Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Today was sunny hereabouts, and after voting (my next to last chance to vote for Barack Obama) I happened on some people in the Wildberries Marketplace parking lot, who had the proper eyewear to view the transit of Venus.  They kindly let me take a look, the barely visible dot of Venus at the edge of the Sun. (Though in this telescopic photo it's bigger.)

A tiny farmers' market was also in the parking lot (it will grow as more comes to fruition), and a little girl with purple angel's wings danced in front of the two-piece band.  Nice day.

Not so nice in Wisconsin, where the billionaire forces of darkness won what looks like a clean sweep.  More evidence that the plutocracy could well crush what's left of democracy if the electorate doesn't wake up, or the stars align.  (The view below is from a NASA satellite, a filtered image as Venus approaches the sun's corona.)

Monday, June 04, 2012

The Dreaming Up Daily Quote

"Without Imagination we should have no knowledge whatsoever, but we are scarcely ever conscious [of this.]"


above: "Call of Peaks" by Rene Magritte