Friday, August 8, 2014
SkyWatch Friday: A Gift of Skies Tied with a Rainbow
A magnificent sunrise on Saturday, a glorious sunset on Thursday - a lovely gift of skies, all tied up with a beautiful (rain)bow...
Last Saturday dawned on a chilly mix of tattered clouds, golden sun, and freshly fallen rain that created a sunrise-colored rainbow. It seemed to be bringing good luck to the elementary school across the street, though I doubt the kiddos whose summer vacation is on its last legs were impressed...
Here's its other end ~ it was a full double rainbow, though I couldn't fit it all in the frame…
Unlike our hectic days spent beneath them, the skies for the rest of the week were mundane. At least until last night's sunset painted this pretty picture, so evanescent I nearly missed it...
SkyWatch Friday: every week a gift of lovely and interesting skies around the world...
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"