Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

I have escaped!  Can you tell where I am hiding out?

Escape to where?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

The first thing that comes to mind is Kermit singing “It’s not that easy being green…”

However, I went for a walk in the forest yesterday and spent the day enveloped by green.  Unlike the words in Kermi’s song, it did not blend in with everything.  The path offered green in contrast.  Other highlights from the hike will make their way out later in the week.

Letter to Our Leaders

Dear Mr. President and Congress,

We are tired.   We are tired of the games and are desperate for you to behave like leaders.  We implore you to put away your personal and party agendas and follow a higher calling.  It is time to sit and work out solutions to this wonderful country’s problems.  No candidate fits all of our views so we have to compromise when we vote.  It is time for you to do the same.

We do NOT care whose ideas are used.  We do NOT care if you take ideas from everyone.  We care for progress and NOT witty little sound bites on talk shows.  We want you to stop being so myopic, arrogant and self-serving.

We care about this country.  We care about our families.

We are tired and dizzy from your spin, your half truths, and all out lies.  Try spreading the WHOLE truth and demand that the news covers the whole story.

Your games are causing insecurity in your constituents and instability in business and the world. 

You have been behaving like incompetent children.  The stakes are too high.  That is why we beseech you to draw on your collective knowledge and experience and sit at the same table and not get up until the business is done.

We believe in this country and its people.  We believe that we can overcome and triumph over any challenge.  That “we” includes YOU.  You can do this if you choose to.

So with a desperate gasp, we plead with one voice, “Just get it done already!”

To My Fellow Citizens,

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

The size and power of the Ocean

This weekend I felt really small.

It started with my new toy:  a beautiful paddleboard!! The wonderful instructor that introduced me to paddleboarding helped me tie it down to the car.  The board is small compared to other SUPs but it is still huge.

Once I arrived at the hotel, I had wished that I had requested a first floor room.  The stairs were too small for the board. I was actually grateful for that.  Six floors carrying the board…no thank you.  The elevator was just big enough once I wrestled the board into the right position.

The next morning was my big chance.  I had about an hour to get to the beach and christen the new board.  The beach access behind my building was blocked so I lugged the board over to the next building and down to the water.  That alone was a workout!

I surveyed the water and determined the best place for entry.  The waves were huge!  I have never been in water that rough but I was determined.  Fish were everywhere.  Did I just see 2 small fins swimming near the shore?  …but I was determined.

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