a wonderful, blustery, beautiful day. The flowers were dancing in the
wind, and the trees were singing the song of the breezes that blew. (To
paraphrase Van Morrison)
(videoed), some items that were dancing in the breeze; flowers,
feathers, and leaves. I can use that as the backdrop to a song that was
in my head that I have yet to write and record. At least I got the video
footage ready to go.
that some of you had the opportunity to see the evening sky around a
quarter to seven. Mercury, the moon, Uranus, Venus, and Jupiter, were
all in a row in the western sky. I didn’t get a picture because I was on
my way to Lulu’s for the Thursday night blues jam. I wasn’t set up to
take a picture that would’ve done justice to the celestial spectacle.
Night Sky Site
around behind building, “A”, earlier in the afternoon, and found a few
little flowers popping up in Dorothy’s garden. I also found teeny, tiny
flowers in one of the other gardening beds, and some wild ones out by
the tool shed.
fascinated by the little bitty flowers and all of the apparatus that
they have for making pollen and seeds and attracting pollinators. It’s a
wonderful magical world we live in.
my neighbor Jo Anna and her dog, Brandi, while I was out on the western
end of the driveway taking pictures of Mount Lassen and the crows
the price of gas, and I explained that no matter what they’re saying on
cable news and talk radio, it’s not Obama’s fault. It’s not Iran. It’s
our own crazy, greedy, fossil fuel companies, and Wall Street speculating gamblers.
her about our country having such a great surplus of gasoline right
now, that the refineries are selling it to other countries for a greater
profit than they would get selling it here. There is no oil shortage of
crisis proportions, no reason for new drilling, or high prices, except
why she hadn’t heard anything about it, and I said that’s because she
watches cable news, and mainstream, corporate controlled media.
When I got back to my apartment, I e-mailed her a link to a story in the Christian Science Monitor addressing that very subject. (Story)
It’s my opinion
that we should nationalize our countries energy. That includes fossil
fuels, solar, wind, and all the rest. This would take the temptation
away from energy companies who would sell out their own country because of an
insane lust for bigger profits.
Today’s Somewhat Appropriate Video
(Made using an iPhone!)
Nature Is Beautiful