Today we celebrate Memorial Day. I remember when it used to be called Decoration Day and we would always go to the cemetery in Bethany.
What ever we call it, it isn’t enough of a tribute to all of those who have given some and for the some that gave all. I think it is a national disgrace the way our government treats our veterans. We send young men and women in harm’s way and when they come home we do not properly take care of them or their wounds. It just makes me angry and frustrated because I don’t know what to do about it.
Yesterday we drove to Maquoketa to attend the graduation party of Brian Specht, Son of my friend Chad and Vicky Specht. It was a nice get together and when we left I decided to drive by the Duck Pond. I was amazed to see pelicans, ducks, geese, blue herons, and great egrets.
You can see by the fact that the egrets and heron are standing in the middle of the pond that there is very little water in the pond. I can’t imagine there are any fish in the pond and certainly not any after this large group of pelicans swept the bottom. 🙂
I only had my 400 mm lens with me and they were in the middle of the pond so much too far away to get a really sharp image. I just wanted to show the population of the pond on at least this day.
We had Angie, Ben, Josh, Gabby, Austin, Mark, and Taylor over for a cookout last night. We had some bubble liquid left over from the wedding on Saturday and the kids had fun blowing bubbles on the back patio.
Josh created this bubble and he actually wanted Grandpa to photograph it. I wonder if he realized he would be in the picture as well. 🙂
That’s all I have for you today. I’m hoping they get to have the Memorial Day parade today. The radar looks like lots of rain in the area so we’ll see.
Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful. If you get the opportunity, thank a veteran for their service to us all.