Photo Friday “Flowers at Arlington” March 9, 2012

My sons and I recently visited Arlington National Cemetery. Because the winter color is so dull, these beautiful flowers stood out among the gravestones.


About jheem

I grew up on a diversified dairy farm in southeast South Dakota where I learned how to throw a hay bale, pull a calf, deal with death, and "name" the cows. I was in 4H and FFA, and was privileged to serve as a state FFA officer. In college, I studied animal science, focusing on beef cows, mostly because I figured they were less work than dairy cows....I ended up with a Masters Degree in ruminant nutrition and went to work for the University of Nebraska, first as a research tech coordinating data collection for a swine unit and beef feedlot on a research farm and then as an extension educator. In my current job, I focus on environmental issues related to animal agriculture (which is a nice way of saying I talk about manure alot). My husband and I live and work on a seedstock cattle operation in northeast Nebraska. You can learn more about our cattle operation by visiting my husband's blog at
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2 Responses to Photo Friday “Flowers at Arlington” March 9, 2012

  1. ndjmom says:

    I went to Arlington two years ago and it’s very humbling. Watched the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and it brought tears to my eyes.

  2. jheem says:

    It is a beautiful and sobering place. I try to go see it every time I’m in DC.

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