It was a sunny day

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?” πŸ˜‰

55 thoughts on “It was a sunny day

    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      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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  1. Pat

    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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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      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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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      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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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      Yes, pretty good here on Vancouver Island (western Canada). We’re mainly inhaling smoke from other regions. Things could be worse. We could be having to deal with the burns too.Do you have any wildfires in the UK this year?

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  2. Ursula

    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, wouldnΒ΄t that be paradise? We never can reach this – unfortunately…

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      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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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      Thanks. I became aware of the changes in the unhappy earth when we had Katrina and some other disaster around that same time. I realized then that these natural weather occurrences were getting much worse than usual. I think it was the beginning of a trend.

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  3. reocochran

    Happy belated #500 post, Anneli. 🎈
    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!” 😊

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      1. reocochran

        I traveled back on posts I missed and was happy to see your girls, lying stretched out in the grass! That was fun post, your quilts post was beautiful! All three places had unique designs but still loved Gladys’ flowers for all the provinces in Canada. We’re past halfway through your 150th anniversary of Canada!

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          1. reocochran

            The flowers and her unique way she laid the designs out (as I mentioned) just shows her creative talent.
            Anneli, you have done many great projects in food, photography and your own handiworks. Seems to me you made beautiful cloth bags. . . My memory may be right. . . πŸ€”

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  4. wordsfromanneli Post author

    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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