Phase 1: Day 6 – Out and About

Out and About: Fire Hydrant

Mark commented on yesterday’s post about the forecast for a more active hurricane season this year.  I don’t remember seeing that, but they seem to say it every year.  And it does seem like storms in general are getting more severe than they used to be.

Does it also seem like the world in general – not just the weather – is getting more severe?  It was already headed that way with all of the confrontational politics, factional internet & news sources and anti-social activities in social media.  Then the virus thing came along and has sparked a round of paranoia, fear and uncertainty that I’ve not seen or felt before.  We don’t know who to trust or who to believe.  Heads turn in shock if someone sneezes.  People with masks stare accusingly at those without masks.  Business owners are opening in defiance of the law – sometimes backed by armed “militia” – under the guise of exercising their “constitutional rights.”  We’ve all become a little stir crazy, I think.

On the positive side, it’s been a great time for those who just want to be left alone!  Other than not making the occasional trip to the mall or the department store, life goes on.  We’re just not traveling our eating out like we’ve done, but we’re also seeing the positives of that.  Once we do start to move around the country and the world again, we may see some changes that are less than ideal, but the things we want to see – the scenery, parks and natural beauty – will still be there and unaffected by all the mayhem and hoopla.

Hopefully there won’t be too many hurricanes, otherwise I may have to visit Wyoming again. 😉

2 thoughts on “Phase 1: Day 6 – Out and About”

  1. Looks like you already have a tropical storm southeast of you. Could bring some moisture to your area. Yes, on all the extremes of our world over the past few years. I, for one, will not be so anxious to jump right out there but will ease into it on my own intuitive feelings.

    Love this hydrant!

    1. Our favorite local weather guy says that we won’t actually see rain from the tropical storm but will get rain coming in from the west later this week. We’re seeing clouds today that are moving “backward” (east-to-west) which often happens when storms are off the coast.

      They recently painted the hydrants in the neighborhood. Although the job was pretty poor (in my opinion – they didn’t ask me to do it!) they are a vibrant yellow, which makes them stand out even in black & white.

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