Starting with a really BAD day on the roadway for the fellow carrying this load. We came upon this scene right after the hay bales had fallen off the trailer.
Making the best of recent heavy rainstorms, this robin was splishing and splashing.
Thanks to everyone who commented on our We Took a Trip post. Our destination was Alexandria, VA, less than 4 hours from home. Photos posted were from Old Town, the city's historic district, often called George Washington's adopted hometown. We had a great 2-day get-away; future posts will highlight a few places visited.
Enjoy YOUR weekend.
This is a holiday weekend in the U.S. which on Monday observes Memorial Day, a federal holiday. This weekend is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season.
Formerly called Decoration Day, Memorial Day commemorates men and women, who have died in military service for the U.S. It originally started as an event to honor Union soldiers killed during the Civil War. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women who died in any war or military action.
It is traditional to fly the U.S. flag at half mast from dawn until noon. Many volunteers place an American flag on graves in national cemeteries.