Memorial Day

Yes - the hu-dad has finally cut the grass in our field.

Ok, we may not disappear under the grass in our field now that the hu-dad has finally cut it, but our giant tree still threatens to dwarf us.  Look very carefully at the picture above – click on it to enlarge if need be.  Yes, that is the red team in the lower left just beyond the shadow of the tree.

Today, we pause to say thank you to all of the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  We are humbled at what you have given for us.

Our community is small and we were struck by an article that appeared in our regional newspaper yesterday – a story of the only native of our county who has been killed in Iraq.  The story is but one representation of so many, but we wanted to share it.  Mike Parrott – thank you.


  1. siku marie on May 31, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    We are SO lucky and blessed in this country…we should be thankful every day.

    Your tree is incredible…imagine the history that it has lived through!

    Have a lovely day. oh, Sarge’s please

  2. The Army of Four on May 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Beautiful post, you guys. We must never forget those who gave their lives for our nation!!!
    Play bows,

    PS: Ma Paw!

  3. Rocco on May 31, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Thanks for the tree shot!

    I’m putting my vote in for Taysia Blue to win again!

  4. Khyra on May 31, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Thanks fur sharing that link –

    So sad –


  5. The Bleu... and now also The Reufus on May 30, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Your tree reminds my the mom of a “model” tree… because as an architect, she has built SO many models and on them, so many trees have been represented by generic models of the most beautiful trees imagined… like yours!

    Yeah yeah yeah… but my favorite part is the tiny little portion of the picture capturing the red team, Wow. I do mean tiny!!!

    Paw over my heart, we owe so much to those who have and also continue to serve our country. Thank you for the ways you are honoring them!!!

    with love from the Bleu

    P.S. Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston

  6. NCMountainwoman on May 30, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Nice tribute on this Memorial Day. I love your tree!

  7. Huffle Mawson on May 30, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    It’s so nice to see the tree in full bloom!

  8. Fiona on May 30, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Hey, you’ve got grass…. We’ve got, ah, mud…

    We’re remembering those who gave all today, as well. Mom’s got the all-weather flag flying in the intermittent snow flurries, and we’ll light a candle tonight for all the MIAs.

    -Fiona and Family

  9. Suka on May 30, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    What a beautiful, awesome tree! Lovely! Good for your hu-dad on finally mowing! My human is headed out in a bit to mow our knee-high grass. I will just be napping. :->

    What a wonderful Memorial Day tribute. We, too, are taking time to honor those who have died in service. Thanks for the newspaper link. It really humanizes the tragedy of war when we learn of the individuals who died.


  10. rottrover on May 30, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    We just love seeing “your tree” in all seasons…

  11. The OP Pack on May 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    That must have taken your Hu-Dad a long time to mow all that grass. And once again, amazing to see how enormous that tree really is.

    Pausing here to remember all those who have served too.

    Happy Memorial Day!

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  12. houndstooth on May 30, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I was glad you started showing us a better perspective of your tree! I had always imagined it as much smaller until I started seeing pictures of you guys beside it. It’s easy to see why it’s your favorite!

    We owe a huge debt of gratitude to those who have served today! May we always remember! 🙂

  13. Kasha the Dainty Great Dane on May 30, 2011 at 10:15 am

    I see you guys…that is one beautiful tree and Happy Memorial Day!!

    AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

  14. Stumpy and cyndi on May 30, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Love that tree!

    I hope you’ll join me, at 3pm local time, in a Moment of Remembrance
    Stumpy and me

  15. Mimi & Cabana on May 30, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Wow, the red team gives a lot of perspective on the size of that tree. I need to say wow again! Wow! That’s one big tree.

  16. Sage on May 30, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Your mowing looks like quite a job! Have a wonderful Memorial Day.

  17. HUSKYS RULE on May 30, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Gorgeous tree & Happy Memorial Day to the crew at the ChezHerd & the Herd Annex!!! Proud to be an American!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  18. Wild Dingo on May 30, 2011 at 4:17 am

    dude, how do they trim that tree so round? 😉

  19. Maxx on May 30, 2011 at 3:53 am

    Happy Memorial Day to you!!


  20. Kari on May 30, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Happy Memorial Day


  21. Stella on May 30, 2011 at 1:38 am

    I love the circular shape of your big tree. So beautiful!

    We agree with you about remembering our military men and women on this day. Tonight we watched a great
    film on PBS describing Germany taking over the European countries and at the end an officer was saying it was the bravery and determination of the American soldiers who defeated this enemy. It made me feel very proud.


    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

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