|A tree on 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
Trees are focal points of sorts. They mark and decorate our property as living landmarks. I'll meet you by the tree is a clear as a bell remark. When Pickett charged at Gettysburg (150 years ago next month) the "target of the charge, when the line was to converge, was a group of trees on the right. All accounts depict the trees after the battle as useless bits of splinters.
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, humans, lots of dogs and not infrequent storms
I think people are like trees.
Just a thought on the anniversary of a day of carnage.