One Village At A Time
is the second article I have found, in as many days, that tells the
story of a village that said no to mining corporations that wanted to
give them money in exchange for ruining their land. This video about the
little village in India was very nicely done.
The only problem
with it is the embed is in flash. I suppose I could have downloaded it
and converted it to a more modern media format, but instead, if it
doesn’t play for you, I have added the link to it, below the embedded
Weather is the topical subject today. Specifically precipitation.
managed to peek between the clouds a few times around midday, but for
the most part it was rain, (and hail, but I’ll get to that later).
I took a stroll along Dorothy’s garden when I went to get the mail between showers. Rain showers, that is.
It’s always fun to get pictures of the flowers wearing their raindrop jewelry.
The different varieties of plants wore their glistening jewels in different ways.
I mistook these yellow flowers, (above), for tiny daffodils, but on
closer inspection, their pistils and stamens are more like those of a day lily.
bitty purple flowers that seem to be everywhere, (once you spot one of
them), seemed to handle the rain and cloud bursts with ease.
are ready for a couple of sunny days. That will get them pumping
moisture into the petals so they can burst forth in colorful roses.
or 2:00pm, while I was eating breakfast, there were several volleys of
lightning and thunder that announced the arrival of hail. I took
pictures and video. The video inspired a song, and became the video for
Here is a hailstone that bounced inside onto the carpet.
You will see this stone appearing in today’s feature.
Today’s Related Video;