‘Warped Clipper Ship’ by American artist Valerie Hegarty.
I like this because it’s different. To me the dominant color is sea green, and also the sea is in the picture. Saw this in Oct 2018 at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine.
Joseph Pettey Littlefield
My great grandfather Joseph P Littlefield was injured in the Civil War. He was a member of Co. C, 9th Maine Regiment. He was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia and sent home to Maine to die. He died on Sep 3, 1864 of his massive injuries but also of typhoidal pneumonia. His wife and the 3 oldest of his 8 children died within months of him from it as well leaving my grandfather Charles G Littlefield at age 9 the oldest of the five remaining children. A tragic story and once we learned about it felt compelled to find their graves and honor them. Their small plot is off the beaten track in Rome, Maine we found it and traipsed through the brush to get to it. Worth the trip indeed. This was very emotional in that Joseph, Martha Jane, Margaret, Adison and Atwood have become very real to us and we feel very close to them. We weren’t able to bring them flowers but left 5 pennies to indicate we were there and remembering them.
Take a moment to remember the original reason for Memorial Day and the men and women who fought for, and gave their lives for our country.
(From top to bottom: New Jersey– Ogunquit, Maine– flag- Martha’s Vineyard– Plymouth, MA)
July – Sunset Sky (click here)
Heading to New Jersey over the George Washington Bridge at sunset… (does anyone else see 2 eyes and a mouth at the top of the bridge?)
December – Photo A Day Challenge, Letter ‘M’ (click here)
Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City
There you have it, my favorite posts from 2018… onward to 2019
The desk and wall calendars I made are ready to go… here’s to health and well being to fill up the pages.
Remembering our men and women veterans and their service to our country. Thank you.
On this Veterans day I’m personally honoring my great-grandfather Joseph Pettey Littlefield, a veteran of the Civil War. He was a member of Co. C, 9th Maine Regiment. He was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor and sent home to Maine to die. He died on Sep 3, 1864 from his massive wounds and other complications.
This year is the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11the month, 1918.
To me that one picture in the middle row looks like a foot with a hole in its sock?