|Dog Red Beach, Normandy|
I happened upon the picture (above) of a scrubby little tree in the midst of bomb craters on Dog Red Beach in Normandy. Dog Red was the name given to one sector of Omaha Beach and pretty much smack dab in the center of things. I doubt there was a tree to be seen and that got me to thinking.
|The clump of trees on the right was the focal point|
Mulling this over this morning I noted some trees on the far south of the property, up against the bay backdrop.
Their enemies have been hurricanes and nor'easters and have survived pretty well. In fact very well considering. They have done so well in the elements due to their type and perhaps, just perhaps, no one dropped a bomb nearby or used them as a target. The rough and tumbles of nature were testing but not life threatening. Bombs and hot lead - well not so good.
I think people are like trees. They do so much better when they don't grace a battlefield.