Trees Tuesday on Your Wednesday Walk

in #wednesdaywalk2 years ago


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Does artificial light have the potential for clouding our vision? Metaphorically speaking, a light at the end of the tunnel would signal the end of uncertainty or misgivings. A sudden upswing in the housing market, a baby sleeping through the night…Troops pulling out of a war zone. The first sign of that light suggests a dash of optimism, a basket of hope and silently restores our faith. Turn your face to the sun and let it shine, shine, shine down on you.

It isn't always easy, and there is no set path. So many things in our path to prevail over before the light can be reached. And, of course, as a more cynical person warned me: the light may turn out to be a train.

It snowed here today, leaving behind heavy, wet snow with rain sealing it for an icy day tomorrow. And yet, I cannot help but feel it has added back a little magic into the air, giving me a feeling of warmth tonight.


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Today is #TreeTuesday by @Old-Guy-Photos. I am running late however, I never like to disappoint, so I am submitting it anyway. So, if you haven't yet, throw up a tree and really make him wonder if today is really Tuesday. Be brave. He has had all of his shots. I think.

Trees are underappreciated in so many ways. It would be fair to say that most people know that they provide us with oxygen, but, do you also know that they play a role in the earth's water, and have their hand in climate change?

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These trees here in Arlington Cemetery add grace, beauty, and a sense of order. They lend a hand in the overall grandeur of these hallowed grounds. If a cemetery can use the term grandeur without offending. They have over 142 memorial trees, a wonderful collection of trees to commemorate the people. battles and units that were involved. Even in the middle of winter when I was there yesterday, the peacefulness of it is like a warm blanket covering me. I walked for miles up and down the rows, reading the stones and trying to imagine the people buried there.

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I would also like to dedicate this post to #WednesdayWalk with @tatttoodjay. You can check out his post here for the rules.


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So many of the trees at Arlington are gloriously ancient. They have nice wooded areas throughout and near Arlington House, General Lee's private residence. The cemetery's oldest trees are almost 250 years old, pre-date the very first burials. The picture below shows the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the background.


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Trees drape gracefully over the canon overlooking the hilltop. They are actually still used at Arlington, The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment — also known as the Old Guard, practices firing canons, The Regiment is called “The Presidential Salute Battery" and they continuously practice synchronized firing training within Arlington National Cemetery. Here is one that is no longer in use, but rather a historical piece.

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I have admired trees all day as I wandered about. I came home and the snow began soon after. I want to thank @old-guy-photos for hosting #treetuesday and @tattodjay for hosting @wednesdaywalk.If you want to do either challenge, drop them a link on their post so they can try to visit your post! I apologize to both Old Guy and TattooJay for pushing these posts together, but,let's face it. Sharing is caring, so why don't we throw a few flowers on top? Yes?

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I have been given the proverbial glacial handshake late this afternoon.


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Flowers. There must be flowers. I dedicate this picture to #WednesdayYellow #ColorChallenge by @Kalemandra who colors my world every day.


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And just like that, this post is over. From beginning to end, I'll do it again, probably tomorrow. Have an amazing day! Do something fabulous!



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i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
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Oh I always love the bittersweet feeling that only Arlington can evoke.

I have indeed had all my shots, not to mention my flu shot!! Plus if today is Wednesday the 8th, that means its the second Wednesday of the month. SHOWER DAY LOL. Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month LOL Sharing is caring. Now that is a bonus!

Yes, Arlington does the same for me. Bittersweet. Exactly.

I called the shower police. They will be at your house bright and early to supervise your shower activity. IIf you are going to restrict is so much, they need to make sure you do it right.

In this case, sharing is so very uncaring. OMG.

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Stay warm out there! 😀

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Hehe! Truth! It was cold last night, after having 60 degrees this weekend, but, it will all balance out here soon. The snow will melt today as it will be 50 and all will be well with the world.

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in this my place ,also climate change. we also face complex conditions. it's very suffering very cold .Anyway happy Tuesday. enjoy your colder time❤

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Oh, it will only last for a day or two. We have had nice weather, so hopefully it will get back to that! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello!

Have a great day!

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First off you ever need to apologize for anything and especially not for combining the two challenges

I never thought till this post about the ages of the trees in the cemetery

As for the light at end of a tunnel I always see it with hope and race towards it but some see a train coming their way and run from it

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :)

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Oh, you know I love the #WednesdayWalk and it is wildly popular with everyone. I can see why! I like sharing some of my day, even my most mundane.

I have begun to be so behind on commenting that today, I am still doing #MarketFriday. Yikes. You want to keep putting up new posts to keep moving ahead, yet always going back to clean up. Ah yes! The light at the end of the tunnel. I can almost see it!

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The Light is there and its shining Bright you can and will get there :)

I do love seeing the Wednesday Walk posts each week,

Yes, eventually I am guessing. I can see why you love it!

Stay positive you will get there :)

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Muy linda seleccion de fotografias amiga,muy impresionantes,de verdad me gusto mucho su trabajo,saludos y feliz dia,Dios me la cuide

tree tuesday and wednesday walk along is so much fun always :)

I like combining them from time to time! Thank you! Have a great day!

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Nice trees with walk photography.

Thank you so much for the kind words!

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My oh my it’s been way too long since I’ve been to Arlington Cemetery. Such a humble yet beautiful experience. That fist photo with the light snow on the pines, is what I was looking to take a picture of today. No luck. Here in South Jersey we just got less than a dusting. Shucks! Glad you got out to catch a few moments with your camera. I may just have to try any paint that first picture or at least a representation of it. 😊 you know I love to paint trees!

I do!! I hope you do! Make it look better! Sometimes, you just have to work with what you have. The light was getting low and the snow was turning to rain!

I love Arlington! It is not far from me and I love wandering those hallowed grounds. My family in Conneticut got snow squalls so they weren't happy either! :)

Thank you for stopping by and saying hello! You are awesome!

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Thank you for the tip! :-) I am going to give it a try and then make sure I let you know when its finished and posted. I need to paint a winter scene. It will help with the acceptance it is here :-/

Squalls can be wicked. They hit hard sometimes and cause some serious ciaos. Yuck! :-)

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I would love that! And yes!! Let me know when it is done. :) Thanks again!

Oh, I am going to look right now!!! I love surprises!!! Of course, it is worth posting!!! Pft!

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Light at the end of the tunnel, I need that artificial light to help get posts done, been without power again, truth be told I started Tuesday with trees, continued to Wednesday with walk and trees. Now look at me it's Thursday again and not a post to be seen.....

Really spend time sharing, enjoy reading places of interest, by interesting people.

Old tree at the end of the cemetery, what tales it could tell.

Enjoy your winter snow, all puffy and white hope it is not turned to ice too soon Denise.

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I hear you!! I scrape out a post some days, and some not, but, I was spending all my time reading! Some weeks I get every day, some I am lucky I get 5 done for the week. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and say hello, leaving your words behind.

I will admit that you are probably one of the best commenters in the PHC, along with Papillion. It is not just the fact that you comment, but, I can tell that you have read them and have considered them just by what you say. I find that a splendid trait and I am sure appreciated by everyone that is lucky enough to get one of your comments.

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