Thursday, September 22, 2011
Our beautiful autumn-blooming clematis "Sweet Autumn" is enhancing the view on our front porch. Loaded with buds and lightly scented flowers, it is creeping and climbing and wrapping itself around pots of impatiens, railings and anything else it can grip. We planted it last summer and this is the first blooming. Such a thing of beauty as other plants are fading.
News stories that have grabbed my attention and prayers:
The two American hikers being held in Iran for the last two years were released finally. $500,000 "bail" each was paid. Sounds like a ransom. They were more like hostages then prisoners. Thankfully and at long last they are out of there. Travelers should really think more than twice before venturing into some places.
Can Japan take any more storms? Hit with a typhoon yesterday, the country has not yet recovered from the quake and tsunami and recent storms.
The execution of Troy Davis in Georgia has me wringing my hands. With much doubt cast as to the testimonies of witnesses and on other evidence, how can someone be put to death? There are many websites where you can read about this if you are unfamiliar with the story. Just google Troy Davis.
And now a satellite will be plummeting to Earth sometime between today (Sept 22) and Saturday (Sept 24). NASA says they cannot predict when or where it will crash to Earth, but expect it most likely to break up somewhere over one of the oceans. I would keep an eye to the sky if I were you over the next few days. Duck and cover might be a good thing to keep in mind.
Well, that is it for me. Hope all is well in your world.
Posted by Robin Larkspur at 9:30 AM