thunderstorm

sycamore leaning with the wind
We had a storm yesterday afternoon, cold air falling six miles down out of a cumulonimbus, making for a straight line Dorothy Gale experience. Busted many trees. These trees lean with the wind.
ht ferron, night
here in the hinterland we run our utilities in the air. It is the cheapest way. Akin to keeping our inventory of used motor parts in the front yard. After a wind, some trees fall on electric lines. The solution? Cut down the trees? We are cheap. If we could run the sewer lines in the air we would...

utilities

Blessed darkness. Night at night. Nary a streetlight in my part of town. Power lines down. The rise in the distance, Monticello. View from Sunrise Trailer Park.

north slope of the James River

workers ahead making beautiful stuff. Suburbs of Richmond, Virginia

Put together an iMovie, apologies for the color… Close encounters with four motor vehicles today.

Guitar by Jim Orr
Video with 1st generation Flip.
Voices:
Bill Emory (photographer)
Angela Tucker (Charlottesville Development Services Manager)
Dr. David Brown (Mayor of CHO May 21, 2007 when recording was made)
Kevin Lynch (Councilor)
Craig Brown (City Attorney)
Dave Norris (Councilor)

BP & the Lorax


he speaks for the trees, as the trees have no tongues.
I didn’t know about this book by Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka, Dr. Seuss. An environmental book for young people. Buy from Amazon, send to your politicians.
“Our default mode in looking at the world is: ‘How can we make money from it?’ And so that was the lure of the farmers who helped create the conditions that led to the Dust Bowl. It’s true of BP,” said Adam Rome, a professor at Pennsylvania State University. “If you think that way, you’re going to be willfully blind to the costs that you don’t pay,” he said, until there’s a disaster. —WaPo

attitude adjustment


And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish
of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that
creepeth upon the earth.–Genesis 1:26

A horse is a thing that creepeth? Nope. Born to run, without a rider. That’s where the longe comes into play.