Sunday, December 28, 2008

A Rare Rainy Christmas Day

Workers in the Yard



While I was dismantling the Christmas decorations in our yard--three blow-ups (Snoopy, Nutcracker, and an igloo-bound penguin), two metal Christmas trees with multi-colored lights, three lighted wire reindeer, and icicle lights--I spotted this web nicely backlit.

My yard is full of tiny adventure like this. I just gotta be sure to keep looking for the little things.

Monday, December 22, 2008

A Photo Interlude

Quiet Color Sunrise


Sunrise Reflections


Hangars at Sunset

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Twilight for a Year We Should Have Skipped


Building things is hard. Destroying them, easy.

This year, destructive incompetence in the United States Congress bore spectacular fruit. An economic system that had created more prosperity for more people than we could have imagined just a couple generations ago was brought shaking to its knees by the repeated irresponsible actions of a handful of utopians on Capitol Hill.

Those same members of Congress, having broken what it took generations to build, now wish to take command of its repair.

Our cure, apparently, is to be more of the hair of the dog that bit us.

Well, thanks very much, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, and Maxine Waters. But I'd prefer to hang on to what prosperity remains, to cling to the hope that we may one day rebuild what was so foolishly broken.

Please go find some other system to 'repair.'

And to the year 2008, good riddance.