Saturday, April 2, 2011


The other day I tried to get photos of a spectacular sunrise.  Instead, we had an incredible sunset.

I was in town and saw it from the grocery store parking lot, without a camera.  Our daughter, who knew I would want the scene, took these from our yard.

Do you know the story of the military tune, "Taps," used at military funerals and flag ceremonies?
It is of questionable origin, I guess, considered a myth. If it's not accurate, similar stories happened in the Civil War, and it is still believable. If you google the story of Taps, you can look it up and see what you think.
I remember standing at a Navy base in Pensacola, Florida with our son, watching the flag ceremony as the sun set, listening to the bugle play.  From our daughter's house in Colorado Springs, we could hear taps playing over the loudspeakers at the base nearby.  It is a haunting, beautiful tune.

Day is done, gone the sun
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
All is well, safely rest
God is nigh.

Fading light, dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar, drawing near
Falls the night.

Thanks and praise for our days
Neath the sun, neath the stars, neath the sky
As we go, this I know
God is nigh.

1 comment:

  1. Spectacular pictures! Visited Arlington National Cemetary on recent trip and was priviliged to witness a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown. After Taps was played there was alot of sniffling and nose blowing - - glad it still touches people. It certainly does me.