Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

November in Vermont


Monday, November 12, 2018

In Honour of Veterans

Here is true leadership in honouring veterans!
Justin Trudeau removes his umbrella and gives his address 
while getting soaked, noting that we are uncomfortable as
our suits and hair and shoes get wet.  But for those at Dieppe, 


In Contrast:

DT cancels First World War memorial visit to US cemetery 
because of 'poor weather'


Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Adirondacks in New York, as seen from Vermont

Between the darker foreground and the blue hills lies the southern part of Lake Champlain!


Saturday, November 10, 2018

That's Not a Cloud


Friday, November 09, 2018

Ferns Alight


Thursday, November 08, 2018

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

The sun also rises...

~ photo by Anton Gorlin

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

⭐️πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ⭐️ ELECTION DAY 2018 ⭐️πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ⭐️


Is Everybody ready for a long night?

KEY for Gubernatorial and Senate maps:

Seats up for election (general & special):  
  Democratic incumbent running
      Democratic incumbent retiring
  Republican incumbent running
  Republican incumbent retiring
  Independent incumbent running
  No election
[   ] Inset rectangle signifies a special election.


Gubernatorial Races

Senate Races


House Races
All seats are up for election in 2018 (as of September 30, 2018):
     Democratic incumbent running      Democratic incumbent retiring
     Republican incumbent running      Republican incumbent retiring
     Vacant

 

Monday, November 05, 2018

Sunday, November 04, 2018

2: VOTE Be Vigilant


Saturday, November 03, 2018

3: VOTE Freely


One may Register to Vote right up through Election Day in:
COLORADO, WASHINGTON DC, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, IOWA, MAINE, 
MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NORTH DAKOTA (bring ID), 
UTAH, VERMONT, WISCONSIN and WYOMING


Friday, November 02, 2018

4: All Souls Day

                                                                                                                                                                                                  ©iStockphoto.com/rzelich

Thursday, November 01, 2018

5: All Saints Day



For you, Susan...
Two of my granddaughters were dragon hunters for Hallowe'en!
Hurrah for strong women who guard against dangerous beasts!!



Wednesday, October 31, 2018

6: All Hallow's Eve


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

7: Beyond Phenomenal


Today is the last day to Register to Vote in:
CONNECTICUT


Artwork by 
Judit Szanyel 
of Sydney Australia



AND!  Talk about a Pumpkin!!
Zepyhr Rain Teachout writes:

On Saturday night at 6:14 PM the Nor'easter blew in this beautiful boy, 8 lbs and change, 
two weeks late and just on time.  Everybody is over the moon, tired, and healthy. 



Monday, October 29, 2018

8: The Foliage is Thinning


Today is the last day to Register to Vote in:
WASHINGTON (State)

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Saturday, October 27, 2018

10: Misty Mountains


Friday, October 26, 2018

11: Make America Kind Again

Today is the last day to Register to Vote in:
NEBRASKA

When I see someone standing on a corner at a traffic light, holding a sign with a plea for help, 
I always feel so badly for them. Yet I don't know whether giving them money could 
further a dangerous habit.   But to give them supplies can never hurt. 
Having this ready to pass to them is essential, as there is often so little time in which to act.


"This is what me and my daughter have started doing....We are keeping a 'Blessing bag' in our car in case we find someone in need. You can make these up with items from the Dollar Tree such as gloves, thermal socks, beef sticks, crackers, candy bars, toothpaste, toothbrush, wipes, deodorant, snacks and other items that may help someone who is homeless or in a bad way. It is just a thoughtful, inspiring thing to do. This is something we are going to start doing from now on. Thank you to the ones that did this long before us, for being such a giving, loving, caring person! Random acts of kindness take very little to change the life of just one person." πŸ‘Ό

πŸ‘
Photo and text courtesy of Amy Verder - original source

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

13: Yellows



Monday, October 22, 2018

15: Autumn's Glory


Today is the last day to Register to Vote in:
ALABAMA, CALIFORNIA and SOUTH DAKOTA

Sunday, October 21, 2018

16: Borgo Pass, by Alan


Alan is taking a Two Dimensional Design class, and explains his art piece thusly:
[Double click photo to enlarge!]

"Borgo Pass was where Jonathan Harker, the protagonist of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" was told to meet Count Dracula's carriage--as indeed he did.  His wife's maiden name was [Wilhel]mina Murray. When the count's carriage comes flying up and halts alongside the stagecoach (diligence?) at the top of the pass just after sundown, one of the passengers sotto voce quotes a line from the then well-known poem "Lenora:" "Denn die Todten reiten schnell" [For the dead ride fast].  The scientist-like character in the story was Abraham van Helsing, and Max Schrenk played the vampire in "Nosferatu," the second and oldest remaining movie version of the book. "Beyond the forest" is the English translation of "Transylvania."  I find it odd that none of the movie versions of Dracula after "Nosferatu" portray the encounter at the top of Borgo Pass;  it is one of the most dramatic parts of the original novel.  I read (and still have in my library) "The Annotated Dracula" (1975). I remember reading the conclusion--in broad daylight(!) on a warm beautiful afternoon outside the little house where I lived in Santa Cruz--and it was very exciting. I think an annotated version is helpful to a modern reader.  I wouldn't call it horrifying;  but certainly exciting!"

9: Taking the Long View


Saturday, October 20, 2018

17: Re-elect!


Friday, October 19, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

20: Cool weather brings out the love...


Today is the last day to Register to Vote in:
MASSACHUSETTS

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

21: The Striped Maple has huge leaves


Today is the last day to Register to Vote in:
KANSAS, MARYLAND, NEVADA, NEW JERSEY, OREGON and WEST VIRGINIA

Monday, October 15, 2018

22: At the Garden Center


Today is the last day to Register to Vote in: 
VIRGINIA

Sunday, October 14, 2018

23: Happy Sunday

This is the church Wil and I sometimes attend.
It is made of red sandstone and has windows created by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
I took this photo from my eye doc's office across the street.
Downstairs from his office is the office of Dr. Judy Steinberg Dean.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

25: Maple Leaves


Today is the last day to Register to Vote in:
NEW YORK, NORTH CAROLINA and OKLAHOMA

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

27: Perspective


Today is the last day to Register to Vote in:
MISSOURI