Cutting Through The Crap

Monday, October 13, 2008

Abe


Here's the view through my window yesterday, as the USS Abraham Lincoln (the site of the "Mission Accomplished" speech) returns home from duty. Navy tugs were firing their water cannons in salute, sailors were lined along the entire deck in their dress blues. It's an impressive sight. Welcome home!

And as long as we're looking out my window, here's a sunset that dazzled us a week or two ago:
So life still holds pleasures, even in these most disturbing of times.

9 comments:

Frank Drackman said...

Sunset, Schmunset, y'all kno the reason you live there is there ain't a Black person within 50 miles( I know..its the GREAT SCHOOLS). Ha Ha just bustin balls, but tell me I'm not write.

Devorrah said...

I was raised nearby in Saratoga,CA and I have to admit that there was unfortunately only one half-black kid in the entire high school.

Sid Schwab said...

Your friend Frankie couldn't be wronger about my area, among the most culturally diverse in the state. In our school district, there are 47 languages spoken. Every color, every continent, every nation.

Devorrah said...

I was thinking you were still in the Bay Area, which has also diversified considerably, all for the best. We were just in Puget Sound, as my husband is organizing a fixed gear charity bike ride with about 30 other riders. They're riding from Santa Rosa to Seattle to commemorate the 100yr anniversary of a famous ride by two California teenaged reporters who wanted to see the World Expo in 1908. Beautiful scenery.

Sid Schwab said...

Wow. Give me 21 gears and coasting down hill. Crazy.

Devorrah said...

I know. He did Paris-Brest-Paris (700 miles in two days) and the entire USA on a fixie too.

jomarie said...

Simply stunning. You could probably take enough pictures to publish a book right from your window! I used to live by a lagoon and had a very similar view. I miss it to this day.
How's the view in the winter? Maybe you could take another picture in a couple of months? :)

Sid Schwab said...

Winter is the best of all: in the cold air on a sunny day, the mountains (which don't show in this picture) seem silver-lined. And the water changes with the days; gray and restless, blue and settled. Storms are awesome.

SeaSpray said...

Oh Dr Schwab! Spectacular! You are blessed!

I'd never want to leave...and if I did... I'd be so happy when I got back. :)