Friday, September 14, 2018

Sunny Side

Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2018
Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2018

It's been difficult for me to stay on the bright side of moods this week. Remembering the 911 terror attacks from 17 years ago overshadowed most of my on-line time.

Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018

Thanks to FB it's been very easy to see the old video footage, plus hear calls made to loved ones before plunging to certain doom. Very sobering to try to comprehend the enormity of losses suffered on that tragic day.

Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2018
One new fb pal this year went thru grade n high school with me. Trauma from that day haunts n affects him horribly because he was a NY city Cop at the time. He lost many close work friends n attended too many of those  funerals. I feel for him n at least can relay that respect for the day his direction. I think it should be a national holiday when you can opt not to work so you can pay respects. 

Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2018
Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2018

Yes, I had to work.The kid there I worked with Tuesday was a toddler back then in '01, n has no memories of the 911 event. Other folks at work are immigrants who still don't think of the USA as their country.

Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018

Then Hurricane Florence is slamming my cousins n friends tonight in Wilmington. No drinking water, flooding, n no power for days will likely be challenges to face in Cape Fear River land. At least we won't get much effect here.

Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2018

I can't even watch the news on the storm now because a chain-reaction 60+ gas-line fires n explosions are rocking thru tons of homes in Laurence, about an hour away from here up rt 495. That live coverage has taken over all the channels since 5pm. What a scary scenario to think about!
Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018

Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2018
For weeks I've been feeling fatigued n out of it, n slacked off of blogging. Seems most other buddies I know n love to read have taken a blog vaca too. So much has been stifling my creativity.

Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2018

Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2018

It's been difficult just getting these pics done. This post took weeks... but finally here it is! I got a bee on a sunflower pic! But it's kind of too backlit to see the bee... made nice altered art anyhow. 

Photo by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018


At 4:57 AM, Blogger Tabor said...

My favorite is the first one but I like them all. Yes, I see the headlines this morning on the gas explosions. Makes me think no where is safe anymore. Looking forward to the beauty of fall and fewer hurricanes.

At 4:26 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Tabor, That's my favorite too, caught the petals in a fun pattern. No gas in this house here at all, not even a grille! That line explosion was horrible! I'm looking forward to cooler air plus not needing ac! Thanks

At 12:13 AM, Blogger desk49 said...

Your right a lot is going on with nothing happen.
Starting back to school for the grandkids.
Life seems to be speeding by so fast, but no one seems to be watching it go.

At 9:51 PM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Ellis, Expecting less action
yet more happens!
Would be tough
To just finish cleaning up,

Then *POOF!* Oy!
The whole place Blows.
When a fix-it guy
8 blocks over

Puts too much pressure in
The reaction begins.
80 houses on fire
Situation dire!

The gas company
will be paying
Customers for a change,
Safety the game.

At 5:07 AM, Blogger Lynn said...

I love sunflowers. So neat that you captured the bee on it!

At 12:34 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Lynn, my niece loves them too. That home is being sold- hope the new folks still have some there. I was close to the bee. Luckily she was busy. I'm allergic


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