A couple photos, the first one from 2009 of a creek scene in the area of the Silver Falls Trail in Mount Rainier.
The second one from yesterday of a simultaneous overflight of a flock of crows and a small airplane.
This photo doesn't do it justice: amazing sky today. Some of the strangest and most awesome clouds I have seen. Constantly changing. Gentle breeze. A few sprinkles. Dramatic, spectacular.
Many people believe that poverty DOES NOT result from personal defect. Rather, poverty is a social disease. Present day society—with its material and economic hierarchies—in order to be normal, actually requires poverty.
Maybe it is time to abolish poverty!
Here's a cloud seen outside of Capitol Theatre where people were meeting to rally before marching on the Headquarters of State Government to demand policies designed promote the general wellness of society. Including everyone.
Last night, in a concerted call for political change, several dozen activists occupied the Legislative Building.
Today, as part of the Week of Action, there will be a labor rally, sponsored by SEIU. There is a march from Sylvester Park at 11am, and a rally starting on campus at 12noon.
Here's a view from inside the Legislative Building at a little after 6pm yesterday:
more photos here
There were many sights, sounds, and smells around downtown Olympia last night!
For example, while walking down the hill I could see a strange cloud wafting over the Westside. It was kind of surreal, ethereal. And although it was dark at 8:30 PM much earlier than it was three months ago, the air stayed relatively warm.
Here are some photos from a walk to and around Capitol Lake (aka FLOD, that is, fetid lake of doom—which it did smell like in places,) and then also a few others from the past week, including Percival Landing, and Coffee Strong—with information about how to support Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning, plus a letter to Governor Gregoire about why it is incorrect to cut social services and supports during a time of great need.
Have a great week!
South Capitol Lake from Marathon and Heritage Park Pedestrian Bridge at Night September 2010
More photos below of public art and mountains.
Here are some recent photos from yesterday and today. There are flowers and trees, sky and clouds, from both Priest Point and Burfoot Parks, and beyond.
An Attempt to Photograph the Perseid Meteor Shower
I saw quite an intensity of Perseid Meteors blazing across the sky last night during a walk between about 10 and 11 PM. I went back outside later on, after midnight, and I was expecting to see an increase in the intensity of the display. But, alas, I was disappointed when I only saw a couple meteors in about an hour.
This is a nearly three minute bulb exposure (with no meteoric activity present.)
"The ultimate weakness of violence
is that it is a descending spiral,
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.
Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.
Through violence you may murder the liar,
but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth.
Through violence you may murder the hater,
but you do not murder hate.
In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence,
adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
— MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.