Sunday, February 14, 2016

No love lost here
on Valentines' Day 2016

Death and Resurrection

The day before US Presidents Day 2016, no one can deny the country is about to go in another direction - for most a welcome change. Saturday, one month before his 80th birthday, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia died striking another blow to conservatism. Republicans and Conservatism - outdated concepts that are changing as are other political venues. The GOP debate last night -- the same themes rehashed with few exceptions and expectations. This is getting tedious for both the American people and the candidates. As I watch I wonder which guy is going to have a heart attack. John Kasich often looks like he's laughing at the ridiculousness of the other candidates which could be in his favor and why he is rising in the polls. These guys will not go down without a fight. 9 more months ...

  GOP candidates react to the passing of Justice Scalia   CNN - February 14, 2016

  The CBS Republican debate in 2 minutes   CNN - February 14, 2016

  5 takeaways from the Republican debate   CNN - February 14, 2016

Ellie's Valentine Birthday February 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

With love in your heart, your life will flower.


I held my birthday card and one message came to me ...

OMG ... We're going see "Hamilton" on Broadway - sitting in the orchestra Row B

I ordered sea food and got enough to share ...

Lobster, Scallops and Shrimps

It was my birthday and the celebration of my grandson Michael accepting Amherst College


Flowers and Candy

A Heart Shaped Lenticular Cloud   APOD - February 14, 2016

Can a cloud love a mountain? Perhaps not, but on a Valentine's Day like today, one might be prone to seeing heart-shaped symbols where they don't actually exist. A fleeting pareidolia, the featured heart was really a lenticular cloud that appeared one morning last July above Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand. A companion video shows the lenticular cloud was mostly stationary in the sky but shifted and vibrated with surrounding winds. The cloud's red color was caused by the Sun rising off the frame to the right. Lenticular clouds are somewhat rare but can form in air that passes over a mountain. Then, vertical eddies may form where rising air cools past the dew point causing water carried by the air to condense into droplets. Unfortunately, this amazing sight made the fascinated videographer late for breakfast.