December 4, 2019

The Wednesday Sunrise...

1. Sunrise today came at 7:13. The sky was clear, and I had made it out to my favorite vantage point 10 minutes before that, but I chose not to wait there for the sunrise, because I know the clear-sky sunrise well enough.

2. I looped back and caught this at 7:20:

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3. The sun peeked above the obstructions at 7:22:

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4. The lake isn't at all frozen yet, but there's this swale that's iced over:

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5. I stopped to take this photograph as I ran along the shore:

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6. I wanted that to compare with this photograph of approximately the same place on September 15th:

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7. Without a photograph, it's hard to remember just how lush the path was in mid-September and how many flowers there were. When you see the place every day, the change is gradual enough to seem so gentle. The 2 photos together show a stark change in — what was it? — 80 days.

8. You could go around the world in 80 days, but you can also see a lot in 80 days of going around your own neighborhood.

9.  And so, I've continued my short tradition of making a 9-point list to go with my sunrise photographs, even though I had no special thoughts or conversations to relay. Please consider this post a cafĂ©, and feel free to discuss any subject, and please tolerate the continuation of my other tradition, reminding you to show your support for this blog by using the Althouse Portal to Amazon.

100 comments:

Tommy Duncan said...

I love water.

stevew said...

These photos are great. I like the 9-point series. If you are like me you travel in a short list of the same spaces most of the time and develop, over time, a certain blindness to the details of the space you are in. I've been looking around my surroundings a lot more lately, trying to see the details; the forest and the trees. Been doing that with the people in my life too.

Beasts of England said...

Those are gorgeous pics!! Especially love the reeds or grasses in the top two photos.

wildswan said...

Its so amazing the way Wisconsin changes between summer and winter. It hardly seems possible that the brown dead landscape will bloom again. Though these pictures do make you see how much variety there is even in fall and winter.

Kay said...

It’ll be about another hour or so before I finish my work for the day. After that, heading right outside to enjoy some of that nature for myself.

gspencer said...

AA, ya GOTTA do a post about the unglued, angry, lesbian, child-abusing Professor Karlan.

Ya just GOTTA!

Ann Althouse said...

I talked about Karlan in the previous post.

gspencer said...

True enough, but that post was at 11am, before her fireworks and the afternoon/evening's reactions to her fireworks.

Ann Althouse said...

"True enough, but that post was at 11am, before her fireworks and the afternoon/evening's reactions to her fireworks."

Eh. Maybe tomorrow. I've been up since 3, and I watched much of the hearing, but it was very repetitive and many people have been saying the same thing. I felt highly disgusted by the whole thing and am not interested in spending my evening wallowing in it. Too much horrible yelling (as Turley pointed out in his opening statement).

gilbar said...

isn't it Amazing? How much MORE distance you can see in the winter?
In summer, lots of places you can't see 15 feet; and the same place in winter, you can see 15 miles

narciso said...

the link about the Irishman, had dan moldea who is the leading Hoffa expert, along with gus russo, who is likely the leading expert on the Chicago mob, challenging some of the claims in the film, now they both met with deniro, five years ago, raising these concerns and he ignored them, just like with American gangster, where they exaggerated or outright parts of frank Lucas's life,

narciso said...

the last came from mark Jacobsen, a free lance writer who later wrote for new York magazine, making him some kind of folk hero,

J. Farmer said...

“Irishman is superior to goodfellas in that goodfellas cut out all the driving and checking into hotels and just left the exciting parts.”

-Colin Quinn on Twitter

Hagar said...

Watched a little of the hearings on Bret Baier's re-run. This isn't even bad.

David Begley said...

AA

Did you say Stanford law prof Karlan is a fucking sick idiot?

Angle-Dyne, Servant of Ugliness said...

Very nice post, prof.

Angle-Dyne, Servant of Ugliness said...

And I thought the comments to it would be a nice break from the circus. Ha.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Love the marshlands. Really miss it since I quit duck hunting. Great pics.

Gregg said...

I'm surprised nobody's raked up those leaves as of yet. Where I live we have volunteers who rake the forest, not all of it, but mostly around where the public paths are---they keep those areas well raked. During mud season, after the snow has melted, the less leaves you have, the less mush you'll have to deal with.

Michael K said...

Did you say Stanford law prof Karlan is a fucking sick idiot?

She is also in com petition with Hillary and Kamal as nastiest adult female in a Senate (or House) hearing.

Hillary with Petraeous and Kamala with Kavanaugh.

I also understand Karlan flunked the CA Bar. My two kids passed the first time.

Steve Schainost said...

What would be cool would be to take a photo of that path at the exact same place every day for a year. As you say, the daily changes will be subtle but reviewing them at the end of the year would be amazing. Especially if you set it up as a video with one photo up for only a second or two.

readering said...

Headline in WAPO:

"Barr’s handpicked prosecutor [Durham] tells inspector general he can’t back right-wing theory that Russia case was U.S. intelligence setup"

narciso said...

But mifsud worked for western intelligence training center.

Narr said...

Raked leaves off the patio (remember those?) yesterday and out of the carport and front porch today. Curbed or canned various bags and debris, and while sweeping the carport where some lengths of flooring were leaning in a corner, I heard a faint buzz. Too late for wasps and such, surely, but it was faint and I wasn't sure how close it was so went on sweeping.

The noise began to sound like faint hiss, about head level . . . yes, a hiss for sure but come on, a snake? A cat? Up there? I shifted a board and out fell a bat, spread-batted on its back, tiny tongue, teeth and lips on full display. Too bad I didn't have my phone handy. I nudged it into a sun-visor thing I'd been using for leaf scooping and took him a few yards away to a brushy spot in the sun--he rolled up to the size of a small black cannolli and when I looked later I couldn't find him.

He didn't seem sick or rabid, just kind of pissed.

It's late and trite to say the Prof does sunrises right, but the Prof does sunrises right.
Fortunate to live in such a beautiful locale!

Narr
And wise to find so much in it

readering said...

Pam Karlan has apologized for mentioning the President's youngest son in her remarks. Now Michael K can apologize for making up a story about her failing the California bar exam.

Howard said...

I hear that Baron von Trumphousen has the hots for Greta Thuderburger they're planning on taking a solar powered sailing trip around the nursery. Definitely, definitely.

readering said...

The funny thing about the Barron/baron kerfuffle. Karlan says the name once. Republicans republish a gazillion times.

traditionalguy said...

I loved Turley's analysis that the Legislative Branch impeaching the Executive Branch for suing in the Judicial Branch over the validity of Legislative Branch subpoenas that violate the Executive Branch's confidentiality privilege is the only abuse of power.

Otto said...

"as I ran along the shore" Ann you just pancaked me. Here i am thinking your a little Sh*t who can't do anything athletically( male chauvinism)! Albeit i am 15 years your senior, i can't even run - peripheral neuropathy. I am proud of you - keep it up and never take it for granted.

Michael K said...

Now Michael K can apologize for making up a story about her failing the California bar exam.

You have proof the bitch passed ? Asking for a friend. I have read she flunked.

She did do Trump a lot of good with her angry leftist routine.

readering said...

You are confusing her with her fellow former Stanford colleague/out lesbian Kathleen Sullivan.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Do the three angry professors need to declare their testimony as an in-kind contribution to the Trump campaign?

stonethrower said...

Swale.

Otto said...

Well you can see how Karlan can be confused with Sullivan - they are both lesbians. From Wikipedia Karlan's partner is victoria canales. Also fro Wikipedia:She has described herself as an example of "snarky, bisexual, Jewish women".
Feminism dies in darkness but Ann keep running.

narciso said...


Ruh roh:

https://mobile.twitter.com/AmichaiStein1/status/1202382554537562112

pacwest said...

Barr’s handpicked prosecutor [Durham] tells inspector general he can’t back right-wing theory that Russia case was U.S. intelligence setup"

@readering
First, it's the WAPO "according to people familiar". Second, you, or whatever site you got this from, is misrepresenting. Durham 'reportedly' said that he can't connect Misfud to US intellegence at present. Interesting, but hardly refutation of a coup. Nice try though.

readering said...

Pacwest, you are poor at reading comprehension.

pacwest said...

How so?

pacwest said...

"The intelligence agencies said the professor was not their asset and Durham told Horowitz he didn't have evidence that would refute the inspector general's findings on that point, the people said."

What am I not comprehending?

readering said...

My comment.

n.n said...

Professor Karlan is trans/homo. Perhaps Democrats thought her descent with an empathetic appeal to the base would be tolerated under a sociopolitical indemnity (i.e. pull a Smollett).

Drago said...

gspencer: "AA, ya GOTTA do a post about the unglued, angry, lesbian, child-abusing Professor Karlan."

Apparently no one told the angry vindictive vicious child-hating Prof Karlan that its not a good idea to go the Full LLR Chuck in public.

I would like to exonerate Prof Karlan regarding the child-hating charge, but given her testimony today I cannot do it. If I could have I would have.

FullMoon said...

gspencer: "AA, ya GOTTA do a post about the unglued, angry, lesbian, child-abusing Professor Karlan."

I watched the clip. Dem Rep Sheila Jackson Lee set up the bit. Totally rehearsed, I guarantee it.

pacwest said...

You - "he can’t back right-wing theory that Russia case was U.S. intelligence setup"


Me - "Second, you, or whatever site you got this from, is misrepresenting."

I did make the assumption due to your previous comment(s) that you were intimating that Durham isn't backing any case of intelligence shenanigans though. Hence the "nice try". Misassumption?

FullMoon said...

Anybody post this last night?
Hillary Clinton was answer in "secretary" category. No contestant answered.

readering said...

All I did was cut and paste a wapo headline, but adding an identity in square brackets. You posted a word salad in response.

Drago said...

readering: "All I did was cut and paste a wapo headline,...."

We will file that one right next to "Brett Kavanaugh: Gang Rapist.....NOT"

Char Char Binks said...

Zimmerman is suing a raft of rats who defamed and persecuted him for defending his life despite our history of segregation and slavery. He shall lose.

J. Farmer said...

Well, my better half is out of town until the end of the week. So I think it's time to pour myself a glass of Pappy van Winkle's, put on a Patsy Cline record, and water my pillow. I hope everyone has a good night.

readering said...

But hey, pacwest, you're perfectly civil. Unlike some of the nut jobs who slavishly follow my comments.

Drago said...

The horrific and self-defeating Karlan testimony today turned the hoax abuse of power sham impeachment hearings into a 2019 version of the Wellstone funeral.

The "best and the brightest" indeed.

And you wouldn't believe the videos that are being unearthed showing what this lunatic is really all about.

Drago said...

readering: "But hey, pacwest, you're perfectly civil. Unlike some of the nut jobs who slavishly follow my comments."

We are patiently waiting for you to write something that is not demonstrably moronic and incorrect.

So far, its been like searching for neutrinos.

Mark said...

I watched much of the hearing

You're one of the few. What has struck me is how it compares to my vague memory of 1974 when I was a kid and the investigation into Clinton after he perjured himself and used the power of his office to obstruct justice and deny Paula Jones her civil rights.

Today, practically no one cares. The public reaction is to yawn.

JaimeRoberto said...

I'm having a hard time locating the "we must fight Russia in Ukraine so we don't have to fight them here" clause in the Constitution. But then I'm not a constitutional scholar like Ms. Karlan, and besides it was written over 100 years ago and is hard to understand.

n.n said...

"Barr’s handpicked prosecutor tells inspector general he can’t back right-wing theory that Russia case was U.S. intelligence setup"

After more than 12 trimesters of discredited allegations, innuendo, inference, empathetic appeals, and manufactured stories, and an impeachment trial justified by the same, WaPo will have to do better than a hand wave to anonymous "people familiar with the matter said".

tim in vermont said...

WaPo is not a credible source.

n.n said...

"we must fight Russia in Ukraine so we don't have to fight them here" - Karlan

Karlan is one of many relics from yesteryear who see dead Soviets. Relics who were the proximate cause of forcing a violent coup and a refugee crisis that was exposed to progressive risk under the cover-up of social-political-journolistic collusion. Some call it war, but it was not in self-defense. Today, it's called social justice, relative, selective, opportunistic, elective.

pacwest said...

Then it is the Headline that is misrepresenting and not you? OK. Sorry for the misunderstanding. It is the WAPO afterall. This comment isn't a word salad, is it?

No need to feel special on my account. I read almost all of the comments. At present Farmer is my favorite. Hey Farmer, how about those IR-8s? Took somebody by suprise.

FullMoon said...

Gregg said...

I'm surprised nobody's raked up those leaves as of yet. Where I live we have volunteers who rake the forest, not all of it, but mostly around where the public paths are---they keep those areas well raked.


In California, we don't rake the forest. We let it accumulate and then Mother Nature handles it, along with billions of dollars in fire damage and many lives lost. We also divert water away from farmers , because.

n.n said...

Zimmerman is suing a raft of rats who defamed and persecuted him for defending his life

He has been judged and labeled "White-Hispanic" or "Hispanic-White", a politically incongruent diversity class. That, and the diversity racket of the sociopolitical complex is a highly lucrative asset. The audacity of threatening billions of dollars in redistributive change and progressive leverage of liberal license cannot be normalized, let alone tolerated. Dunk the warlock as a teachable moment for anyone who would dare contemplate standing, rather than kneeling before mortal gods.

tim in vermont said...

The actual WaPo story was somewhat more circumspect than that headline, and I liked Molly Hemingway’s response:

Mollie@MZHemingway
1h
Excellent work slaying that straw man. Now what about the actual conspiracy theory pushed by Democrats and the media that Mifsud was a Russian agent colluding with the Trump campaign? Any evidence to support THAT?

narciso said...

As ive stated before i doubt ukraine can recover the eastern part of the country, i was suprised the russians didnt asvance further.

n.n said...

divert water away from farmers , because

A minnow?

we don't rake the forest. We let it accumulate and then Mother Nature handles it, along with billions of dollars in fire damage and many lives lost

How very green. Plant a Green farm and watch the forest disappear. The Green Blight is sociopolitically inoculated and would clear the leaves, the flora, the fauna, and anyone who had the audacity to stand in the way of progress.

tim in vermont said...

That was a pretty passive aggressive apology. “I’m sorry that son of a bitch Trump made me drag a 13 year old into my hatred of the man!” OK, I paraphrase, but it was as much of an apology as that famous one in Forest Gump.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

per paul sperry

Dems are encouraging GOP Never-Trumpers to exploit "loophole" in Senate impeachment clause whereby they wouldnt need 67 votes to remove but only 2/3 of "members present." If enuf Never-Trumpers sit out trial,pretending to boycott it,they could remove Trump w/o actually voting

readering said...

I'll just point out we're a long way from all the breathless predictions of indictments against "deep state" players.

chickelit said...

Swale is a cool yet unfamilariar word for me.

Thanks, Althouse!

hugh42 said...

Excellent pics. Love inspiration, keep doing

pacwest said...

@readering
Fair enough. To me they are just a means to an end. Clinton belongs behind bars.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

hmmmm--- molto interessante

“The "Italian Job", Obama's back-up plan to take out Trump w/help of corrupt FBI. Let's meet some of the key players. Obama, Matteo Renzi, Italian Prime Minister, Hillary, Comey, Mueller...

https://threader.app/thread/1201973833495805952

https://patriots4truth.org/2019/05/25/italian-government-compromised-in-russiagate/

tim in vermont said...

I'll just point out we're a long way...

per the WaPo. Mueller said Mfsud was a Russian spy, it’s right in “his” report, err, I mean the report that was run “day to day” by Hillary Clinton’s lawyer, per Mueller’s sworn testimony.

pacwest said...

Dems are encouraging GOP Never-Trumpers to exploit "loophole" in Senate impeachment clause whereby they wouldnt need 67 votes to remove but only 2/3 of "members present." If enuf Never-Trumpers sit out trial,pretending to boycott it,they could remove Trump w/o actually voting"

That's 28 never-Trumpers. Political suicide for most. Odds are? I think the House is relying on Schumer to give them the go ahead. I'm unsure of how well McConnell likes Trump.

Original Mike said...

I've always liked the word 'swale'.

iowan2 said...


"The intelligence agencies said the professor was not their asset and Durham told Horowitz he didn't have evidence that would refute the inspector general's findings on that point, the people said."

This is the strawman spin the Dem/media have been doing for the last week. Denying something that never existed.

I don't get how Horowitz, investigating FISA warrant corruption by DoJ, triggers Horowitz to inquire about Mufsud.

But now the left can point at the Horowitz report, and say, "see, Mifsud is another crazy conspiricy theory that has been proven debunked". Except Horowitz never had any reason to ask about Mifsud. It's all circular babble.

Known Unknown said...

You might need to go back to the ReportoftheWeek well.

Char Char Binks said...

“Swale” is swell.

Freeman Hunt said...

If any grandparents want a Christmas present recommendation: subscription to Universal Yums. My three kids split the regular size, and they love it.

Yancey Ward said...

Here is the only important thing about Joseph Mifsud that we know for certain- Robert Mueller and his team never invested a single moment's time investigating whether or not Mifsud was a Russian agent. Given the importance of Mifsud to the claimed origin of Crossfire Hurricane, that lack of curiosity is pretty damning.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

are we bad parents?

We told our kids that Santa collects intel on them 24/7

...we thought it would get them to behave, and inculcate a respect for privacy

eddie willers said...

WaPo is not a credible source.

Sad, but true.

eddie willers said...

We told our kids that Santa collects intel on them 24/7

Oh that's great! You should also tell them he reads your phone and browser history.

Ken B said...

Michael K endorses the Democrat strategy: Prove he shouldn’t be impeached! Prove she didn’t flunk!

Ken B said...

“The funny thing about the Barron/baron kerfuffle. Karlan says the name once. Republicans republish a gazillion times.”

You remember that German cannibal? Only ate one guy. And not all of him.

Bruce Hayden said...

“That's 28 never-Trumpers. Political suicide for most. Odds are? I think the House is relying on Schumer to give them the go ahead. I'm unsure of how well McConnell likes Trump.”

I think that the difference would be stark - Dem President, Senate, and maybe House, or Republican President, Senate, and maybe House. If they allow Trump to be removed election year on BS charges, any other 2020 Republican Presidential nominee will get creamed in the general election, as will many of the Senators who abandoned Trump. Most of the Republican Senators understanding this very well. Deep down, they may want to be Never Trumpers, but many, if not most, of their Republican constituents are not.

So to the Dems here - play your quorum game. Won’t get Trump removed. And is just one more reason that Trump gets re-elected. They are asking the Republican Senators to cheat for them, and Republicans don’t like cheaters, nearly as much as Democrats typically do.

Jon Ericson said...

Original Mike said... [hush]​[hide comment]
I've always liked the word 'swale'.
12/4/19, 10:30 PM

"woody"

America’s Politico said...

I now feel that Biden is setting up a victory by talking about Harris (& Stacy Abrams) as his running mates. He is smart. If Warren does not counter that move 5hen she is in for a long haul.

gadfly said...

So I see where Devin Nunes is facing ethics charges for secretly chasing Trump conspiracy investigtions into Europe using taxpayer funds with the help of Trump and Giuliani's indicted Russian-born buddy, Lev Parnas.

Somehow, according to "conservative" Steve Scalise, Adam Schiff should not have released the phone-call proof to the American public and Nunes was somehow ethical in continuing to participate in the House Intelligence hearings. On the other hand, it was fine for Rod Rosenstein to release private emails between Lisa Page and Pete Strzok when no laws have been broken.

Truth is that that Republican leadership in the Intelligence Committee, including Nunes, had immediate access to the subpoenaed AT&T records which exposed the congressman's suspicious acts. Or maybe it is time for farmer Devin to visit his cow in Iowa.

Quaestor said...

The lake isn't at all frozen yet, but there's this swale that's iced over...

There was a time when Three Chimneys, one of the world's most influential and exclusive stud farms, made sure that I was on their mailing list. Each August I would receive their catalog for the upcoming breeding season — an absolutely gorgeous four-color publication printed on slick, heavy stock paper. Each of their premier stallions had his own page, with his five-generation pedigree, his track record, and the track and breeding records of his notable get. (Stud fees, of course, weren't even hinted at. Three Chimneys is one of those places where money is never discussed because the clients never ask or need to.) And each November I received their calendar, another top-flight publication with "suitable for framing" photography. For fifteen years the first or second stallion listed in the catalog, almost yearly a horse-of-the-month in the calendar, was a dark bay horse called Seatle Slew, the 1977 Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year. "Slew" got his name from an idiosyncratic use of the Middle English word slough. To Chaucer, John Bunyan, and nearly everybody since a slough is a piece of low-lying wasteland, a marsh or mire. However, in western Kentucky, a slough — pronounced "sloo" in the local dialect — is a unique feature of the landscape, a shallow depression or subsidence caused by the collapse of an underground limestone void. When the colt who was eventually to be admitted to the Jockey Club studbook as Seatle Slew was a weanling, he caused a panic at Claiborne Farm by apparently disappearing from his turnout enclosure. Had he been stolen? Had he jumped the fence and was now cantering down the highway? No, the nearly coal-black colt was sound asleep in a slough, invisible and oblivious to the called entreaties and rattling feed buckets of the searching stable hands. Henceforth Claiborne's grooms and handlers called the unnamed weanling "Slough". When it was time to register the colt his owners used his stableyard handle but spelled it Slew to ease pronunciation by racetrack announcers and to help assure uniqueness for no Thoroughbred can have the same name as another — and since there are nearly 350 years of names recorded, the quest for an acceptable name gets harder year by year.

When The Bloodhorse compiled its list of the top 100 racehorses of the 20th century, Man o' War was first placed, largely on the strength of his progeny. Number Two was the fabulous Secretariat, perhaps history's most impressive equine athlete, but a less than stellar producer of athletic descendants. Seatle Slew was ninth, and not on account of his athletic prowess. Even though he was never out of the money in seventeen lifetime starts, Slew never showed the crowd a jaw-dropping display of pure speed or otherworldly feats of endurance. Slew was always only just fast enough. Nor was he beautiful like Bold Ruler's wonderful chestnut colt. Slew was described as mulish in appearance and character. Secretariat had that "aw, shucks, ma'am" charm and would have been delighted to give pony rides to children. Not Slew, that horse was as temperamental as a prima ballerina and as personable as a phonebook. Seatle Slew ranked ninth in the 20-century by the strength of his remarkable record as a sire of stakes winners.

Quaestor said...

(Continued from my previous comment.)
In 1981, only his second year at stud, Seatle Slew virtually cloned himself on a one-eyed broodmare called Tuerta. Because of the foal's strong resemblance to his sire, he was registered with the Jockey Club as Swale. Slew's dark bay colt went on to become a stakes winner, earning even more purse money than his sire. Swale won two legs of the Triple Crown in 1984, but suddenly collapsed and died just eight days after his Belmont Stakes triumph. The necropsy stumped the veterinarians looking for the cause of such a tragic loss. All the colt's organs look normal and healthy. Fortunately, the heart was preserved, and years later a CAT scan revealed a congenital neurological abnormality in Swale's heart that escaped the attention of the original pathology work.

So what is point this rambling narrative seeks to establish, the reader may well ask? The point is the words slough and swale. Like slough, swale is another of those Middle English words with roots deep in Germanic prehistory. Among its several definitions, a swale is a shallow, usually grassy depression sloping downward from a plains upland meadow or level vegetated ridgetop, whereas a slough is a muddy or marshy area. In the Eastern United States, a slough can also be a type of swamp or shallow lake system, typically formed as or by the backwater of a larger waterway, similar to a bayou with trees. That depression the weanling that became Seatle Slew used to take his very private snooze was dry and grassy, not muddy or water-filled at all, in other words it was a swale by accepted definition and not a slough, accept by the Kentuckian dialect. In the caption to Althouse's fourth photo, she describes the small inundated area as a swale. However, unless it,s a permanent feature and not just an occasionally flooded area the more correct term would be slough, and not swale.

Quaestor said...

it,s What a stupid typo. Its a new keyboard, folks. (lame excuse, patent pending)

tim in vermont said...

"So I see where Devin Nunes is facing ethics charges for secretly chasing Trump conspiracy investigtions “

Shorter gadfly. Nunes is facing ethics charges for seeking evidence for the defense. All of Trump’s defenses are automatically “conspiracy theories” and only the CIA and FBI can be trusted to tell us what really happened.

"ecords which exposed the congressman's suspicious acts.”

gadfly pretends he is a conservative and this is what he thinks of our rights as Americans, not even an inconvenience when the prosecutor is after Trump!

Quaestor said...

gadfly thinks he's a gadfly in the Socratic sense.

Not likely, but he is an invertebrate, that much is true.

Mr. Forward said...

"Seattle Slew... was so awkward that his first nickname was Baby Huey. As he matured though, he developed a graceful front-running style with an acceleration that was compared to "a falcon in a dive."' wikipedia

Search suggestion includes slough of despond. There is no despond in a swale.

Hickory Bow said...

Did you see any ducks or geese flying or on the water?

Rick.T. said...

Quaestor

Thanks for that. Fascinating!

Mr. Forward said...

As a giddy sunrise composes itself
I drop the camera slack jawed
Bare tree limbs, subtly ripped clouds
Blog this, says the Lord.

Quaestor said...

accept by the Kentuckian dialect.

Now how did that one get by me?

except by the Kentuckian dialect.

Damn!

Kansas Scout said...

Some of your best photographs Ann.

rcocean said...

Love the photo.

Known Unknown said...

"We told our kids that Santa collects intel on them 24/7"

Did your kids ask if Santa worked for Google?