I love watching clouds. Julian Lennon does, too. So much so he photographs them. It’s a charming interview actually, and 50? My how time flies by.
Heavy clouds just before a thunderstorm.
Photo by JensST under Creative Commons license
Anyone know his music?
thanks, Ellie, Julie in the Sky with Diamonds?
Absolutely… And we must still “Imagine,” for without the ability to dream and imagine there is no advancement.
“You know there something wrong, but we stick together because we are stong.”
There is definitely something “wrong” in America today…..
Good morning, pups. Today we have Blow, Nocera and Collins. In “Kamikaze Congress” Mr. Blow says for far-right House Republicans, in their fight against Obamacare, it’s their way or no way, all or nothing. Mr. Nocera ponders “Jamie Dimon’s Long Day” and how JPMorgan went from hero to goat with government regulators. In “Knowing When to Worry” Ms. Collins says the government shutdown is only days away, people! She’s given us a rundown of what’s to come for us to print out and put on the refrigerator.
Here they are, and
here’s Krugman’s blog.
The coffee and tea are ready, and I’ve got French toast made from challah this morning. The kittehs let me sleep in a bit this morning, so I’m feeling unnaturally perky. I’ve been a cloud watcher since I was a child. I remember the first time I was out west and saw the sky in Colorado and Montana. Wow. Nothing like the east coast. I guess because the air is thinner and it’s not next to the ocean, but that sky is HUGE. Time for me to get some more tea and then ponder today’s activities. I know we’ll be taking a clock off to the repair man to have the chimes fixed (they went all haywire for some reason and I miss the Westminster chimes telling me the quarter hours), we have some grocery shopping to do, and there are several African violets and streptocarpus that need re-potting.
Allow me to take this opportunity to praise my kittehs — we have tons of plants all over the house, different varieties of African violets, streps, Christmas cactus and orchids, and they ignore them all. When they get up on the main plant bench to take a nap they carefully wend their way, tiptoeing, and find a spot big enough for a kitteh. It’s not all that often that we get to say “what a good cat you are,” but about this they really are. Time for me to get going. Have a great day.
thanks, Marion, it’s not the sky that’s bigger, it’s the air. Yes, just my imagination.
the gov’t shutdown will mean you can’t visit the National Gallery of Art, where I’ve spent this summer showing our art collection, I guess.
My guess is, if it does happen, that it will be over as soon as the first batch of “git yer filthy gummint hands off my Social Security” recipients don’t get their checks.
Good morning everyone. I am headed into those clouds this afternoon…going to the Left Coast to visit my sister! I will think of this as the plane takes off!
The ones visiting D.C. will be at their doors demanding to see the moon rocks, now. Without admitting it costs taxpayer dollars, see what they did there?
Have a great trip msmolly and checkin with us so we can share the trip vicariously. :)
Good morning pups. Glorious fall day in NE Iowa and great for cloud watching. Thanks Elliot.
Enjoy the trip. Hope the smog lets you see actual clouds.
from Marion’s link, Krugman;
‘To the extent that there’s any rational argument here at all, I think, it rests on the observation that while SNAP enrollment did fall during the boom of the 1990s, it was flat or rising during the expansion of the middle Bush years. This supposedly shows that the program’s use was being driven by things other than economic factors.
But there’s a crucial point such analyses miss: the “Bush boom,” such as it was, never did trickle down to lower-income Americans — the kind of people who might use food stamps. ‘
Going to Northern CA, not much smog there, weather is usually “sun after morning fog” but my sister is in an East Bay location that doesn’t get much fog either, just glorious sunny weather this time of year.
In San Francisco, when the fog comes in around mid-afternoon, it is almost like a living thing that rolls over the mountains.
The fog comes in on little cat feet.
I am taking the laptop, of course, and will be around, but probably not first thing in the morning.
Downloaded Mozart’s Requiem from iTunes and will take the music and try to silently practice on the plane. We’re doing the Requiem in mid November (plus another concert in October) so this is a bad time to miss two choir practices!
Not in San Francisco. It is palpable, like a live animal coming over the mountains. Eerie the first time I saw it, like a “presence” hovering. And when the fog does arrive, it is quite chilly. The first time I was in SanFran, in July, we came from Michigan where July is usually quite warm, and I had to buy a jacket when I was there.
It might bother your fellow passengers to be playing a Requiem while you’re in the air.
I’ve sung the Requiem several times, and it always seems new and wonderful. I hope you get a lot out of it.
I have a great view of the sky from my apartment, and see the most wonderful cloud formations and sunsets over Lake Michigan.
Chicago then? We’ll be visiting there Nov. 8, meeting a few friends – on teaches high school math, another has a few books published, if you are anywhere near the train station, we’d love to say Hi. Catching The City of New Orleans that night.
I love Julian Lennon! He made a great effort to be close to his half-brother Sean, Yoko’s son. And Sean is crazy about him as you can see when Sean is interviewed and they are together. He has become a father figure to him – a good father figure. It could have gone the other way for sure, as John never made an attempt to at least keep them close. And Yoko also admires him. He is a good man. What he says about his mother is wonderful. Any son who acknowledges his mother like that is splendid! And what he said about John is sad – though in a counterintuitive way John did mold him.
It could settle in over Marion’s plants so quietly, no one would know. Unless they were there to watch it, of course.
GM, Ellie and Chair people. The fall crisp has begun to sharpen our mornings. I am off to the Farmer for warm, fresh tortillas and the aroma of green chili roasting.
Have a great day!
So sensuous, that fog. Crispy here some mornings, one day last week the frost was so thick my finger didn’t go through it, running it across the windshield.
chilled. Morning. I put my head back on the pillow this morning and zonk!
Thanks! It’s good to start out with recommendations.
good morning and thank you for breakfast. My cat is not so delicate
Smooth air, msmolly and happy reunion
I just can’t help myself.
What was it you wanted to help yourself to? I have nice toast with cheese and fresh picked tomatoes, have a few.
Send me a note: masaccio68 at gmail
It has been fabulous Fall weather here as well! I don’t really like what it portends but autumn is spectacular
you have a wonderful joie de vivre
Yes, please. Sounds delish.
Enjoying cooler weather here too. Hoping this trend holds.
That was a lot of what I saw in the interview. Good man.
oo happy shopping, enjoy the fruits and tortillas of that labor, bg
you say goodbye and I say hello demi! Hope all is well on your side of the country.
Things are just fine here. Have been working on spiffing up the homestead for the baby shower I’m having for my daughter in two weeks, ah, a week and a half. Time keeps on ticking…
oo Congratulations! Will surely be festive!
As she lives in DC, I’m grabbing an afternoon from her trip to Santa Barbara for a wedding. So, I’ll get 5 or 6 whole hours of staring at her belly. Then, will visit her in the spring after He’s born.
(I’m telling ya, I’m pretty stoked.)
Nice to have a famous last name. Those cloud images are plebeian at best, and would not stand a snowball’s chance in hell except his name is Lennon.
Have a look at Stieglitz “Equivalents”. Equivalent to what? Music. Ernest Bloch, also a photographer, saw it immediately.
I weary of people with famous names getting a pass for mediocre work.
I am so happy for you sister. I am glad you are stoked. :)
over the moon is where you must be!
Thanks for stopping by.
Almost, but not yet, as most of my time is spent on my hands and knees, planting flowers and painting baseboards. And, cleaning out closets and stuff.
But, yeah, even on my knees, you see my grin from there.
Me too. And it is over and over. How much incredibly fine work is overlooked. I am so tired of it all. Makes me sad.
I believe it all goes back to the 1%ers, through the vetting process.
William Eggelston gets what, many thousands for a photo of a tricycle, shot from the pov of the rider, with mediocre suburban tract houses in the background. Why? Because MOMA said it is so. He is crowned king of color.
So there! Take that, you wannabes!
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