Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

The photo prompt is Summer, and it is Memorial Day. And each year I get older, days like this have more of a bittersweet quality. Long summer days can make it feel like the fun will never end. Adventure abounds, in the middle of a safe, green life.

Memorial Day gives pause to remember the sacrifice by those who gave all. And some like my Father, survived the war and carried that hard memory for 50 years. Perhaps his sacrifice ultimately was no less.

Words are small but the feeling is immense: Thank you for this summer life.


We who are left how shall we look again
Happily on the sun or feel the rain
Without remembering how they who went
Ungrudgingly and spent
Their lives for us loved, too, the sun and rain?
~Wilfred Wilson Gibson

Anna, Infinity Farm.

WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo- I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share our micro life here on the Colorado prairie. My photos are taken with my phone. No psych, definitely not high tech.

6 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

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  2. “And some like my Father, survived the war and carried that hard memory for 50 years. Perhaps his sacrifice ultimately was no less” Very well said and ultimately, the absolute truth. Thanks Anna!

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  4. Your father and heroes like him will always be remembered and celebrated. Memorial day not only gives a chance to honor and pray for those who sacrificed for our freedom but more so to seek peace so that one day, war will end and the next generation will be spared from the pain of war. Thanks for sharing your father’s story with us. Have a beautiful and fun Summer.

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