14 April 2008

Standing Against the Storm

I was in the Lexington area on Saturday for a speaking engagement and dropped by the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery. Old cemeteries are beautiful places—especially in spring. I had heard that the severe wind storm the Valley experienced on 10 February this year had broken off a large tree branch which damaged the fence around the Stonewall Jackson statue. As you can see from the photos I snapped, the rumors proved true. Fortunately, Stonewall Jackson is Still Standing. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

Click on the images to see more details - notice the lemons? Lemons were NOT Jackson's favorite fruit. Peaches were. Psssttt . . . there never have been any lemon groves in Virginia.

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