Wednesday, January 13, 2021

January So Far

We are as rattled and unsettled as it gets. There's no peace. We have no idea what's coming next, but it doesn't look good. The Democratic Headquarters in our county was vandalized last week. Still I run out in the morning to see the sky, and you will not believe the show it has put on already this month. The balance to madness is beauty. Here is what the sky has offered.

January 1

January 7

January8

January 11

January 8 a little later in the morning



 

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  1. Beautiful! I hope it brings lots of smiles.

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    1. Dave-- Oh yes, a beautiful sky brings a lot of joy.

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  2. "At Wallington. Crocuses out everywhere, a few wallflowers budding, snowdrops just at their best. Couples of hares sitting about in the winter wheat and gazing at one another. Now and again in this war, at intervals of months, you get your nose above water for a few moments and notice that the earth is still going round the sun" - from George Orwell's diary, March 1941.
    That's how it feels these days, isn't it?

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    1. John-- I love this quote. Noticing that the earth is still going around the sun. I think about that everyday. Thank you for this.

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  3. Lovely colours.

    I don't have any advice except 'hang in there'. I wish I could say things will get better but I'm not sure - in the short term anyway. The whacky right-wing Trumpians aren't going to stop soon. I just hope there are enough law enforcement people to deal with it. I think the army may be needed and it's never a good thing when you have to use marshall law.

    But at least you have a decent president now and in time, things may get better.

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    1. Dr Michelle-- We will exhale a sigh of relief when Biden is sworn in on the 20th. We have a week of hell to get through till then.

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  4. The January 7th sky while stunningly beautiful, does reflect some of the fire and anger from the previous day. Then each day after seems to appear more normal. Now if our country can just do that.

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    1. Patti-- I love your perspective. I hadn't thought of that. The fire and anger of the 6th writ in red across the sky.

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  5. i rarely see the sunrise and those times I am I don't have a clear view through any window. I'd have to get dressed and walk down the driveway. not happening in the winter. but I do love to see your view.

    I think any future planned armed insurrection will be met with force. the Capitol is full of armed national guard and I assume since the FBI warned all the governors that they too will be prepared.

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    1. ellen-- Luckily no one is out and about in the sunrise time so I run out there in my early morning jammies. I'm hoping that the armed presence will be a good deterence.

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  6. Maybe one should stay out if there's all the beauty out there. Well , no . We can't stick our head in the sand. We have to be aware of what's going on.

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    1. Red-- Oh yes, we have to stay informed and still raise our hearts with beauty.

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  7. Beautiful a sight to behold in the morning, not like here cold & overcast. Hopefully the old fart will not be allowed to hold office again and be shut in goal

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    1. Billy-- We've had a few mornings of rain and dark gray clouds, but the sunrises have been particularly bold and beautiful.

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  8. Way to go -- focus on the pleasant things! We will all breathe easier after the 20th.

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    1. Steve-- Got to find the balance to madness. We can't wait for 20th to get here. Oy.

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  9. Those are lovely photos, Robin Andrea! I don't have a clear view of the sunrise but I do get to see the sunsets. I have to remember to watch them more often. Nature's beauty is calming. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. Ellen-- We don't get to see the sunsets from our windows. It's always good to fill our hearts with the ephemeral beauty of light and sky.

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  10. Focus on the beauty around, you certainly know how to.

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  11. Keep watching the skies. Let it nourish your soul.

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    1. 37paddington-- It's what I do to nourish my soul...yes!

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  12. Oh, your sunrise photos are spectacular! Condolences to your local Democrats. I hope they had a camera recording evidence and the assholes who did the damage.

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    1. Catalyst-- Thank you for your kind words. So glad you liked these photos. I hope the local dems had a camera too.

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  13. What lovely photos of the beauty of nature...sunrise! I'm also hopeful that politics will come around to behaving again soon.

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    1. Barbara-- So glad you liked these sunrise photos. That light is pretty great in the morning. Just waiting to see what comes next with politics.

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  14. It occurs to me that your home and mine face in the same direction, with those splendid early morning sky views. Your morning sky has been extraordinarily beautiful this month.

    So much to unsettle us. It is challenging to keep our balance. Today I found balance in taking a walk in Big Rock Garden and seeing all the mothers out walking with tiny children who delighted in being outside in the 40 degree sunshine after days of rain.

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    1. am-- I love an east-facing view for morning and a lot of southern exposure for flowers and garden veggies in the afternoon. I would like to live on a mountaintop and see have it all.
      It is uplifting to see mothers and children out together in the sunshine. Lovely.

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  15. "The balance to madness is beauty." Be careful about this; you may end up convincing yourself that God is on our side regarding El Quiffo. Look what He did to Job. All part of a Grand Plan, He blandly explained, but not much comfort to J as he surveyed the ruins of his life.

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    1. Roderick-- Ah, so many references to biblical things that never had any place in the utter breathtaking wordless sense of beauty.

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  16. Those are such beautiful sky photos! Glorious!

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    1. oldwhitelady-- Thank you! Glad you liked them.

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