Today and History

May 1, 2017

Bw photograph of a distant composition at Spangler's Spring with trees and overcast clouds.

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Today was a day that appeared to be meteorologically (invented word) confused.

BW photograph of rocks at Spangler's Spring with trees and clouds in the background.

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It was mainly overcast; however, on occasion, the sky would open to bright sunshine….

BW photograph of some of the rocks at Spangler's Spring with trees and clouds in the background.

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before clouding over again.

BW photograph of some weedy flowers blowing in the wind with Spangler's Spring rocks in the background.

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The wind would also tend to gust a bit pushing those clouds, and just about everything that wasn’t heavy and firmly anchored, about.

BW photograph of a large rock at Spangler's Spring with lichen and roots growing on its sides.

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All of these conditions made for a good day to be outside.

BW photograph of Spangler's Spring educational plaque with the title "Slaughter at Spangler's Spring".

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These photographs were made at Spangler’s Spring, which is a site near Culp’s Hill on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  This is one of my favourite places to visit-it is often quiet here as it appears to attract fewer crowds than do some of the more well-known sites.  It always strikes me, though, how such a beautiful, tranquil place could have such a horrific history-the title on the plaque is indicative of what happened here in 1863.  On days such as today, it can be a perfect place to sit and reflect, not only about what happened here then, but also about the state of things in general.

Take care.

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