wordsfromanneli

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It was a sunny day

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Think RED. Now imagine this full moon as red as the ring around it. That’s how it really looked. The smoke in the air gave the moon the colour of blood. I’m sorry my camera doesn’t show how red it was.

I thought it was interesting that the end of a tree branch is silhouetted against the moon’s face.

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The moon.

The next day, as Paul Simon said …

It was a sunny day,

Not a cloud was in the sky.

Not a negative word was heard,

From the people passing by.

Not clouds made of water anyway. It would have been a bluebird sky if it wasn’t for the smoke. The sun was so red last evening that I thought I was looking at the red planet in a science fiction movie. It was eeeeeeeerie! Again, the photo doesn’t show the true colour I saw. Like the moon the night before, the sun was blood red. Today it’s more of the same. Smoke fills the skies.

We have natural disasters all over the world. Wildfires, floods, and hurricanes. These are all extremely hard to deal with. What I don’t understand is why we need to add man-made disasters (terrorism, political power struggles, crime, and war) to the mix.

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The sun.

I just had a note from WordPress letting me know this was my 500th post. My first reaction was, “Wow! Isn’t that great?” but then I thought, “Uh-oh! Am I talking too much?” ๐Ÿ˜‰

Author: wordsfromanneli

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55 thoughts on “It was a sunny day

  1. It is hard to get the real colors around a fire.
    There must be a part of the general human psyche that demands a level of misery.

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    • I think there are a very few people in the world (compared to the rest of the population) who are maladjusted, but they seem to be the ones who have the power to do all the evil things that happen to the rest of us. For me, it’s enough to deal with all the natural disasters.

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  2. Good thoughts Anneli. The world doesn’t need crazy people adding to the chaos.

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  3. Some of the BC smoke drifted down to Chicago last week. Nothing like you’re getting, but a reminder of how vast the western fires are right now. These rain dances are wearing me out!

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    • I know what you mean. After all that dancing we got ten drops of rain today and it doesn’t look like more is coming. The smoke continues to hang around. I’m amazed at how widespread the smoke cloud is over the continent this year.

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  4. I agree, Anneli. The weather is crazy enough without people adding to the problems. We’re getting ready for a visit from Irma. The water is already sold out. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  5. I saw that sun in Whistler. Housebound for most of the day. Ventured out for a quick lunch and then later for dinner. 500 posts! Good for you as you always have interesting things to say!

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  6. Keep on talkin’, Anneli. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. Interesting shots, too bad that smoke is the cause. Congratulations on your 500th post!

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  8. Congratulations to your 500th post! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Happy 500th post. Wow. Keep on talking and sharing- we love what you have to say. XO

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  10. Happy 500! You are not talking too much and yes, wouldn’t it be wonderful if the oceans were clean, if plastic didn’t exist, if there were no wars or politics….

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    • TY! Just imagine how the world would change if plastic wasn’t invented. There’d be a lot more tree cut down (but the they wouldn’t burn down), but my laptop would be made of something else. My garbage would have to be dealt with some other way, but so many millions of birds and other animals would be spared an awful death.

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  11. Woohoo on 500 posts! Natural disasters are definitely enough. I don’t know why some people feel the need to add to it.

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  12. The world’s gone mad and, as you say, it’s bad enough with natural disasters and occurrences. Whereabouts are you? Are you safe?

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  13. Congratulations on your 500th post!!! We all celebrate with you, keep it up so we can celebrate the 1000th together!!!
    It’s a shame how much crime and cruelty happens around the world besides all the other catastrophes. If only we had peace and quiet, wouldnยดt that be paradise? We never can reach this – unfortunately…

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    • I think people all over the world have been wishing for peace since time began. I guess it’s not in everyone’s nature to be peaceful. There will always be those who need to have their big egos stroked. Too bad for the rest of the world.

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  14. 500 posts! Congrats. The red sun has been shining down here too. The fires are bad. The earth isn’t very happy these days.

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  15. I enjoyed reading your wise words. I agree, life is difficult enough without actively seeking out/creating new disasters. Cool photos, too. Congrats on your 500th post! Impressive.

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  16. Wish I had read all 500 because the little info read is always very interesting.

    Power corrupts. I read today done rag paper that ISIS is now poisoning our food.

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  17. Congrats on the 500 post. Keep writing.

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  18. Happy belated #500 post, Anneli. ๐ŸŽˆ
    I believe you and think a red moon would seem ominous! Great photos despite not quite capturing the red effect you saw.
    I enjoy the diversity of subjects and your deep thoughts so No, you aren’t “talking too much!” ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  19. Oops, Anneli. Sorry! The red sun would be terrifying since red moons are at least once a year. We definitely don’t need man-made disasters!

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  20. Yes, and I have to get back to my sewing soon, especially of bags. I’m trying to finish my fifth novel just now. It’s getting to the point where it’s nearly ready to have a cover slapped onto it. Then it’s back to my sewing.

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  21. I love sun and moon.. They are beautiful..

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