Friday, June 1, 2012

Widening the Spaces

A glimpse of the Green River (upper left between mesas), Canyonlands National Park

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Panoramic view of the same area (but you can't see the river)
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  1. ... continued from yesterday.

    Glad you all liked the flowers. Jim and I loved getting to see the desert in bloom, especially the cactus flowers.

  2. Continuing to admire/adore the gorgeous photos of the Ferguson vacation. Reminds me of the several family camping trips we took when we were kids. My late father loved, loved, loved the desert/outdoors.

    Off to the doc this a.m. then later on, another movie date! More movies in 2 weeks than in the last 2 years (at least, in the theater). Going to see Snow White and the Huntsman, more so for the pretty (Chris Hemsworth!) than the actual story. I have my doubts. We'll see. ::g::

    Happy Friday, all!

  3. Morning, all.

    Mason climbed out of bed last night and is (as I type) sleeping in the voluminous space underneath. His dad used to do that. I'm not sure whether he'll remember where he is when he wakes up or not… things could get a little noisy.

    We had a lovely unplanned tramp through the woods — Mason, the Evil Twin, and me — and found enough ripe blackberries & blueberries to make a smoothie. We'll probably get a lot more tomorrow, but we'll wear pants and bring bug spray & a machete. :-)

    Coffee's ready! Later!

  4. Loved the photos of the desert flowers. Reminded me of a passage in the book about ANWR in Where the Mountains Have No Names. yes, there are flowers, lakes and animals up in the artic. But now that precious area will be drilled baby drilled. I hate people today...

    Not "you people" though :)

    A long time Pinkster here in Portland is passing away on her own terms. She is 90 and has cancer. She's waiting for her daughter to return to the states. Her husband is crazy tired. Such a lovely lady, a true lady of Peace. It hurts that she is going. But it's on her own terms so that is something and she has lived a long life. But one that was full of encounters that most "ladies" I know just don't worry their pretty little heads over. Sometimes I feel so alone. Especially now since most Democrats can't see anything wrong about Obama. I probably won't even vote this election. That's how pissed off I am. NDAA, compromises on our water, air, earth. Torture, detention, Drone Wars. All war casualties are combatants... that's just too much BS for me.

    A dear friend, so maybe I'm not so alone, said that there's a huge difference between being a Liberal and being a Democrat. She said, "liberals are Democrats but with integrity." And no hypocrisy. I'm very let down by so called "progressives" right now. The only thing I can do right now is make my own little circle my world... but that's sad for me. I've always tried to think globally while acting locally. I've never been a good isolationist in anything I do.

    Saw the 4 hour movie of Scorcese's George Harrison: Living in a Matrial World. It was wonderful and soothing. He, too, had some demons. I thought he was such a man of Peace and yet he had his moods. So maybe I'm just feeling Moody...

    I just feel so sad for our planet right now. It's like a tear in my flesh.

    Maybe I'll do what Mason does and go crawl under my bed for a spell. xoxo