Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Silence, please . . .

I woke before 5 this morning, gave in and got up at 5:45 admitting that I wasn't going to get back to sleep.
It was worth it.
I drank my tea while watching this.
And now I want to share it . . .




The Canadian Forces Snowbirds that will burn considerable fossil fuel in these skies today can add nothing but noise -- their fancy tricks have little appeal for me. How can they compete with, or contribute to, this natural beauty?

12 comments:

  1. That acrobatic flying is an acquired taste, but this... this is the greatest free show on earth.

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  2. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Thanks for sharing your morning with us.

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  3. Stunning photos! I love watching a good sunrise. Are the "red skies at morning" a portent of impending rain?

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  4. Thanks for sharing! Patricia

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  5. Beautiful, just beautiful. I can see the sunrise from my treadmill in the morning, and did so this morning, but it could not hold a candle to this.

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  6. Duchesse: I haven't acquired it yet, altho' I'll probably stroll down and check it out in the next hour.
    PM: Thanks!
    Pseu: We did have some scattered rain today . . .
    Patricia: You're welcome
    Mardel: Exercise bike, treadmill, and swim -- you mix it up, don't you!

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  7. So beautiful ... thanks for sharing!

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  8. By the way, I meant to say on the previous post, your daughters are stunning!

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  9. Tiffany: Thanks! I'm a bit mom-biased but I put them right up there with a gorgeous sunrise!

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  10. So beautiful.

    Christine

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  11. Your photos and your daughters are stunning indeed! And I absolutely agree with you about the Snowbirds. I mean, from an environmental, or economic, or political,or whatever point of view, I just can't see it. Also, they are so damn noisy!
    Thanks for the photos. I will get up earlier tomorrow!
    Carol

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  12. as we've agreed before, Carol, when we run the world . . .
    that said, I'd better 'fess up -- I did end up heading down to the pub to have a look, figuring I did enough of the cantankerous thing . . . Thora and I enjoyed beer and crabcakes and occasionally marveled at the spectacle. That's as far as I'd go to see it, though, and there has to be beer or wine. . .

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