Last night around 10:45, I heard a minute or so of rumbling and loud crashing. I got my floodlight and went into the backyard, and yep......a large tree in my neighbor's yard had broken. It fell from his side on our mutual fence and landed in my backyard. When I look through the fence, I can't see any of his backyard. Huge tree trunk is nearly horizontal, and branches are everywhere. The section of the tree where Mr./Mrs. Hoots sit is still there, but it's out in the open more than it was before, so I am not sure if the owls will still consider my backyard their summer home.
A gentle reminder that yesterday was Earth Day, ya'll.
I'm so sad right now, so angry, so disappointed, so disheartened. No matter what a person's political affiliation, religion, skin color, or gender, this event is shedding light on more than one problem that needs to be addressed in this country. So many people have been affected by tragedy this year, and every time another incident happens, I feel more sadness and more anger. And then my next thought is, there but for the Grace of God, go we.
I'm guessing I need to send up some red smoke or something to signify that I'm going to get back to blogging regularly. I miss it and have felt out of sorts not doing it, although now I'm glad to be able to say that taking a break was a good thing.
Here's a quote from Paolo Cohelo that sums up what seems to have been a recurring theme in the family for a while. "Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once."
On another note, I have many photos to post. More violet & orchid photos, more owl photos, and photos of writers I met at this year's Winter with the Writers program at Rollins. And I still need to get my "best of" posts together.
Working on both my English major portfolio and my Creative Writing portfolio. Editing is the name of the game at this time ;-)
Another New Year’s Eve! And even though I’m actually writing this on 10
January 2013, I am backdating for various reasons. First, obviously, is
enhancing the low post count for 2012. (You’ll note it’s the lowest post count
evah in the yearly history of the blog.) Second, there are blog-worthy photos
that really have to be shared. Third, I heard on the street that I have two new
readers, so I thought I would take the opportunity to highlight websites I
visit and put up the links to some of my older blog posts that I’m proud of.
Photos that needed sharing:
Thrilled with his elegant Christmas tie, can't you tell?
I will feature the websites and my hall of fame posts in the next day or so because is blogger is acting wonky and I'm getting pissy with it. So "watch this space" because more good stuff is on the way.