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Amateur photographer seeking beauty in both the memorable and the mundane. Sharing pictures, stories and meditations from here and there.

Crazy town USA

Take a look at this: Pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill was even more violent than it appeared.

Words Matter

There are not two sides to this. ONE thing was done with ONE goal. The mob of insurrectionists are ALL bad and evil people.

They are NOT patriots: they do not want to live in the democratic republic defined by the constitution. They want to put in place an autocracy.

They are NOT conservatives: conservatives have respect for institutions and the rule of law.

They sure as H.E. double toothpicks are not “right”, they are the far wrong.

It is not over:

Mr. Lyndsey Graham (who does not deserve a title and should be removed from office for his actions that have enabled this situation to occur) said “if something else happens all options will be on the table”. So, what was last week? I’d call last Wednesday “something else”. How many COVID-19 deaths are we at now?

We just got a major warning from the Federal Bureau of Investigation about major armed violence in EVERY state capitol in the next few days as well as D.C.…is that “something else”?

For DC Republicans money talks…and bullshit walks the halls of congress. Armed insurrection is an emergency. It wasn’t quelled last week.

Armed insurrection is an emergency.

Time to eat up those dried beans you’ve been saving for an emergency. Send a message to corporate America, one that they actually understand, by not spending, and they will pass it on to congress.

Oh, Donny Boy could be out the day after tomorrow, if Moscow Mitch has a fire lit under him by big money, and Moscow only has feeling in his wallet. Even people coming to lynch him didn’t do anything.

Winter browns

Hey Jude for Life in Colour this month chose brown as the theme and asked “what browns can you find in the world?”. I took these photos today thinking about that theme. Brown is a funny color, I often don’t see it. I tend to see things that many people see as brown as shades of red or orange. I think these are brown?

Also this is my entry for Lens Artists: Its a small world.

Up on a hill…motte, actually

View from up on the motte to the north, You can see Scotland in the distance.

St. Mary’s is in Beaumont, Cumbria, in the north of England. We visited it while walking the Hadrian’s Wall Trail in 2018.

Here are a few more photos of the old church I showed in this morning’s Pull up a Seat. As I mentioned, I have a “thing” about old churches that are clearly very much still alive. I especially like the smaller ones, where you, in my mind anyway, feel the love and care of the centuries. They lift me up and create a sense of hope and perspective for the ability to come through strife.

The mechanism to lift up the lid on the baptismal font:

I was charmed by the bird shaped counter weight that was part of the mechanism for lifting the lid of the baptismal font.

For Becky of Winchester’s Square Up Challenge

Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge 2021-Week 2


Welcome to week 2 of the Pull up a Seat Challenge in 2021.

Take a load off and share a favorite perch by linking your post to this one, either with a comment or ping-back. For more detailed directions go to Pull Up a Seat page.

It is always fun to see the variety of ideas this theme evokes.

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