Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Our backyard includes, The Pacific Ocean.


We were very excited to be able to see the super moon, unfortunately we had so much cloud cover, there was nothing but clouds to see! Not even a faint glow, where the moon was....


But there have been changes in our surf from the super moon and it is spectacular to see and enjoy. The surf is much more robust, with bigger waves due to the pull of the moon. This morning during a quick walk, we noticed that the smell in the air was different also.


With larger waves, there is more movement in the water. There was a smell I can only associate with decaying murk. Not totally unpleasant, but it is apparent that the ocean is cleaning house! Along the sand, was this rusted (and burned) bed spring, brought up on the high tides in the middle of the night.


Everyday is different when we walk along the beach. There is always clues to where the tide ended and of course the patterns left in the sand, when the water returned to the ocean.


While we did miss seeing the super moon, we see signs of it's force on our daily walks.

Note:  all photos taken with my camera and have not been edited.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Happy Election Eve to you!


Tomorrow is the Presidential election for 2016. As important as it is for all voters to have a say in how our country is managed and by whom, I will be happy that the election is over. I believe I have come to see a trend in our political structure that is disturbing as well as harmful.

That of shaming and blaming through social media sites. Social media has become not only big business, but how we communicate as a world community. Tap, tap, tap and zip an opinion has been sent to social media cyber space in less than a half second.

That bite of opinion, is quickly read by many and becomes fact if for no other reason than it is there in black and white (much like a newsprint use to be deemed valuable and important) to be read and shared time and time again.

I am as guilty of using social media as the next person. I blog on one platform and keep up with family and friends on another. During my visits to these social media sites, I see the other information and heated discussions of opinions, with this election being more heated than the last.

Social media is a formula, information is quickly released, to be seen and shared by many and if viewed repeatedly by enough viewers, becomes real. Social media is a means to gather followers (and believers) for your cause.

I am not certain this is how we should be electing a Presidential candidate, unless we are speaking the truth.

It's a new week, I hope to see you again.



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