By Scott Shephard
The title of this post was inspired by the famous WWI poem "In Flanders Field" by John McCrae:
There are not crosses nor poppies here and this photo wasn't taken in Flanders Field. Instead, this a small section of Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. It was overcast and cool when Deb I got there on a late March Sunday morning. But it started raining on our visit and the rain, mixed with a 25 mph gusty winds, made it anything but pleasant to be in this sacred place.
None of that was on my mind when I stopped to take this photo. I had noticed that the bare trees are just starting to show their buds and that the grass is starting to turn green. In a sprawling cemetery filled with so many who died in battle, there is a solemn sadness. But there is also hope. . . .
Canon 5DIII 1/160s f/5.6 ISO800 55mm