Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Sunrise Sunset

I left out early this morning for work so that I could swing by the polls and vote. Pulling to the end of our driveway, I stopped, looked, and listened. Even though we live on a rural dead-end road, people FLY past our house.

As I sat for a moment a slash of color drew my eyes away from the road and onto a stand of nandina berries that Jilda had planted at the edge of our drive. The morning sun highlighted the scene as if to say, "Hey Bud, have a look at this before you start your busy day." Pulling the phone from my pocket, I snapped a few frames before rechecking for traffic and heading to the polls.

When I arrived at the Union Hall, the parking lot was full, but our poll people worked efficiently, and it only took a few minutes to do the deed.  Soon I was at my desk earning my keep. 

Jilda and I decided to attend a forum on investigative journalism at Samford University in Birmingham. 

She worked this afternoon, so I headed out to pick her up. Storms were raking through the area and rain fell so hard at times it sounded like hailstones hitting the windshield. 
As I drove further north, the rain slowed to a thick mist. On the driveway to the building where she works, I looked off to the south and the sky looked menacing. When I punched on the radio, I heard a report saying there were tornado warnings south of us.

The forum was fascinating. The speaker from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Prior to coming to the Atlanta paper, he worked for a paper in Minnesota where he was on a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for a series of articles they produced on infant deaths at daycare facilities.

By the time we got back home we were both whipped. I didn't spend a lot of time proofreading, so I'm taking it on faith that it's not full of errors.
We're heading to bed now. Y'all have a great Wednesday.



9 comments:

  1. WE always vote via absentee ballot. They are here in front of me with a note mail around the 10th of Feb. We voted early one year and by the time the Florida Primary came around our man had dropped out.
    The forum sounded interesting. I bet you guys could team up on that. Glad the bad weather didn't really affect you guys directly other than the heavy rain. I think that is headed our way via Atlanta.

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  2. I've been exhausted just watching the returns all evening. Whew!

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  3. Tired or not, your post turned out just fine!!

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  4. Sounds like you had an extremely full day.

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  5. Your post is great. Unlike mine half the time. I find an error every time I re-read mine. Wish I had half the writing skills as you. Love the photos. Glad you voted!
    Lisa

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  6. You had one busy day!! Photos were wonderful. We don't see green like that. What kind of berries?

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  7. Thankfully when we have to vote we only have to walk to the end of the street and vote at the local high school. As usual you have shared some bloody nice photos

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  8. Very busy day you had! Gorgeous pictures!

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