After Dark, Thailand: “It’s a floating lantern at Chiang Mai, Thailand.
We believe that it’s a symbolic of problems and worries floating away.”
© Chumlong Nilkon courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2011.
A state of emergency has been declared in Oregon and Washington, where a powerful winter storm brought deadly floods, heavy snows of up to 4 feet, a severe ice storm, and damaging winds Wednesday and Thursday. Heavy rains of 3 – 8 inches have fallen over a wide swath of Western Oregon since Monday, causing major to record flooding on multiple rivers and creeks. In Albany, Oregon, a family of four drove out of a supermarket parking lot and into a flooded Perwinkle Creek Wednesday night, and were swept away. Two people were rescued, but a 20-month-old boy and his mother drowned. The Marys River in Philomath rose to its highest flood on record yesterday, and will remain at major flood stage today before gradually receding tonight. The rains have tapered off over much of the region today, but renewed rains are expected later today and intermittently into early next week.
What a week this has been. The world took part in the largest protest ever, The Great Internet Blackout, with thousands of sites going black in protest over SOPA/PIPA. So now, it’s time to sit back and have a laugh or two… or three… or four….
This first one below is my favorite – the zero gravity floating dog. I have a cousin who is a commercial pilot. For my birthday one year, he rented a small plane like this and took me for a ride since I had never been in this kind of plane. He also brought along his young neighbor boy. He sat in the back and I was up front to start with. Then when we went to switch so the boy could sit up front, my cousin did a dive to simulate zero gravity and we both we airborn for a few moments just like this dog. More…
After a long and tiring week at work, it is now time to allow my brain to melt into mush, so been bouncing around on Reddit and found this one worth posting by itself. Another Miscellany of “stuff” is on it’s way, too. More…