We were sitting in the airplane waiting for take-off when this huge wall of a sand/dirt cloud rolled up. The forces of nature were seriously at work that day in a way that I have never seen before!
I’m told that this particular “force of nature” is called an haboob:
Definition: A haboob (Arabic: هَبوب habūb “blasting/drafting”) is a type of intense dust storm carried on an atmospheric gravity current. Haboobs occur regularly in arid regions throughout the world.
It took a little while for the dust to settle, and for the plane to take off…but in the mean time, I enjoyed watching this spectacular sight, especially from where I was sitting, safe inside the great big plane!
Oh the forces of nature…they are found everywhere you look, some are subtle and some, like this haboob, come roaring in!
I thought I would give this one a second try. I usually only do one entry a week for the photo challenge, but I was a little disappointed by my attempt at it yesterday, so I decided to try one more time.
I think I was a little more successful at portraying the true meaning of the word “humanity” this time around.
Once again, thanks to thirdeyemom for the great challenge this week. It certainly put my brain cells to work!
Letters displayed on the side of a building…a building that holds millions of letters. Millions of letters divided into thousands of books.
Books that have stood the test of time…books that have changed lives. Books enrich, encourage, teach, and take us to places we have never been.
So go ahead, get a good book….and read some letters 🙂
And if you find yourself in the Portland area, do yourself a favor and visit this amazing place….Powell’s Books. It’s everything they said it would be, and more!
Take a look at some more photos of letters by clicking here!
Well, it looks like I get to check another state off my list of “states I have been too“! I’m pretty excited about this! It’s been awhile since we have been to another state, and it’s even more exciting to be able to check another state off my list!
We’re going to Florida! Miami to be exact.
Part business, part pleasure, but always fun when I get to be with my best friend!
The flight and car reservations have been made, now for the fun part, finding a nice hotel.
So, I thought to myself, hmmmm…I wonder, would any of my blogging friends be willing to recommend a nice hotel to stay in while in the Miami area?
I’ll be doing my research online, but I’m open to some wonderful suggestions!
Oh, and if you have any tips on things to see or do while I’m there, I would be interested in hearing about that too! We are only going to be there for a few days, but I’m curious to hear what the “must-do” thing would be while visiting Florida!
Except for the first photo, these were all taken in San Diego.
The first one was taken from the top floor, inside the lobby of the Embassy Suites Hotel in Atlanta GA. It’s a spectacular place!
If you ever get the chance, you should go there, take a peek inside, and ride the elevator to the top floor! It’s amazing!
If you want to take a look at some more cool images of lines and patterns, click on this link!
In memory of those who have given their lives for our freedom…
because freedom isn’t free.
We set aside this day to reflect and honor the men and women who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
To say “thank-you” is really not enough, but still, it is something that should be said today and every day.
Thank you for giving your life for our freedom. We honor, love and respect you!
Since our inception, we’ve been free
Praise those brave who’ve kept this to be
America, how blessed we are
By those who dare fight, each bright star
Our brave do not dodge, love bears pride
When called to move out, how they stride
They show they’re our absolute plus
They’ll not send mixed signals to us
They keep our strong freedom alive
In a world where it’s tough to survive
All who proudly marched in our past
Their deeds helped this nation to last
To the brave war has taken away
Hold Solemn Memorial Day
Honor each with love and respect
Take time to feel sorrow, reflect
Pray to God as our young march on
Leading liberty through each dawn
Show thankfulness, wholehearted care
They stand for us, with pride, sincere
©2006Roger J. Robicheau