September 16, 2021

Sunrise, 6:42.

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Early fall color, 6:54.

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21 comments:

Robert Marshall said...

Staghorn sumac, I believe. We have lots of that in NE Georgia, too, including on the banks of our Lake Burton. One of our first fall colors, after the dogwoods. Fruit is edible, tart and fruity-tasting (or so the Farmers Almanac says).

There is also a poison sumac, but this isn't it.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Just wondering—Do you and Meade pronounce sumac the same? Do you say SOO-mack or SHOO-mack? I’ve wondered about the geography of the pronunciation. There aren’t many su- words that are pronounced “sh.” Sugar is one, although the vowel is a little different.

Toy

Lucien said...

“Cluster-fuck” is a shining example of American linguistic ingenuity. I first encountered the word in the movie “Heartbreak Ridge”, where it was used by Clint Eastwood’s marine NCO character. In that military context it seemed derived from the idea of cluster-bomblet munitions. It would be a big fuck-up, dispersing dozens of little fucklets far and wide, to then wreak their mischief. At the same time, it conjures a scene of massive, yet random, fucked-up-ed-ness, like a swarm of six-year old soccer players. Hence its genius.

Ceciliahere said...

Love sunrise 6:42 photo. Almost three dimensional.

Narr said...

I retire with these wise words on my mind: Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

wildswan said...

They say poison sumac is white.

Mutaman said...

Trump-Announced Evander Holyfield Boxing Match Reportedly a Box Office Dud, Nets a Paltry 150k Pay-Per-View Buys

Everything Trump touches turns to shit.

Lem said...

There’s talk of another DC rally with Trump supporters. Talk about a clusterfuck waiting to happen.

Comment on r/Deplatformed :

How this going to go:

50-100 right wing whatever people will show up.

2500 ANTIFA BLM whatever people will show up to "counter protest".

The 50-100 right wing people will get attacked, bullied, and leave early.

The 2500 will stand around for a while, and then not wanting to have got all dressed up for nothing, they will start rioting, looting, and attacking police.

The media will blame the 50-100 right wing people for the chaos. Biden and Kamala will come out and blame the right and call Republicans white supremacists. They will applaud the ANTIFA "counterprotesters" and call them heroes. They will compare it all to Charlottesville and they will ride this through the midterms....

Lem said...

Trump said the planed DC rally is a setup. Link to a Federalist column

When asked who he [Trump] thought was actually running America — whether Biden himself is in charge or if someone else is calling the shots — Trump said he wasn’t sure.

“It could be Biden’s staff. It could be Obama. It could be Obama’s people. Maybe a combination of both,” Trump said. “I see the microphones being turned off every time Biden speaks. Yesterday was crazy. He was in the middle of a sentence and they turned off the microphone and dimmed the lights. It was weird.”

“When you see that, something’s going on,” he added.

tim maguire said...

Mutaman said...Everything Trump touches turns to shit.

His private sector record is pretty lackluster, isn't it? Perhaps we should keep him in government where he does much better.

Breezy said...

That looks like poison sumac to me - similar to what gives me a very bad rash, anyway — the dark red berry like clusters. Beware!

MadisonMan said...

FWIW -- I say Soo-mac. I've never heard anyone say Shoe-mac. I grew up one state removed from Althouse's native state.

rehajm said...

“It could be Biden’s staff. It could be Obama. It could be Obama’s people. Maybe a combination of both,” Trump said. “I see the microphones being turned off every time Biden speaks. Yesterday was crazy. He was in the middle of a sentence and they turned off the microphone and dimmed the lights. It was weird.”

“When you see that, something’s going on,” he added.

One 'positive' is whoever is running things believes public perception and opinion still matter. Apparently they don't have the election fraud monopoly as wrapped up as they'd like...

...and I suppose with Biden it's the first time the US has had a constitutional monarch, a powerless figurehead while others do the dirty work. Massachusetts has been run this way for at least 40 years. They're more advanced than this federal group- smart enough to put a Republican in the executive so there's someone to blame for all the problems...

Ann Althouse said...

I've never heard anyone say "SHOO-mack."

Humperdink said...

"Everything Trump touches turns to shit.

Inflation? Border invasion? Energy prices? Why it's a waste of time to debate a commie-pinko lib.

Howard said...

A Clusterfuck is an emergent property of a circle-jerk

David Begley said...

Clint tonight in “Cry Macho.”

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

We should arrange flights from Mazar-i-Sharif for stranded Americans to get to Mexico, then they can just walk home. I mean if 40,000 Haitians (in 11 months) can do it, why can't patriots do it too?

Narr said...

Shoomack? Shure, why not.

Original Mike said...

SUE-mack.

Mutaman said...

"His private sector record is pretty lackluster, isn't it? Perhaps we should keep him in government where he does much better."

600,000 dead and the Know Nothing couldn't even get the mail delivered on time.