Saturday, September 10, 2011

Don't Ever Forget!

I am upset about the fact that no clergy or prayer is to be included in the 9-11 memorial tomorrow. Today I find out that no firemen or policemen have been invited either. What has happened to America in 10 years? It is like they did more than attack us because ultimately they have destroyed the basic fiber of our culture. Anyway, I choose to honor the 3000 people who died that day. I recently visited the Pentagon Memorial. Click on the link below.

Art Plus: Pentagon Memorial.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

The New Look of my Old Office!

I did a small remodel job on my office.  It has opened it up considerably.  Now the room feels peaceful, roomy, and above all relaxing.






 

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth!!!

When I was in Washington, DC recently, I had the privilege of seeing our original flag.  The story behind it is amazing....."and the flag was still there."  Unfortunately, we were not allowed to photograph this beautiful tattered flag.  It was huge for one thing.  There are some holes.  It is, of course, all hand sewn.  Take my word for it.  It easily brought me to tears.  Give thanks for our beautiful country and for our traditions that this country was founded upon.  Don't ever let anyone or anything change this wonderful country of ours which was founded on blood, love, freedom, and God.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Pentagon Memorial.

One of the best memorials and most moving for me was the one set up at the pentagon for those died there on 9-11.  It was so well thought out.  Just very simple and peaceful....a zen quality.  If you faced the pentagon the names on the benches were those who died in the pentagon.  If you faced away from the pentagon the names were those who died in the airplane.  Cantelever benches represented each person who died.

 Water flowed under each bench.

Beautiful benches that look like parts of a plane.

 At the perimeter of the site there are blocks with the year each person who died was born.  This flag was put there.






You can see how the names are put on the bench and the water below each bench.


All of the people who died.




Well this will give you a feel for this beautiful memorial.  Hope you enjoyed it.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Winners of the National Geographic Photography Awards!

I wanted to share these wonderful photographs.  I did not take any of them.  They are the winners of a photo contest put on by National Geographic.  Sorry but I did not get the photograpers names.  They are magnificent.  Enjoy.








This is taken underwater.  It is a wave.





Thursday, June 9, 2011

Washington DC Part 2.

Dinosaur-Natural History Museum
Hope Diamond
One of the largest elephants on record.


Whale.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Walk Around the National Mall-Washington DC, Part I

The Castle-Smithsonian

The WWII Memorial-Washington National Mall

Washington Monument-National Mall

Korean Memorial-National Mall

Second part of Korean Memorial is a long wall depicting all of the different services involved and for example Medical personnel, flyers, etc.
Reflecting Pool under repair.  Near Lincoln Memorial.

Lincoln Memorial-National Mall

Memorial to Nurses in War.

Vietnam Wall-Paul F. Kiecker was the father of one of my high school girlfriends.  We reunited last year.

Monday, May 30, 2011

A Thought For Memorial Day!

A thought for Memorial Day...

"It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced."

- Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address (November 19, 1863)