Sunday, September 12, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday and Weekend Reflections

Wow, guess I wasn't all better yet, but I think I'm back now.  Lots happening.  Celebrated yet another birthday Thursday and reflected again on the horrible events of 9-11.  This year the TV shows had a different slant to them - did you notice?  Some people seem to think there was a conspiracy and the US did this to itself?  Personally, I have always thought that one should not waste time trying to place blame, but to use that time and energy to make things better, fix what happened, make the customer happy, whatever.  I can't wrap my mind around that one; but then, I can't wrap it around that whole day anyway.  Just beyond belief.  And of all the many things that come to mind whenever I allow myself to think of that day, I guess the two that hit me hardest are how the people who had friends/relatives in those buildings were feeling while waiting to see/hear more, and how all of those police/fire/rescue people didn't just run screaming in the other direction.  Talk about strength!  And no, I haven't forgotten about the people who were trapped in the buildings, I just know from experiences that if something is happening to you, you can find a way to get through it, but if it's happening to someone you love, it's just worse somehow. The whole thing is just beyond belief.  And now I feel that this conspiracy thinking is disrespecting the people who lived, or didn't live, through 9-11, and God knows they all need and deserve respect.

On a lighter note - here's a fly shadow : )
And another reflection from a cleaner birdbath : )
The birds do use this, notably an on-going family of cardinals and one of blue jays, but mostly it's used by Jeff and Joy for drinking.

If you would care to join in on any of the memes in which I participate, please click on the button of your choice, to the right.  Have a happy Sunday, and please send some prayers to everyone involved in that unthinkable day.  Peace  B : )


HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I love that bird bath photo...the reflection and the fact that you have cardinals and a blue jay using it often!!!

The 9/11 in memory is getting way too political these days if you ask me, and the coverage of that aspect is like you said...disrespectful.

Oh.......and a belated Happy Birthday if I didn't stop by Thursday!!!

Gail said...

I cannot imagine the horror of 9/11

Some friends had a daughter lost in Oklahoma City and they had to wait five days...they only found her purse.

Your photos are wonderful.

Oh, yes, late happy birthday!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Fantastic shots and I love the fly shadow. I never would have even thought of that for the meme.

James said...

A belated happy birthday to you!

I like the way the birdbath frames the reflection and the lighting in the birdbath is very interesting.

Personally I've always thought the 9-11 conspiracy thoeries were and are ridiculous.

'Tsuki said...

Same taste than James here : I like very much your shot of the birdbath... Nice sharing indeed.

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