Five O'Clock traffic and a beautiful sky!
CRAZY WORKING MOM
....for a look at the skies from all over!
I took this in Oklahoma this summer. I call it "Hole in the Sky." I shot it from the car while traveling at 55mph (I wasn't driving!) and thought it turned out pretty good...
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"By 4:55, with no police officers in sight, the crowd of more than 2,000 had become a rabble, and could be held back no longer. Fists banged and shoulders pressed on the sliding-glass double doors, which bowed in with the weight of the assault. Six to 10 workers inside tried to push back, but it was hopeless.
Suddenly, witnesses and the police said, the doors shattered, and the shrieking mob surged through in a blind rush for holiday bargains. One worker, Jdimytai Damour, 34, was thrown back onto the black linoleum tiles and trampled in the stampede that streamed over and around him. Others who had stood alongside Mr. Damour trying to hold the doors were also hurled back and run over, witnesses said." (Courtesy of Meg Marco, of The Consumerist, and The New York Times)
I took the following from History Mike's Blog. He says so eloquently what I've been wanting
to say. To read more of his thoughts about this, please see his blog: History Mike
..."I am thoroughly disgusted with the sick, cold-hearted bastards who killed this man, but I am positively apoplectic at the self-absorbed idiots who think their Wal-Mart shopping experience is somehow more important than a lifeless human being. Yet these morons and thugs are only symptoms of the larger phenomenon of a consumer culture in which vertically integrated media fuel a relentless obsession with mostly-useless manufactured offal: a culture of shallow desires, greedy acquisitiveness, and dead human beings like Jdimytai Damour." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I apologize for the direction I've taken today, but I just couldn't let this go.
Echoed by Amazing Gracie at 1:32 AM
We were just headed into fall - the liquid amber is turning
color - but when winter came in all of it's freezing beauty,
the mimosa and bougainvillea were ruined...
This occurred before we sold our house, naturally, and left
a huge hole in the landscape!
I love Mother Nature but I get a tad grumpy when she
tampers with my shrubs!!!
Echoed by Amazing Gracie at 11:14 PM
Echoed by Amazing Gracie at 8:08 PM