The Mighty Arlington Oak, felled by hurricane Irene August 27th

The Mighty Arlington Oak, felled by hurricane Irene August 27th

Arlington Oak, it has been but a fortnight since I gazed upon thee, standing majestically as you have since 1790, spreading your branches to cast a protective shadow over the graves of the fallen heroes, and allowing their presence to overshadow you as millions of visitors barely notice your majesty. You were part of the view that spawned President Kennedy to remark that he could stay there forever, his wish granted upon his death, when he was buried, along with some of his family, on the slope below your protective branches. Now fallen by the infamous Irene, may you be at peace as you have allowed thousands upon thousands to be at peace.

Written by Basil Rene

I maintain two separate blogs. One is LifeAsAnAnomaly.com where I discuss my life with sarcoidosis and the other is AChefTalksFood.blog, where as the name implies, I talk about food.

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