Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Spirit Takes Flight And Touches The Canopy Of Life (5)

...And I avoided the Rapture because I channel the spirit of Otis Oracle* in my body, thus being immune to those tortured souls who suffer from such low self esteem and low self worth that they had to follow that crackpot Harold Camping. Because I am destined to become one of the multitude of the sane and the damned, I can bring you the final chapter of the one thing that the people who feverishly believe in the Rapture will probably never experience in their lifetime.

This is another shot taken from the same ledge as the one you saw last week, only this time, I pointed the camera bit more northwest, and thus got another example of Father Nature's abstract painting.

Water tower, if I remember correctly, located just off the beaten path and diagonally across from the Hartford Regional Center. You can actually see this monstrosity from most points in Newington. And yes, it is fenced off, and yes, there is razor festooned along the top of the fence. The hike down from this point was actually quite treacherous, in that I really had no trees to hang on to if I'd somehow lost my balance on the way down, which due to the plethora of leaves and loose jagged rocks made it a very distinct possibility. And yes, this ends the hiking portion of our post as the road that you see behind the tower lead down to the underpass and Mountain Road.

Another example of not remember what street I was walking down when I took this shot. But you can probably guess as to why I took this shot to begin with.

And yes, here is another shot of one of my favorite scenic areas to shoot. The picture kind gives one a bit of sad feeling if you think about it. The trees standing bare and forlorn, windswept leaves, sky a bit cloudy, and just a general overall feeling of 'bleah'.

And the gratuitous shot of Jenelle's trophy and medal case, which has since been moved up to her bedroom. This my friends, is why dear old dad is always broke 95% of the time because dear old dad drops about $1200 a year for both dancing and figure skating. And yes, about 33% of that total goes towards her annual visit to a regional dance competition. I think its in Massachusetts this year.

*Otis Oracle was a fundamentalist who often railed about penguin lust and family values in the cartoon "Bloom County"


  1. I miss Bloom County. A rapture would be great, if it simply evaporated all of the nuts who think the rest of us are going to hell.

  2. R: Absolutely. World would be a much better place.

    Sad to think that three of my four favorite comic strips are no more.

    1) Bloom County
    2) Calvin & Hobbes
    3) Far Side

    Also sad to think that nothing else has matched up with them in the past 15 years or so.


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