...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732


Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.


Monday, January 16, 2017

ICE STORM PICS photos by Bob Kelly


Most of Iowa was coated like this when the Monday morning of January 16, 2017 greeted us.  It was treacherously slick on hard surfaces like concrete, but when I walked around on the grass, it sounded as if I was crushing potato chips, and I felt much safer.  By 8 AM we were getting some light drizzle that began to freeze on top of the ice, although by Wednesday of this week it is to be up to 50 degrees.  Dried seed heads, flower stems, leaves, and backyard objects took on a beautiful delicate appearance.

Don’t even think about going out!!   Thanks!









1 comment:

Ur-spo said...

I do miss proper winter weather.