Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Tuesday, 2018.10.16
Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist,
liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race
divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who
have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for
the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons,
suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than
the other sort.

		Robert Heinlein, "Time Enough For Love"

2006.12.21

Snowed In

And loving it. The wind chime chimes no more…

Chimes III

    Somewhere within these drifts rests the silent wind chime…

    Roof Drifts

    The view from the front door…

    Front Door View

    That drift hanging over the eve has crashed down several times during the night with a deep thud. Such noises, like Summer thunder, get Jasmine’s attention and she barks to alert the house. This also means that the snow just outside the garage has been well packed by both the wind and the falling drift from the roof. The final link in all this is that I have to chisel my way out when clearing the driveway. Sure enough. The ruler is showing 37.5 inches of hard packed snow.

    Shoveling

    And still, is Buddha…

    Winter Buddha III