seafood festival
clouds reflection
Orange Monarch Butterfly spreading his wings at John Chestnut Sr Park
Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, CA. - Transformed in 1921
Beach day over.
A Field of Purple Flowers at John Chestnut Sr Park
Small Doses entertainer
A tormented posture identifies this fallen conifer in Vedauwoo.
Compassion of a 3 year old in Normandy
Girl in the Waterloo Room at Windsor Castle
The savior
Yellow Speckled Butterfly at John Chestnut Sr Park
Boardwalk at John Chestnut Sr Park
The guardian
Lake Plastiras, Greece
Tahoe Bonsai Rock
Trees at John Chestnut Sr Park
Backyard pond Great Blue Heron
Sunrise I
Sunrise III
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Compassion of a 3 year old in Normandy

As American expats living in England, we had the opportunity over Easter to visit WWII sites such as Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and others. Our next stop was the American cemetery. We tried explaining as best we could to our 5 and 3 year old about what had happened and the sacrifice that was made. When walking through the gravestones I looked over and noticed she has hugging the crosses. At first I was frantic that she was touching them but then I realized she was going down the row hugging each one (as if it was the solider) and patting the cross on the back while saying "good job, good job" I froze and just watched the grace and compassion of a three year old at work.

TAGS: France, Normandy

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Date Taken: 04.2016
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