Went through my photographs for anything unique that represents autumn.
in memory of my dear sister Gail Lee.
The collage below is how I remember my sister. I love her dearly even though her mood could change in a flash. She was under treatment for bi-polar disorder for most of her adult life, only relapsing during heavy partying times, especially during her younger years. Yes she loved acting “crazy” as I & most of our friends did when we were younger trying to cope with life in general.
Some of the parks are finally opening in Michigan. They are only open a few hours a day, for a few days a week for now. I personally think this is horrible but as one of many captors I am grateful for any reprieve right now. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time for them to “ramp up” the lockdowns again until their agenda of a global socialist regime becomes the norm. Anyone fighting them now? Not many. Most are too “conditioned.”
I’ve been out a few times now with my camera. Snapping shots of whatever catches my eye. I think I missed most of the water lilies for now. It was a beautiful view across the lake when these shots were taken. There are more people than I usually see since we all have such a short window of time in which to enjoy this park.
The first day there were excited wildlife running all around. Not sure they enjoyed all the human intrusion after many months of being free from our species. I think this chipmunk was running to tell his friends of the impending invasion.
The gardens were not up to the normal standards due to their annuals being planted much later than they should have been. There were a few perennials to see but the woods were beautiful! I didn’t take the full drive this time because of increased pedestrian traffic. It was my understanding that the trails were open & normally this is where the foot traffic is so the cars are not impeded.
Sorry for the redundancy, but I do love Japanese Iris!
Praying everyone is doing OK in these very difficult & challenging times. God bless you all. Peace out.
That we are being held prisoners in our once free nation when one of my grandfathers X8 fought in the “War of Independence” & won until the rise of the fascist New World Order or what is laughingly called Democratic socialism. Wouldn’t it be weird that my family has to fight once again for this guaranteed freedom?
NO….it wouldn’t, it shouldn’t have to happen. You can’t just waltz into a country, run for office & cheat your way in for the sole purpose of destroying it from the inside. We have laws set in place preventing this nonsense….so why the crickets? Why are so many in our countries courts & government offices OK with this?
I applaud & support all who are defying illegal “hide under the bed orders” from the petty Democratic socialist tyrants in various states in America & anywhere around the world. Democratic socialism is fascist, not liberal as they claim to be. We will all be breaking free & I’m sure those behind this first act of bio-terrorism against the people will ramp up their ways to infect.
The fact that they are media supported in one of the most dangerous, diabolical acts to force unsafe vaccines on the public is beyond outrageous. It will be stopped & all involved in this very evil idea will pay for this kind of reckless & dangerous plan against the masses. There are way more of us than there are of them. It would be a great idea if they would remember this. Their contempt for the people is no longer hidden & many really do feel “above the law.” The false accusation they throw at their victims when they dare to defend themselves against their treachery.
I want to share a very good post from Tucker Carlson. I don’t watch news much but I know he is on Fox News & has a very realistic & fair idea about things. Apparently being rational & fair is now labeled “conservative.” It’s not conservative to be sane & ordered. Shows you who the haters of these types of decent folk really are. For those who are media lovers, I’m sure this post will “trigger” you. My apologies.
“I’m sorry but anyone that thinks that social distancing is a good idea for the next few years, actually wants to be micro-chipped or thinks that a “benevolent” dictatorship is for the good of humanity, I don’t want to give that point of view any of my energy.
I am a free Human Being and if you want to stay home, stay home. That’s your sovereign right to choose.
If you want to wear a mask, wear a mask. That’s your sovereign right to choose.
If you want to avoid large crowds, avoid large crowds. That’s your sovereign right to choose
I am not required to descend into poverty for YOU.
I am not required to abstain from human contact for YOU.
I refuse to participate in “quarantine life” until there’s an unsafe, untested vaccine released in eighteen months.
I refuse to receive said vaccine to make others feel more safe. That’s my sovereign right to choose!
If you’re convinced the vaccine is safe and effective, you can get it yourself.
Some of you are allowing fear and policies devoid of scientifically accurate data to destroy the country you live in and ruin your life.
We have a constitutional right to take risks. Life is full of bacteria and viruses, many of which spread before symptoms manifest and after they subside.
We have a sovereign right to receive OR refuse vaccines.
The data was inaccurate at best; purposely overblown to justify government overreaction at worst.
Stop allowing the government to destroy:
The food supply
Access to healthcare
Our mental health & freedom
When the “new normal” is filled with starvation, depression, suicide, child abuse, domestic violence, imprisonment, governmental spying, and pure DESPERATION, the “virus” is going to look preferable to the world you helped facilitate.
I’m going to turn this around on people from now on. Those that say I’m (or anyone that supports this) putting money over lives by wanting the country back open for business…
–YOU don’t care about the people that will kill themselves out of hopelessness
–YOU don’t care about small businesses that’ll close their doors (THEIR LIVELIHOOD) permanently
–YOU don’t care about the children/women/men that’ll be victims of domestic abuse
–YOU don’t care about people defaulting on their mortgages
–YOU don’t care about bills going unpaid by families with ZERO income right now
–YOU don’t care about people wondering where their next meal will come from
–YOU don’t care about the people that’ll lose their sobriety and slip back into alcoholism
–YOU don’t care about the people that will starve
–YOU support the inevitable looting that’ll take place
–YOU don’t care about anyone that’s murdered the longer this shut down goes on
–YOU don’t care about people’s mental health
–YOU don’t care about the children that DO need teachers and educators to guild & educate them
–YOU don’t care about the economy crashing down around us
–YOU DON’T CARE.
–YOU love your shackles
–YOU are pathetic, begging your leaders for MORE shut down and MORE regulations and MORE handouts
I will NOT tolerate another person telling me that I don’t care about lives.
I care about the situation in its entirety.
But YOU don’t care about any of that so…
YOU stay home.
YOU wear a mask.
YOU live in fear. I on the other hand will not. As is my sovereign right to choose NOT TO.”
Our Democratic socialist governor in Michigan Gretchen Whitless, has decided to again extend our sentence until at least June 12. This is outrageous & out of the question. We need an Executive Order to demand our Constitutional rights be enforced & these petty, ugly tyrants be shown the door.
All over the World….
I was so much in love with Herman of the Herman’s Hermit’s when I was 14. I wrote him a love letter when I was only 13. Probably went something like “I love you, please wait for me” since I had never even kissed a boy & was just out of my training bra.
By the next year Herman’s Hermits were coming to Detroit in concert. I just had to meet Herman. I broke out in an excited sweat when I saw that there was to be a press conference for the Hermits consisting mostly of school kids interviewing them for their school newspaper before their concert to which my friend & I were attending. I begged my grams, who worked for the Editor at the Detroit Free Press, to talk to Loraine Alterman a reporter for their teen/entertainment page to see if she could get me into that venue. I used to go down to the paper during summer vacation once in a while & met various photographers & reporters. It was so exciting.
Loraine not only got me in, but let me write a byline about the experience for their page by posting it as a “letter.” She was great & such a sweet person too, always smiling. She ended up writing for Rolling Stone which is where she met her future husband Peter Boyle in 1977 til his death in 2006. He was a wonderful actor & must have been a great guy too. Supposedly John Lennon was their best man at the wedding. Small world. I used to hang with someone that John got released from jail many years ago, as well Yoko Ono was one of my first followers, coincidentally, on Twitter years ago when I only posted my art & photography.
Man…name dropping like hell right now but it really is a small world.
Fast forward 40 years… I hear that Peter Noone was going to be the headline at the Dearborn Homecoming, which is what they call their summer festival. I knew he might want some of the photos I had of the group so I decid to go up there before the show one hot August night. I was dressed like a sweaty slob & no makeup & told someone at the stage I wanted to drop off the photos for Peter so I could just go home to my air conditioning.
You know how badly the thrill was gone for me to do that? If I was in my right “fan-girl” mind I would have put on my nicest outfit, fixed my hair & done my makeup but no. I just go over to “drop off some photos with one of his people.” So I get there my plan all set & his stage hand says…”NO…stay for the show & give it to him yourself afterwards. So I stay for the show & thoroughly enjoyed it too, but it might have been the heat stroke.
Peter was prepared for autographs & a meet & greet with his fans behind a table that I soon approached with my folder of 8 X 10’s which I told him I wanted him to have. He was in a hurry, opened the folder & started to sign his autograph “Herman” for me. I stopped him saying “no these are for you to keep.” He said that he appreciated it but asked if I could send them digitally to him instead so he wrote his email address on the folder, which I still have because after all it’s still an autograph. The next day I emailed the photos & he thanked me & that was that.
Now if I was still a “fan-girl” how great would that be to have your crush’s personal email address! I was laughing to myself thinking OMG, what I wouldn’t have given for this kind of access to him 40 years ago. I actually thought he’d gotten better looking as he matured.
Hope you enjoy a song that he & his daughter Natalie sing every year at the UK Unity Telethon called “The Angels Are Crying in Heaven Tonight.” The refrain states that the angels are crying because they can’t understand why we can’t find the light. I can’t either.
May is normally my favorite month. This year I am “sweltering” in place as ordered & only go out when I need to so far. If my governor extends this any further than the end of May, I will be among the next group protesting & by then there will be many.
In the mean time I will try not to bitch though this is a screen capture of my post on Facebook today. When I took early retirement I moved to a small town in the middle of a nice tourist area of Michigan with lots of lakes in the Irish Hills. This “lockdown” is not working out for me. For any of us.
Meanwhile I found this Very appropriate poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Remember that God works in mysterious ways & is not mocked. Also remember that “Karma is a patient gangsta’!” Don’t fear. It effects God’s power working in you.
Have a blessed evening. Remember to pray & never give up. The people have always had the power in love. Love & Faith can move mountains.
It bears repeating…ugh!
OK…..still trying to process the diabolical global issues going on today. When the smoke clears will Amazon be the only retail company that exists? We won’t let it come to this.
Right now the least of my worries in my world and I’m sick of crying.
I think I cracked a tooth, (crown) again. This time on roasted cauliflower of all things. So luckily my Dentist is still allowed to see emergency patients as needed. Left a message late yesterday after the office closed. Will have to watch what & how I eat til I can get in there. Hopefully on Monday.
There was a set back with one of my distant relative’s premature twins yesterday. After finally coming home after 4 months of surgeries & treatments, she was taken back for brain surgery again. Praying for this sweet little girl.
I want to get my car looked at again for a few minor repairs. Everything is such turmoil & trouble added to the our normal problems. This is not right. We don’t deserve to be endangered or treated badly under the guise of “helping” us. The government helps no one but themselves. The way they have responded to this “plandemic ” is the opposite of what we should be doing to keep our immune systems healthy according to what I know & what some are posting on videos that keep being taken down for “false information.”
I am very concerned with long term effects for everyone that is currently being held hostage. I still haven’t developed the Stockholm Syndrome they hoped for. If the economy tanks, so do many of us. The only people not adversely effected are the very ones creating all the rules & regulations causing the world’s problems. This is not acceptable.
Many Doctors & nurses are speaking out about the dangerous & foolish procedures they are told to do with covid-19 patients but are kept silent by the mainstream media as usual. Every time they wish to make others look like conspiracy theorists, all they have to do is discount their ideas & make sure no one hears what is really going on. The fact that some of these politicians propose “taking people out of their own homes” to a place to be treated is not only foolish but illegal & dangerous for many reasons. They didn’t say send your loved ones to a hospital but said they wished to assign a “task force” to find & remove the ill. That kind of intrusion is not warranted except for extreme cases of elderly that live alone with no family.
We always said “Remember the Holocaust” for years because if you don’t you are in danger of the next power hungry fools doing the same thing, as they are right now. Evil always appears to have a legitimate reason for their abominable acts or most wouldn’t go along with it.
It’s important to remember that “terrorizing” has always been an important tool for evil to coerce or control others. This time the terror threat is not directly aimed at you or you would fight against them. This time the “terrorist” is using something to terrorize you with so they can use your fear to control you without looking like the bad guys.
If that’s even an option for you. Life is fragile & fleeting & the future of our entire world has never been more unpredictable.
The same people that have been promoting abortion for many years are the same people who won’t let you see your mom this year.
I am going to forgo the usual political bitch fest and post some vintage pictures of my mother today beginning with the youngest to her becoming a mother. I’m the oldest of 6 children, all with the same father if you can believe that. That used to be a thing. Getting married & having children & staying married to the same man, for better or worse.
Guess which one it usually was?
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers. Being a mother has been the most joyful & fulfilling experience of my life. Where there is love, children are a blessing.
Hope your day is great even if you can’t be with your child this year for one reason or another.