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Row upon row...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 26 June 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Edna's bird (from yesterday) is visible on the second headstone (second row).

From Wikipedia:
Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia is a military cemetery in the United States, established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the estate of the family of Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna (Custis) Lee, a descendant of Martha Washington. The cemetery is situated directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. and near The Pentagon.

More than 300,000 people are buried in an area of 624 acres (2.53 km2). Veterans and military casualties from every one of the nation's wars are interred in the cemetery, from the American Revolution through the military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Pre-Civil War dead were reinterred after 1900.

SONY DSLR-A100 1/80 second F/8.0 ISO 100 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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tyan from Singapore, Singapore

that is so nice of him.Yes please dont push yourself too hard dear:)

i must say these are really very neat rows.I shoulod take a pic of cemetry in singapore for you to do a comparison:) Less clean looking and more messy:)

26 Jun 2009 8:20am

@tyan: Thank you, Tyan ... Arlington Cemetery is huge, and such a beautiful spot.

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Military cimenteries are very impressiv ! Beautiful composition and colors in your photo ! Return to work tomorrow will b e life !

26 Jun 2009 10:10am

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: Thank you, Marie. Don't work too hard.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Row upon row... perfect title and capture of the rows.

26 Jun 2009 10:58am

@Betty: Thanks, Betty.

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

This site always brings a heavy heart and such gratitude. It is amazing the number of brave men and women who have been in service and sacrificed for this country.

This is a wonderful series from Washington.

26 Jun 2009 1:37pm

@Laurie: Thank you, Laurie. We've wanted to visit Arlington and the Washington memorials for years, so our trip to D.C. for our granddaughter's college graduation was the perfect time. The visits were emotional at many levels. Tomorrow's is the final shot in this series.

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

The silent message of places like this never goes unheard and yet we keep on digging. Freedom comes at a high price.

26 Jun 2009 1:58pm

@Ronnie 2¢: You are so right, Ronnie ... freedom certainly is NOT free.

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

What a waste of a countries youth,will we never ever learn ?.

26 Jun 2009 2:24pm

@Jeff: How right you are, Jeff ... will we?

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

It has such a peaceful order to it, and look at that the little bird still singing ;)

26 Jun 2009 2:35pm

@Lorraine: The order belies the pain of war ... and yes, that little bird kept singing. ♥

Chris from South Jersey, United States

beautifully composed, I love the way the tree makes a frame for the image.....

26 Jun 2009 5:35pm

@Chris: thank you, Chris.

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

It is so still and quiet in this cemetery. That little bird probably steals the silence. What a lovely shot.

26 Jun 2009 7:26pm

@Lambspun: Yes, is was very quiet except for the bird ... the sounds of the horses hooves ... tomorrow...

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wonderful shot of this somber place......It's a very moving place to visit....... you were lucky to have the opportunity to take in all the sights while you were there......

26 Jun 2009 8:07pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan, and you're right ... it's a very somber and sobering place to visit.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Another somber scene.

26 Jun 2009 8:29pm

Jen from St. George, United States

This is such a beautiful composition. The placement of the tree, and the branch hanging down is just perfect. I think you've done Arlington justice!

26 Jun 2009 10:21pm

@Jen: Thank you very much, Jen ... this composition presented itself and I grabbed it. :D

1/80 second
ISO 100
52 mm (35mm equiv.)