In The Morning

Shining brightly.

Morning light.

So bright. So pretty. I don’t photograph enough of it. Lately, in an attempt to beat the heat I drag myself out of bed early. Early enough to see low light. Golden light.

In Southeastern Louisiana, and most of the south, the heat just won’t break. We are ten to fifteen degrees higher than normal. But, if I’m reading the weather reports correctly, most of the country is too hot.

Is climate change a thing?

Certainly. And, most of the people who could make a difference are ignoring, or are attacking the scientists who are telling us that time is at hand. Most of the climate deniers are grumpy old men. They don’t care. They’ll be dead before the most extreme changes occur. Don’t they care about their children? Their families? Their friends’ families?

We all gotta go sometime. That doesn’t mean that we don’t want to leave something good behind. I’m not even going to get started on our current presidential administration except to ask, how the hell can they roll back clean water standards? The biggest wars of the rest of this century will be fought, not over oil, but over clean drinking water. And, they want to poison ours.

And, this was gonna be a happy Friday post.


The picture. You know when I made it. You know why I made it. But, you don’t know what I did. I actually used the same post production settings that I used on yesterday’s picture. And, then I brought the color down in order to make my statement.

Happy weekend.



10 responses to “In The Morning”

  1. Its Roshni Avatar

    This is so peaceful to look at!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you so much.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Its.Tobi.D Avatar

    Just incredible. I can’t wait for the heat to break as well.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Open up your blog.


  3. C.S. Young Jr. Avatar

    Like the an late arrival of fall, I look forward to wave of change in local, state and national leadership!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      You and me, both.


  4. lizmcleodblog Avatar

    I agree with you in every way. It aggravates me to death that these idiots only think in the short term ($) vs. the long term, everything else. Thanks for your thoughts. You make me feel a little less alone, for whatever that is worth. Here’s to 2020. Vote the f’*’ers out!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      There’s a lot of us. I play around on Twitter. As nasty as that app can be, there are plenty of us who feel the same way. I had an exchange with one candidate. At the end, she said, “I like your thinking. Why don’t you run for something?”


  5. Laura Denise Avatar

    Gorgeous image! I’m always up before the sun and enjoy such light. It passing through trees is my favorite.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      I’m like Bart Simpson. “5 o’clock in the morning? When did they start that?” 🤦‍♂️

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