Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Getting Ready to Travel

Friday afternoon, I'm meeting John in Williamsburg, VA. The bad weather sweeping the country is headed here including VA and the entire east coast. We'll find places to see and things to do along the way, no matter what the weather. The film San Andreas opens on Friday and we hope to see it among other iconic sites that are indoors or we can drive by and get out to explore. My friend Anna will be looking after things here at home and George will post on my blogs.

Earth Changes accelerating ...

  Heat wave kills more than 700 in India   CNN - May 26, 2015
Stifling heat has killed more than 700 people in India in less than one week. India recorded its highest maximum temperature of 47 degrees Celsius -- 117 degrees Fahrenheit -- at Angul in Odisha on Monday, according to B.P. Yadav, the director of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

  Houston, Texas, Submerged by Unprecedented Flooding; Eight States At Risk   NBC - May 26, 2015
More than 30 million Americans were told to brace for dangerous thunderstorms Ñ bringing flooding, hail and possible tornadoes - as meteorologists warned the weather that has centered on Texas and Oklahoma since Saturday could expand to other areas.

  Wolf Volcano erupts on Galapagos island home to unique pink iguanas.   Reuters - May 26, 2015

Tornado unleashes destruction in northern Mexico   Economic Times - May 26, 2015
Residents walk out of their damaged house after recovering belongings from debris after a tornado hit the town of Ciudad Acuna, state of Coahuila. A tornado raged through the city on the US-Mexico border, killing people, destroying homes and flinging cars like matchsticks. The twister hit a seven-block area, which Victor Zamora, interior secretary of the northern state of Coahuila, described as 'devastated.'

  Three children hurt in Florida bounce house when waterspout comes ashore   CNN - May 26, 2015
Three children were injured on Monday when a waterspout came onshore and lifted the inflatable bounce house they were in, authorities said. The house was swept across a parking lot into a roadway, according to police in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The National Weather Service in Miami reported that one adult was also injured and that one of the three children was seriously hurt. Injuries in bounce houses are not uncommon.

May 26, 1951 - July 23, 2012

Sally Ride

  Sally Ride Google Videos

Sally Ride was an American physicist and a former NASA astronaut.
In 1983 she became the first American woman to enter outer space.

  Behind the Doodle: Sally Ride   YouTube

New Google Doodle Honors Sally Ride, The First American Woman In Space  
Huffington Post - May 26, 2015

When I wasn't working, I was usually
at a window looking down at Earth.

Sally Ride Quotes

What is an "Elfie"?

An "Elfie"is not a self-portrait photo taken by me.

Elephant snatches man's camera, takes amazing 'elphie'   CNN - May 25, 2015

Ellie's Memorial Day Adventures

8:30 am ... Getting Ready for the annual Memorial Day Parade

11:00 on ... It was a perfect day. I met friends, neighbors, military, cops, clients, bikers - many of whom embraced me.

A soldier let me take photos standing in his vehicle for the price of a hug!! LOL

It was great to see the Harley bikers again.

Robert, a guy with a bandana and tattoos, came over and startled me with big bear hug shouting with enthusiasm,

"Ellieee .... Crystal. We love you."

I live here - top floor - skylight

A few pics from the parade which went on for two hours.

The plaque in the stone

Ceremonies included speakers, music, and people singing patriotic songs. Hey ... whatever your truth is ...

This soldier had a great voice and closed out the events of the day.

Time to roll up the flags and go home. A weird thing happened with this photo.

Something made the camera keep shooting though I wasn't aware. I realized it when I got home.

There are subtle difference in the 11 photos that I discovered. I randomly choice these 3 to post.

Does the haze represent spirits from past wars? something on the lens? why only on this photo?

Is this the symbolic representation of the hologram closing as souls return to consciousness?

Memorial Day Weekend - Sunday

Over in Long Island...

My grandson Noah's Team Won The Lincoln Page Memorial Day Tournament
He scored the winning goal!