Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Troubled Water

Photo by SnaggleTooth June 2010 .
Day Off is raining on the possibility of outdoors exploration again, but at least I was spared most of the severe thunder n lightning that got most of the state this afternoon. I'm so zonked from the marathon work week-end anyhow, n not energetic enough for major chores. The yard is beginning to resemble a mini-jungle with out of control weeds having a field day around the trailer...
Perhaps tomorrow will yield more clear weather n ambition to tackle some more overgrowth. At least I got some low tree branches sticking out into the road pruned last week. One small step at a time.
Fires in southern Quebec are pouring smoke clouds all over New England this week. The other day driving on the highway was like going thru fog banks, n it smelled like something was burning. There were air quality alerts issued.
Photo by SnaggleTooth June 2010
I can't tell if that's why I'm so tired too, but suspect it isin't helping. The rain may clean the air today at least.
This week I discovered troops of small beetle buggies to declare war on in the kitchen. The cleaning list never ends, work laundry first of course. Cupboards, walls, floors, ... picking it off a bit at a time...
Wish I had more energy. Usually getting out for walks helps, but I'm stuck in.
I wish TV would replay the finale of LOST which I didn't get to see due to the network changing the night of the week it was aired from the series scheduled night. I had been able to see the series when Day Off was changed. (Puter's too slow to watch online).
I'm going thru the old n extensive VHS collection again. I read somewhere you should run them thru a VCR every two years or so to keep them playable. Today's choice is "The Order" with Heath Ledger. I haven't seen it since his untimely demise. In the film he's a priest who becomes a "Sin Eater."
The DVD I'm watching this week is "Deep Blue," also seen in a new light when considering the damage currently being inflicted upon the oceans by the May BP oil disaster. I find some parts of this film horrifying to behold, btw. Namely the sea lions being tossed around by Orcas. But that's out-weighed by the beauty of the other sea life shown to excellent music scores, which is very intense.
Photo by SnaggleTooth June 2010My thoughts on the oil in the Gulf of Mexico is affected by my knowledge from college courses taken in Earth n Ocean science. I wrote an ESR post, "Just Ducky," on the fact it has been proven that objects in one ocean can eventually end up in all seven oceans via the major currents.
The Atlantic may be only a hurricane away from oil wandering out of the gulf n into "the Gulf Stream Current" which runs up the Atlantic East Coastal USA. They are predicting a bumper crop of hurricanes this season...
The waters of "Buzzards Bay" from Westport around to Falmouth MA, where I live, is in fact fed by "Gulf Stream Current". This is why occassionally tropical sea animals like manatees, sea turtles, Portugeuse Man-o-War, n even White sharks are found off the coast of Cape Cod. They ride the Gulf Stream ocean highway up here.
Then the North Atlantic Current swings around Greenland n Norway to the shores of the UK, down the European coast, ect- It's possible the entire ocean, n world, can get reminants of this contamination affecting the entire planets food chain which begins with step one: the plankton.
Thinking about the oil situation is upsetting because I believe it's only a matter of time before it affects everything. I also hate not being able to do anything about it, feeling helpless.
Image by SnaggleTooth June 2010
I'd rather have the yard caught up too. It feels better to solve problems instead of not having a choice but be affected by it. The rain is dictating my activities. We need a Sin Eater to take the blame for the major oil in the ocean problem n fix the mess. No one will have a choice but to feel the effects, with nothing to do about it. Water, clean-up, beyond control, n the elements of my day all seeming so connected-
Contaminated food sources... I don't even want my cat to eat fish anymore!
Where's the chocolate ice cream...


At 3:39 AM, Blogger Neo said...

Snag - Yup, the world is pretty much FUBAR. As for the weeds outside your house?

Nothing a can of gas and a match wouldn't solve! ;)

Btw, that last Lost episode is online and would play on your computer if you just paused it at the beginning and let it que all the way up for like a half hour or so.


- Neo

At 9:01 AM, Blogger TALON said...

I hope the rain gives you an opportunity to catch up on your rest. If nothing else, at least the weeds will come up easier after it moves on.

I hope the air clears up for you. I don't have the same hope for the ocean. :(

At 9:05 AM, Blogger Lynn said...

I am very frustrated with the reports about the oil disaster, too. It does feel so hopeless.

At 10:12 AM, Blogger ... Paige said...

actually the sea life is still fine and most of the fishing sites are well off shore and away from the actual leak. It's just that folks appear to be afraid to eat seafood these days & not that it's bad. I'm allergic. A hurricane would certainly make a bigger mess outta this mess. And why are they saying "spill" when it is really a leak? Cause it's from a broken pipe.
Air issues suck, we have had an Ozone alert forever here. That's where the pollution is so bad it causes the sun's intensity to increase and the air to just hover. We need some rain to help wash some of it away.

Hang in there you may just be in a down place on your bio-rhythm
in which case I'm sure you will be better soon

At 12:44 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Neo, I remember Tango n Cash N Fubar- I'll keep arson in mind in case I can't cut my way thru...
You mean 2 hours or so- n so much for all the cache space cleared up'

Talon, It may actually be easier to pull up the whole lawn rather than cut it- (so high!) the bittersweet vines can grow up to 6 feet per day-
Thanks, not too bad today. The ocean clean up bit by bit just like the housework! Over n over never ending-

Lynn, I don't think the news tells it all tho- just gives you a general idea of the impact. n They focus on marshes n ecomomy- not what happenes when the food chain gets messed up. Don't get me started on the carcinogen dispersant being used...

Paige, I believe folks will eat contaminated fish n get ill before they can even tell it is- So many creatures migrate great distances to breed in the gulf, then back out to sea, are eaten by other fish- diseased eaten by the bottom feeders, eaten by other fish- it may take years to prove poisoning n cancer cases in folks eating seafood- but it will! in this case a little poison goes a very long way. (oil plus dispersant). I don't eat fish either, but know so many who prefer it.
Thanks- btw- I do have asthma. Oxegen helps sometimes, n sleep even more!

At 7:59 AM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

It's devastational aboout the leak. I feel so helpless too. It is hitting our marshes and that's a heartbreak.

A "Lost" fan eh? We stopped watching in the 3rd year, 'cause it was getting mighty preposterous indeed. To us it seemed like they were making up the story week-to-week, no real plan. :)(But I secretly want to rent all we've not watched, and the Finale too of course.

Oh, and I remember when some Mexico grass fires were out of control, I had that "something's burning" feeling too when I went outside.

Well, gotta run -- it's almost 7:00 and this is the second-last day for me to make a school lunch. So off I go!


At 8:03 AM, Blogger Granny Annie said...

Are you showing photographs or paintings? Is the bottom picture an enhanced shot of picture one or is it a painting of picture one? It's all beautiful.

At 10:59 AM, Blogger Neo said...

Snag - Never underestimate the power of a match!!!

At 5:06 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

JanF, Someday I'd like to get LOST n watch it all too- I missed a few seasons myself. There's always an instinctual fear that kicks in when smelling fire, n hard to shut off even when you know what it is. Almost the last day of school- lucky you!

Gran Annie, both- Excellent observation! Yes the last is a computer altered/painted pic one! I use PaintShop Pro. The flowers is what happened when I took flash pics of my deck flowers in the rain- kinda sparkly.

Neo, actually, that would be the smart way to clean up that oil-

At 8:37 PM, Blogger young-eclectic-encounters said...

Love your blog so glad I found it I especially love your art edits.
Johnina :^A

At 2:23 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

YEencounters, Welcome to ESR comments! Yep, sometimes it's tough finding good blogs! Glad you enjoyed my color exploration. Thanks


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