Even though I did a lot of enjoying myself, Memorial Day is not just about mini-vacations, beach runs, and cookouts. I do believe it is about family, because spending time with family is one of the best ways to honor those who are no longer with us, soldiers who gave their lives for our freedom. That's what Memorial Day is about...to reflect on the great cost of freedom, great personal cost of those gone, and the people who loved them. I hope your Memorial Weekend was peaceful.
Ole Boy and I took off on Friday and started our long
weekend with a day trip to Nashville, Tennessee.
|We often go to Nashville by way of the Natchez Trace.|
It takes a little longer, but you don't see scenery like this on the interstate.
|Cheekwood Botanical Garden Scenery|
|Cheekwood Mansion and Art Museum|
|Spider on the Grounds! Cheekwood must have|
known the Ol' Brown Recluse was coming to visit.
|Big, Big Spider. I'm really thankful they don't grown this big in reality.|
|Cheekwood Dragonfly. I love dragonflies|
|The real ones are sure hard to photograph|
|One of the largest Magnolia blooms I'd ever seen.|
|Cheekwood Botanical Garden - Daisy|
|Cheekwood Botanical Garden|
|In those woods lives the biggest bunny you ever saw....|
|Not a bunny, after all.|
|Thistle...hard to believe it's a weed, isn't it?|
|Sunset at the Muscle Shoals Sailing Club, Saturday Night|