Thursday, May 31, 2012
Photographer - Lewis Hine. His caption:
"Home of Rufine Morini, 6, Coburn Street, South Framingham, Mass. Two mothers, three children - 10, 8 and 6 years old, working on tags for Dennison. Children anaemic. Make $10 (more or less) a month. Witness, F.A. Smith. Location: South Framingham, Massachusetts."
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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Monday, May 28, 2012
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that Nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." -- John Stuart Mill
Thanks to Gerard for reminding me of this quote recently.
And thanks to the men and women of the United States military who made the ultimate sacrifice, for their fidelity to our Constitution and the Republic.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
The "Goblin" variety of gallardia painted daisies are blooming strong this spring. A drought resistant perennial, gallardias grow well with spring blooming bulbs, allysum and nemesia at the front or middle of your flower border.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Thomas the cat has been stopping by to visit almost every day for close to 8 years now. He's a flame point Siamese, with markings getting more pronounced as he ages and personality to spare. He lives across the street, but does a lot of bird and gopher hunting in the garden here and the field next door. Sleeping under my daughter's bird bath this week, he heard her taking pictures of her flowers. She caught this photo of him as he made a beeline to her for affection.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
My daughter, at Torrey Pines last weekend, taking advantage of a quiet day at the beach before the summer tourists arrive.
My favorite neighbor, Kevin, who took the picture, had this to say, "The sand lounger is not only a feat of ergonomic engineering, as its form is fully customizable, but it's eco friendly as well. Shares ties to the transistor age as it is entirely silicon based, yet its origin predates history. Post modern, yet pre-industrial; a physical manifestation of the dynamic coexistence of opposites."
Monday, May 21, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
This week my sister joined me and our dad on a morning drive to Fort Rosecrans in San Diego. We paid our respects at the national cemetery and drove to the Cabrillo Monument and old lighthouse at land's end. My folks had taken us there when we were kids, some 50 years ago and it was our first time back. In this fast paced and ever changing world, it was good to see some things stay the same.
The monument commemorates the 1542 voyage of Juan Cabrillo, the first European to sail the coast of California. A young blue jay huddled in the breeze atop the statue.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
This day in 1943 was the final day of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. German troops had expected to clear the ghetto in three days, but in the first urban uprising, the Jews fought back and held out for almost a month.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Photographer Lewis Hine wrote the following caption:
"8:00 P.M. January 29, 1912. Cardinale family making silk flowers. Father wears a cast. Does not work. (See report on schedule.) Boy, 11 years old, helps some, even at night. 43 Carmine St., N.Y. Location: New York, New York (State)"
Friday, May 4, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
My daughter stopped by yesterday and drove me up the coast for hamburgers on the bluff. Recent tides have brought a ribbon of rocks along the shore and this Saturday's full moon is sure to bring other changes, as well.