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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Time For Some Beauty

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I took this quick photo of this morning's sky as it looked across the street from my back porch:

The sunrise was pinker than the camera shows, and the entire D.C. region was bathed in a soft-rose glow.


  1. ... Probably caused by DC's bonfire of sanity and liberty...

    Apologies, couldn't resist. We need to enjoy beauty whenever and wherever we find it.

  2. SF - but that still hits a nerve, it's so true.

    Lovely photo, AOW. My camera does same, so I can imagine the scene.

  3. We're only here for a little stay.
    Don't worry. Don't hurry,
    And be sure to stop
    And smell the flowers along the way.

    ~ Anonymous

    And you, AOW, have done just that with your camera amidst all the turmoil, rage, pain, illness, incredible stupidity and anxiety.

    Thank you for reminding us what's truly important.

    1. FT,
      I am indeed trying to mind people of what's truly important.

      Most people don't even want to look at something pretty. It's election season.

  4. "Miracle Fair" by Wislawa Szymborska

    The commonplace miracle:
    that so many common miracles take place.

    The usual miracle:
    invisible dogs barking
    in the dead of night.

    One of many miracles:
    a small and airy cloud
    is able to upstage the massive moon.

    Several miracles in one
    an alder is reflected in the water
    and is reversed from left to right
    and grows from crown to root
    and never hits bottom
    though the water isn't deep.

    A run-of-the-mill miracle:
    winds mild to moderate
    turning gusty in storms.

    A miracle in the first place:
    cows will be cows.

    Next but not least:
    just this cherry orchard
    from just this cherry pit.

    A miracle minus top hat and tails:
    fluttering white doves.

    A miracle (what else can you call it):
    the sun rose today at three fourteen a.m.
    and will set tonight at one past eight.

    A miracle that's lost on us:
    the hand actually has fewer than six fingers
    but still it's got more than four.

    A miracle, just take a look around:
    the inescapable earth.

    An extra miracle, extra and ordinary:
    the unthinkable
    can be thought.

  5. Yes, easy to forget what life is all about. So hard now when a few of us are aware that the destiny of our Nation is now at critical mass and can go either way. It pains me to think of all those who before us sacrificed so much so we could enjoy such sights.

  6. It's been bathed in a RED glow since the Democrats moved in :-)

    But seriously, that's a very pretty picture!

  7. Starting a day looking at that give one hope.

  8. AOW,

    The image makes me want to hop a flight and come to see you right now! I recognize the home. Yep. I need to book that flight!


  9. Tammy,
    I'm ready for your visit! The guest room is clean.

    I'm hoping that the coming nephrostomy will restore my appetite. I'm tired of not being hungry.


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