Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Around OakMeadows

Redbuds in bloom.

Spring is definitely bursting out around here. We even saw two Monarch caterpillars. Thank goodness the milkweed is leafing out for them to eat.  

The last two evenings I watched the PBS miniseries Mercy Street.  It is excellent.  It is set in Alexandria, Virginia in 1862 during the early months of the Civil War.  The story takes place in a former hotel now a Union Hospital and the characters a include the doctors and nurses in the hospital and the Southern family who owned the hotel before it was requisitioned.  I spent 20+ years of my life as a hospital pharmacist mostly working in the operating rooms so I am not queasy in the least around blood and open bodies but I will tell you that I had to cover my eyes several times. How anyone survived their wounds or the surgical treatment of those wounds is a mystery to me.  I don't know if they plan to continue the series but I certainly hope so.  It is excellent. 


Mama Zen said...

Mercy Street sounds really good. I'll have to check it out.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh I know... Mercy Street is great, but bloody.... I close my eyes