May 31, 2010

Sunset, tonight.


On Picnic Point.


chuck b. said...

If the wind was right you could sail away. And find tranquility.

Ann Althouse said...

There was no wind, but I'm thoroughly happy where I am.

chuck b. said...

In light of your sunset picture and the recent criticism of sunset photography, I was making a soft rock joke (Sailing, by Christopher Cross). I guess I wouldn't expect you to get it.

chuck b. said...

Maybe you knew that. It's hard to tell sometimes.

Scott said...

It was a nice Memorial Day here in Passaic County, NJ. Partner and I set up a charcoal grill in the parking lot behind our building. He cooked up some hamburgers and hot dogs, and I made the potato salad. We pigged out in air-conditioned comfort and watched The Stand on the SciFy channel.

Yesterday we were out on the Asbury Park boardwalk, hanging out with the swimwear-clad hipsters. It's so great to see the city pull itself together to become a fun summer destination again after years of neglect.

But what a miserable weekend for news.

The deadly IDF response to the phony humanitarian mission for Hamas will force the President to come face-to-face with his dogmatic leftist beliefs.

For any other president, supporting Israel would not be an issue. For Obama, though, this has got to be a personal crisis.

After all, his presidency is all about him.

Does he have the balls to defend Israel? I hope so. But I think not.


wv: thuffin -- thug muffin, term of endearment for my partner. :)

chuck b. said...

(I guess it's also [remotely] possible my attempt at a joke was just lame.)

chuck b. said...

"But what a miserable weekend for news."

I was feeling this very acutely, all day. Depressing, really.

Rose said...

Beautiful shot.

Ann Althouse said...

Hi, chuck. I was just trying to express how extremely happy I was -- I am -- tonight.

chuck b. said...

You always seem happy.

Scott said...

Now if there's a smile on my face,
It's only there tryin' to fool the public,
But when it comes down to foolin' you;
Now honey, that's quite a different subject.

But don't let my glad expression
Give you the wrong impression.
Really I'm sad.
Ah sadder than sad.
You're gone and I'm hurtin' so bad.
Like a clown I pretend to be glad.

Now there's some sad things known to man,
But ain't too much sadder than
The tears of a clown
When there's no one around.


Smokey Robinson was so cool.

Fred4Pres said...

That is a beautiful sunset.

Lem said...

In case you haven't been paying attention, there was a Blowout in the Gulf.. and Obama might just be having a bad day because of it.

A blowout at an Oil Well threatens Obama. the "hope and change" is at the bottom of the ocean?

The poetry is the Shakespearian kind.

Mark Daniels said...

There's a reason for the plethora of sunset photography: It's beautiful!

Lem said...

..the plethora of sunset photography: It's beautiful!

our ability to appreciate, seems to be one thing.. our ability to say so seems to be much diminished.

We have an understanding that anything worth appreciating just might be worth tearing down.

Lem said...

The most amazing human advances is wasted on the crappiest generation of spoiled idiots.

People who have a "good time" all the time may ask what are we missing if everything is so bad?

wv - misseri

Lem said...

These Dreams ..

words that have no form are falling from my lips..

Lem said...

We've Only Just Begun

sunset, tonight.

Lem said...

if any of you dare think to post anything daring, I just want you to remember Karen died of Anorexia Nervosa..

Please do not!

wv - watcho

Lem said...

Top Of The World - The Carpenters

At the top of the world.

Deborah said...

Tybee sunset

Deborah said...

I mean sunrise. Sorry. It's either very early or very late, either way I should not be awake right now.

wv: ovenit

Lem said...

Africa - Toto..

There is always a way out of the marsh!

edutcher said...

You can tell summer is here when the sunsets are so gorgeous. I understand what chuck b is saying, but, for me, sunsets are made to be ridden off into.

Ann Althouse said...

There was no wind, but I'm thoroughly happy where I am.

That shows in your photographs, and, in sharing your happiness, you brighten our lives just that much more.

PS chuck, some would say soft rock is a joke. But that song is an exception.

WV "typeri" What Augustus called the steno pool.

pm317 said...

Sunset near the plantation

Delius, Florida Suite (3rd movement)

pm317 said...

Listen to the 3:59 to 5:00 stretch closely. I will be surprised if you don't start swaying with a smile on your face.

Sofa King said...

The setting sun is an appropriate metaphor for our time.