Up the trail a ways from the bridge post a few days ago …linking with Tom’s Signs 2
Ozzy’s 11th and last birthday…
I miss him so much…he was so loved 💙
Linking with Tom’s Tuesday’s Treasures because he was our treasure 🐾
I hope he is running free over the Rainbow Bridge 🌈
Nick and I took a little drive around yesterday, mainly to find Devil’s Marbleyard…this is the start of the Belfast Trail that takes you there…according to the sign it’s a mile to Devil’s Marbleyard from here but we never made it…Nick has been having problems with his knees and was in quite a bit of pain halfway in so we’ll save it for another day…we will definitely return…
This trail takes you past an old Boy Scout camp called Camp Powhatan that ran from the 20’s through the 40’s…there’s some ruins to see…I thought it was probably a creepy place to be at night!
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This is a replica of Le Monument Aux Morts which was created by sculptor Edmond De LaHuerdrie in 1921 as a memorial to the 44 men from Trevieres, France who died in World War 1. The sculpture, Victory Holding a Sword, was damaged on D-Day. When it was recast for the National D-Day Memorial, the damage was symbolically preserved.
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Today marks the 78th anniversary of D-Day…Nick and I spent Memorial Day there last year…these pictures are from that day…
Bedford was chosen as the site of the Memorial because they lost 19 boys that day, The Bedford Boys…possibly the largest per capita loss in the country.
On this visit we took the guided tour which I highly recommend. We have visited the memorial before but didn’t take the tour.
We learned so much from our tour guide…
The hidden symbolism that we missed our first time.
I found a news story that I will post at the end of my pictures that talks of the symbolism.
I remember the guide telling us that this statue was made in the likeness of one of the Bedford Boys who always had his Bible with him…if you zoom in you can see his Bible laying next to his head.
If you are ever in the area I suggest you visit.
Now here’s the article I found on the hidden symbolism:
Last fall my best friend and her husband came out to visit from California…we were so excited to show them around our beautiful Virginia! Believe it or not this was our first time to tour Monticello! It had been on our list since moving here…we have toured Jefferson’s other home, Poplar Forest which I’ve shown you way back!
I have a back log of photos since I’ve been a super bad blogger over the past couple of years…I’m trying lol
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Mulberry Row was the dynamic, industrial hub of Jefferson’s 5,000-acre agricultural enterprise. As the principal plantation street, it was the center of work and domestic life for dozens of people — free whites, free blacks, indentured servants, and enslaved people. It was populated by more than 20 dwellings, workshops, and storehouses between 1770 and the sale of Monticello in 1831.
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Nick had told me about this little area he had seen along the James River that looked like an old kind of abandoned village/community … we were out driving one day and found it!
I was obsessed with this old place though…
Behind it runs the James River…
This is the old place I mentioned in yesterday’s post…
I couldn’t find out much information on it…on the same property is a home which is lived in and they obviously take care of this great old place…
If anyone stumbles across this blog and knows anything about this old home please fill me in!
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How old do you think it is?
These were taken in Buchanan on the James River…see that old house in the background? I’ll show you that tomorrow!
Why can’t pretty flowers like this just pop up in my yard? I have to buy them lol
Everything is so green! Spring is my favorite time of year!
We just kept driving and ended up in Eagle Rock!
See you tomorrow with pics of that old house!