life | memorial day

Pale Pink Peony
one meaning of the peony is compassion.

thank you to all the men & women who serve our country through military service past, present and future. recently, we saw the hbo mini-series the pacific about the ww2 battles along the asian pacific. the series was very graphic, but gave you a thorough sense about how the soldiers changed from innocent young men to shattered young men if they were lucky to survive. we don't know anyone who saw action there, but have a new understanding about what they all endured. we hope someday the military will only be used for peacekeeping or to respond to a natural disaster like they did in haiti. today, we'll appreciate our freedom a little bit more.

xo, cindy & scott


L'Atelier said...

hope you had a wonderful memorial day
i have seen the series, and found it really devastating. But also, really brilliant.
am back from my trip and back reading, simply didnt manage to find time to be round here, and have been missing you. glad one can simply read back!
cindy, your photos are simply fabulous!!!!

My name is PJ. said...

Amen to that, Cindy! I love that you chose the peony for today! Perfect!

Bella Sinclair said...

Beautifully said.

The peony, my all time favorite.

Megan Coyle said...

So elegant and beautiful. Makes me want to sleep on a bed of peonies :) they look so soft in your photographs.

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Julia said...

These are incredibly beautiful photos, Cindy! I like the idea of the military used only for peacekeeping!

Megan Walker said...

Cindy this was a lovely, lovely post - thank you... and for your comments that relate to my Mouse too - I was truly touched. And your peony could NOT be more beautiful. Just gorgeous.