MEMORIAL DAY

REMEMBER  and  HONOR

REMEMBER and HONOR
REMEMBER and HONOR
Iwo Jima Memorial
Iwo Jima Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
Korean Memorial
Korean Memorial
Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego
Rosecrans National Cemetery – San Diego
Vietnam Monument
Vietnam Monument
Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier
Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

A Friend Is…

A Friend Is…

Webster’s defines a friend as a person you know well and like. The Spanish term is Amigo.

My interpretation of a friend is shown pictorially with these three photographs.

Old Faithful symbolizes that a friend is always there and can be depended upon with regularity.

DEPENDABILITY
DEPENDABILITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bear represents a strong and powerful ally.

STRENGTH and POWER
STRENGTH and POWER

 

 

 

 

 

 

A field of Texas wildflowers paints the picture of beautiful feelings between friends.

Beauty
Beauty

 

Texas Bluebonnets

TEXAS BLUEBONNETS

 Legend has it that a little Comanche girl, in the secret of darkness, built a fire and sacrificed her favorite doll to the Great Spirits in hopes of ending a terrible drought and save her people who had angered the Spirits. She scattered the ashes to the Four Winds and lay down to sleep.  Upon awakening the next morning she found where the ashes had fallen the ground was covered with beautiful blue flowers.

These beautiful flowers, called Bluebonnets, still bloom each spring in the fields of Texas.

This Texas tale is retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola in his book, The Legend of the Bluebonnet.

The Bluebonnet is a form of wild lupine known by other names including  Lupine, Buffalo Clover, Wolf Flower and “El Conejo” .  Bluebonnet is the most recognized and popular name. It is believed that when white settlers moved to Texas they named these blue flowers Bluebonnets  because they looked like the bonnets worn by the pioneer women.Bluebonnet ( Lupine)Bluebonnets (2)