So today I finally watched a movie I had been meaning to search out, but hadn't yet. Some posts here this morning on ATS compelled me to and both my
husband and I were able to see Gasland
together. (HBO on demand)
Link to Gasland website
He didn't even want to watch it and admitted later he had planned on taking a nap after I started it. But he got sucked in and afterward it led to
an amazing conversation between us about the state of our country. The documentary left me feeling sick to my stomach. My husband had never heard of
fracking before and I knew a little bit from what I had read here. Seems the MSM doesn't like reporting the downside much. Although I knew it was
bad, I had absolutely no idea just how horrible it is and it looks like it will get worse.
Anyways....I felt enlightened but sick at the same time. Needing to be reminded what it is about this world that I love so much, I do what I often do
when feeling overwhelmed. I went outside. It happened to be a beautiful day here today in the Pacific Northwest. One of those cold, crisp days with
deep blue skies and only a few clouds on the horizon. We don't get them very often. Seeing the beauty, I again did what I often do when needing to
capture that beauty so I can remember it on the cold, wet and grey days. I grabbed my camera.
I thought some of you might enjoy going on my walk with me, seeing some of the beautiful things God has blessed us with, and to remember that no
matter how much we frack it up....this earth will always prevail.
I was first greeted with a clear moon against a bluish/purple sky:
As I started walking down my street in search of an eagle I saw a lenticular cloud! Funny, because I had just been discussing them here on ATS with
some other members. Normally they are seen immediately above a montain top:
Some geese took flight as I walked past their field of choice:
On the other side of the street a hawk soared above the trees....or perhaps a gold eagle??
...and then, just when I had given up, into my view emerged my original goal. A bald eagle! A vivid reminder of the beauty and grace our country did
and can stand for:
By the time I got home, I was finally at peace. No matter how bad things get, we are still and always will be blessed with God's grace if we only
choose to see it!
This last picture I did not take on my walk today, but in my backyard a few months ago. Some people do not get it. For me, it is a very powerful
image. Please everyone, every once in awhile, look at a blade of grass.