Empty Bench…Remembering 9/11
Took this shot five years ago in September of an empty bench. Actually, it isn’t completely unoccupied–there is some propaganda put there for someone who might be suffering from…(fill in the blank). Horror happens daily in this country, this world. Unspeakable crimes lead to public vigils intended to make certain the horrors are not forgotten.…
My Olympic Moment
Who won? Both sides were joyful, hugging and laughing to celebrate the end of the gold medal game in women’s basketball at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Japan, the host country, and the United States of America played a spirited game, although one that underscored a basketball axiom: you can’t teach size. The USA women…
The Last Time…
The last time I was in Washington, D.C., Barak Obama was president, the Capitol was getting a structural facelift and I stood in the biting cold to take this photo. Today, at the Capitol Joe Biden will be sworn in as our new president (in about 40 minutes) while Kamala Harris will take the oath…
The “Road” Ahead…
Took Ivan to the beach yesterday to celebrate in a small way the ebbing of this tide of election insanity. Tragically, the pandemic is raging as we brace for a major family holiday in a few days. The paradox: stay home, wear a mask, see family and friends. The road ahead with vaccines on the…
The Transition of Power
In the animal world instinct usually dictates the transition of power. In the photos one scrub jay has a seed, puts it in the mouth of a counterpart, then withdraws it. Seems unfair, or at least mean. (I think the power jay here is teaching the other about eating.)But take our presidential election where the…
Election drama here. Time for a photo of a honey bee…and another cup of coffee.
At a rally this week Trump whipped his supporters into a frenzy of shouts–Fire Fauci! It sounded like Sieg Heil to me. Chilling. So many people have let themselves be led by one lie after another from Trump. Even if Biden wins, I am disheartened by the hatred and ignorance in our country and abroad.
In this rather odd photo a tiny moth is trapped in a barely visible web cast between the leaves of a coleus. Somehow this capture fits the roller coaster of emotions in a world caught in the middle of a pandemic and the politics of hate.
The nation is texting, in parks, while walking, while driving…everywhere with head down, elbows out. I’m sorry, turn the phone off and breathe, there is a world out there. Find it, then text.