May 7, 2017

In the water.

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Today, at Picnic Point.

11 comments:

Earnest Prole said...

perfect

Otto said...

As usual Ann's sunday bible reading.

Michael K said...

Out buying cactus today. You want to buy them when they are in bloom to see what the blooms look like Most bloom only once a year in the spring.

Hagar said...

Not all that enthused about Jackson Pollock usually, but those are good.

Lyle Sanford, RMT said...

that bottom one is one of your best - colors, shapes, textures, gradients - with a dash of Pollack (and I typed Pollock before the previous comment showed up!)

Original Mike said...

Bear Whiz Beer...

It's in the water,
That's why it's yellow.

Henry said...

I kept looking for the heart button. Instagram has betrayed me.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Looks like a slightly less vaginal Lebowski circa 1998.

Virtually Unknown said...

This takedown of Bill Nye is hysterical:

https://judithcurry.com/2017/05/02/nyes-quadrant/

Saint Croix said...

You want to measure egomania?

Just watch the budgets for the presidential libraries.

Two of my favorite presidents, Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, started the arms race of presidential libraries. Roosevelt personally sketched the plan for the modest library he proposed building on his property in Hyde Park, N.Y. The facility, which cost less than $400,000 to build, was dedicated on June 30, 1941.

Truman, the last president without a college degree, was a serious student of history and public affairs. After his presidency ended in January 1953, he was passionate about building a library that would allow scholars access to the important papers of his administration. His library, opened on July 6, 1957, cost $1.75 million.

In the last 60 years, the cost of building and maintaining presidential libraries has accelerated and expanded in ways that Roosevelt and Truman never imagined. Lyndon Johnson's library cost 10 times as much as Truman's. Ronald Reagan's was triple the cost of Johnson's. George H.W. Bush doubled the Reagan budget. Bill Clinton then doubled Bush.

George W. Bush raised $500 million to build and endow his shrine. And now Obama is set to double that mark. So, in a span of about 60 years, the price of a presidential library has gone from less than $2 million to $1 billion and counting.

CuznDon said...

Good eye, great photos