Seascapes On A Snowy Day

Last night it began to snow.  It came down so “flurrious” that it covered the ground faster than you could wink.  Later in the evening, you could hear the rain pounding against the windows as the temperature warmed up and turned the flurries to rain.  As the early morning temperature fell, you could see the ice sheen across the snowy landscape.  Frozen, crunchy, wet in places not yet yielding to the colder temperature.

Sunrise, you can see a mist floating through the air as the temps warm up, melting away the blanket of snow and ice leaving behind pools of cold liquid.  Puppy paws and boots imprint the now slushy landscape.

The mist creates a layer of fog and the illusion of clouds floating around one’s head.  It is still outside as I watch the melting ice drip from the branches of a nearby tree.  Piano solos by Michael Jones play in the background, soothe the soul, create a relaxing environment and add a sense of surrealism to an otherwise dreary winter wonderland day.

Seascapesby Michael Jones.  Enjoy!

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And so… it seems our hand was forced

to rally for a new government…. a little blurb from our past and how it RINGS a truth for many today. I’m learning how it takes some people a little longer than others to ‘get with the act.’

Please read.

Amplify’d from www.archives.gov
Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security

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