Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Happy New Year!

I certainly want to wish everyone a joy-filled, healthy and prosperous new year.  Well, I can dream, can't I?  You must understand that I am a very conservative person and conservative people dislike the unknown.  They also dislike large changes.  We here in the US are faced with a new President who is very different from the last several Presidents.  He also doesn't seem to have an agenda, I should say a fixed agenda.  It seems to change over time.  He is talking about dismantling, or attempting to dismantle, parts of the federal government.  What was I saying about disliking change?  2017 will be an interesting year for future history students.

Around here the conservative person can be pretty happy.  It is cool, highs in the 50's (12C), freezing 2 nights out of 5.  In the last couple of days we've had a storm front come up from the Gulf of Mexico bringing lots of wind and some rain.  But the basic look is almost always the same.  We have lots of brown dirt with some vegetation and a backdrop of beautiful mountains where ever you look.  We've told each other a thousand times that without the mountains we just wouldn't be here.  Every time you look at the mountains they look different.  Sometimes there is sun, sometimes a cloud obscures part of the mountain, sometimes the cloud casts a shadow on the mountain.  They are always the same and always different. 

I was poking around on the internet the other day and found the photo posted below.  I don't own it and if you do and it offends you to have it posted here I apologize and will remove it.  However, I just find it to be so amazing that I had to share it.
It is a photo I certainly wish I had taken; especially if I can ignore the whole taking pictures while driving thing!  Anyway, I do love it and wish I'd taken it.

So we are having a quiet winter out here in the desert.  I hope you and yours are having a quiet and peaceful start to the new year as well.  Take care and best wishes!

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