Yesterday morning was glorious, the morning sun shining brilliantly through the windows, and I decided to leave for the bus early and take a few flower pictures. Nothing quite as nice as that light. I was a little stiff and sore from having made three excellent skydives on Sunday. The freefall portions were good, everything going as planned, my parachute openings soft and on heading, and my landings all good, just a nice tiptoe down onto the ground. I could have made more jumps but I was getting tired and, after driving for an hour and a half to arrive back home, I realized how tired I actually was when I got out of the car.
Is a dandelion in the state above really still a flower? Or is it a weed? I saw a lawn on the way home today that had dozens of blank dandelion stalks sticking up, not pretty at all. But the nice yellow flower is, and I think that the seed state of the dandelion is beautiful, too. Not everyone agrees.
I mentioned on my other blog that I bought a new MacBook Air, which arrived last Friday, and I cannot be happier with it. I chose to buy the 13-inch version to replace my seven-year-old MacBook. It's so amazingly light and small that I was not sure I would like the keyboard, but it's full sized and really perfect. I'm writing this post on my iMac in the living room, but I can see how I could get so enamored with my new gadget that I could forget my old friend. I downloaded pictures from my camera through the Air's SD slot and it was lightning fast. I don't have one of those on my iMac but instead use a USB connection to load my pictures. Gotta stop soon or I'll wax eloquent about the Air for way too long. Check it out.
Finally, when I read my email this morning, I found a wonderful forwarded email from Norma Jean. I don't know who sent it to her, but the person said this about it:
How much fun is this! What a crazy, delightful ever-changing world! Who could have thought that in 2012 young people in Moscow would put on a "flash mob" happening, dancing to a 1983 year old "American song" written by a Russian-born American Jew (Irving Berlin) whose last name is the capital of Germany... Check out that red Chrysler 300 limo!I don't put a lot of links to videos on my blog, but this one is so wonderful I have teared up from joy each time I've watched it. I hope you enjoy it, too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgoapkOo4vg
It gives me hope that the world will indeed change for the better, once the young people take over.