Do you hear that?Posted: November 7, 2012
Lean in a little. Listen carefully. Ssshhhh. Listen. Do you hear it?
No? I don’t either.
We are celebrating here in the Bogs today. What we are celebrating is what we are not hearing.
It is a celebration of The Silence of the Phones. This major holiday always follows a presidential election. They ought to give people in swing (battleground) states the day off just so they can appreciate The Silence of the Phones.
Isn’t it wonderful? No more political ads on television or wherever I may travel across cyberspace. No more robo-calls (the phone nearly died from constant ringing yesterday!). No matter who won or lost, I am celebrating the end of another ridiculous political season that lasted an absurd two years with a grotesque amount of money raised and spent. It’s sickening when you think of all the other things that could have been done with that almost 2 billion dollars. Some of those super pacs and millionaires might as well have gone out and burned their money in a bonfire for all the good it did. Frankly, I don’t think it did good at all so maybe it’s better it was burned in some figurative way. Negativity, up in smoke. (Before someone reminds me that both sides had their share of negative ads, I want to point out that’s not true. More negative ads came from one side than the other. I know from my own informal poll, but you can also go look it up in terms of the money spent on “against” ads.)
But enough of that. It’s over! Yay! Let’s celebrate. How about a walk around the pond? We had our first really hard frost this morning. It was beautiful, all aglitter in the morning sunlight.
For the first time this season, ice has started to form around the edges of the pond, and you all know how much I love patterns made in the ice. Well, maybe you don’t know, if you are new here. (See Abstracts in nature.)
I love the frost, too, especially in the early morning light.
We have been waking up to some chilly mornings (in the 20s), but that will change soon. It’s going to be warming up as the week goes on. We’ll be in the 60s for highs by the weekend. The timing is good. We have some outdoor things we need to take care of before winter settles in.
The other news is that we had our septic system pumped today, but I doubt you want to hear about that. Nobody ever does. It’s not exciting news, but it is one of the necessities of country living.
That’s it from the Bogs for today. Thank you so much for stopping by. I think we might have a good sunset tonight. The clouds are strips of white over the blue of the sky, and that often makes for a beautiful sunset as the clouds take on the reds and pinks and oranges of the light of the setting sun. Since it will be a little chilly for some, we can watch from the living room while staying warm by the fire.
Wishing you a delightful day, evening, night… wherever and whenever you are on the spectrum of time.