I seem to have misplaced these pictures when I processed them for the first time yesterday. So here they are, re-done for posting.
What I also misplaced
was the text and narrative that made them relevant, (as if relevance is
of paramount importance to the thread that runs through these posts).
Here it is,
the last of the month, (if one is measuring their time by the Gregorian
calendar), and the flowers that remain, remain beautiful in their
fascinating shapes and colors.
I sometimes wonder
about the people who get all worked up and worried about the numbers in
calendar dates, or numerology for that matter. There are some people
who actually take that stuff seriously, even though the birthdate
numbers are from an arbitrarily concocted calendar made up to please one
of the Popes.
Or, there are
the 2012 Mayan calendar, end of the the world, age of Aquarius,
invisible killer planet, believers who’s basic premise is based on a
miscalculation of when the Mayan, stone calendar needs to be replaced.
and anthropologists who actually have studied the Mayan culture have
concluded that it’s more likely a version of a calendar developed by the
Toltecs, (or some earlier civilization). Either way, long count
calendars run out of space on the circular stone they are chiseled upon,
and I am guessing that Borders doesn’t offer the new 5,000 year Mayan
calendar. Thus it clearly means the end of the world on December, (or
November), 21, (or 23), 2010, (give or take 30 to 50 years), unless you
read some history, anthropological journals, or study any peer reviewed
have been pleasantly warm here in Redding this past month, with the
exception of Rubber Ducky Derby day, when it plunged down into the mid
technologically advanced component air conditioning and heating units
arrived during September, and a few days ago our new Treehouse
maintenance man, Tony, replaced my old, not particularly energy
efficient unit with one of the new ones and a smarter digital LCD
This new one
delivers a fast, powerful blast of arctic air periodically that quickly
brings the temperature into compliance with the setting on the new
thermostat. It doesn’t need to run as long. or as often as the older
model. I will know more next year when I can compare my utility bills,
but I find the new A/C to be much less intrusive.
Next on my appliance wish list; A quieter, and more energy efficient, refrigerator.
Hatchet Ridge Turbines
is an attempt to roughly stitch together a panoramic image of the wind
turbines that decorate the ridge line out past Burney so as to show the
scale of the project. People near the wind farm no longer suffer
fearfully under the misconceptions that they were told by the voices of
the fossil fuel industries. It seems that they haven’t killed all the
cattle, slaughtered thousands of migrating birds, or driven the people
insane with the noise of the wind blown blades. In fact they are
generating power, bringing in tourist dollars, and actually look pretty
good on the ridge.
I found a couple of pink lilies out by the mail room/office door. I wasn’t expecting anymore lilies this year. What a nice surprise.
There was even
a determined hollyhock blossom that popped up on the end of a stick
full of dried out husks. I had best get out and check out this last day
of September, (according to Gregory), and see what other wonderful
surprises this beautiful day has in store.
Today’s Relatively Appropriate Song;
World Of Wonders