Pomp And Circumstance

This is the time of year that when I hear "Pomp and Circumstance" played at that certain tempo and begin seeing black caps and gowns with gold piping walking by, I just can barely contain my tears of pride and joy and fear for graduates.  It's hard to put into words, but I just pray that these mere babies will be okay out in the real world with all that new freedom.  This year I am celebrating 2 of my nieces, Catherine (left) and Madeline (right) as they leave the nest and head to the University of Alabama.  I just pray that somehow, some way, they will find their way over to the loveliest village on the plains though, where sunsets are a rich, burnt orange and deep blue! ;)