Sunday, September 26, 2010

Is Aggieville Safe? Get Educated, Get Smart. Life in 2010 is a Jungle.

Who can you trust?
When can you relax?
 (Remember, 1 in 10 men
and maybe 1 in 30 women
are high in the sociopathic trait.) 
(or larger HERE ) is a video of
 4 women who attended a K-State event,
(Miss Black and Gold) then went to Buffalo Wild Wings for Dinner.
This vid shows what we encountered as we left dinner and walked to our vehicles.
 Sirens, ambulances, drug deals, vomiting, and the constant harrassment of unknown men.
I admire and frequent many businesses in Aggieville.  It is generally a great collection of folks. Varneys, for example, and some bar owners, and the Aggieville Business Association ae working to promote a safe environment.. BUT There are a few bars/bar owners who do not seem to care about what happens to those they serve. Add that to the sneaky manipulating woves in sheep's clothing, the dark, and alcohol, and you have the perfect mix for trouble.

All I'm saying is, get smart.
Aggieville stories from
K-State Men and Women: HERE and HERE

I swear!
Why Can't we all get along??

Ok, this blog has many stories throughout.
 Brave women have contributed their own experiences
of hurt, trauma, betrayal, and
 healing, friendship, and growth.
Here are links to some of them:

Rape is a Weapon Used on Entire Population in the Congo (Outrage at Lack of U.N. Action)

You have read a lot in this blog and on the K-State Women's Center's Webpage about the atrocities in the congo. Please, watch and listen to this interview


Watch the full episode. See more Need To Know.
Speak to your congressfolk,
tell your friends,
write to your local papers,
keep in touch with this issue.

From Photography now:

Congo Refugee Camp

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Football and Clouds in K-State's Manhattan's Bill Snyder Stadium: Brief Reprieve for Central Florida?

Updated: These pictures were taken driving into manhattan from the east. --my pics are from highway 177 and The View From Willie's Sports Bar and Grill:   (Video Below.)
Click pics to see enlarged.
(The first three pics are from KMBC and next three pics were just added from WIBW viewers and will not enlarge)

K-State v Central Florida v Clouds: Clouds Win
K-State Football Stadium and Thunderclouds

Bill Snyder Family Stadium and the End of the World

Clouds in Kansas

how'd ya like to be here!

The view from Willies's toward the stadium during the game delay

Unretouched sky over Manhattan During K-State Central Florida Game
Sky over Bill Snyder Family Staduim

Sky over manhattan arriving in town

Entering Manhattan

panorama of manhattan kansas in a nutshell click to enlarge
driving to the game

K-State Game Day Clouds

Game Day Driving into Manhattan

Video link:

Here's one more:

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Harvest Moon in Kansas September 2010

Harvest Pearls in Kansas Palms.    Click on pic to enlarge
Moon Palms in Kansa WInd

Halloween Moon Rising click HERE

Kansa Moon for Harvest mtodd

Moon in Wind

Kansas Harvest Moon
Gamma Correction (Marigold)

Big amazing Moon click  HERE:

Thursday, September 23, 2010

You Think You Know Something Of Love?

You Think You Know Something of Love?

A Vulture's Glance and the State of Your Soul

Are your fruitfully Engaged, spreading splendors of light and Fecundity--a root gathering waters of life--
or NOT; are
the Vultures
trying to clean the decay from the residue of your acts of violence:

 Is there desolation or fruitful movement? Is there a
Vulture's Glance
 for scraps of dead closer up:

After commiting a crime of violence, you have but one way to get rid of this condemned feeling.

The light comes on.
Vultures in Light

Vulture Faces Click to Enlarge

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What is a dog's love? Who in your life loves you the most?

i read this at wetjeep or someplace like that,

Try this experiment:
Just lock your spouse and your dog into your trunk for one hour.
 When you open the trunk,.
Which one, Who is really Glad to See You?

Really, what is it about the unconditionality of a Dog's Love?

Dog Love
golden baby

labrodoodle love

australian shepherd love

puggle love

Boston love

coton de tulear love

boxer love

i want to love this dog:

this last pic from  HERE    a very wonderful photo site.

At the link above, on the stray dog pic, she writes
 "A Day In The Life Of A Stray


Dear God please send me somebody who'll care!
I'm tired of running, I'm sick with despair.
My body is aching, it's so racked with pain
And dear God I pray, as I sit in the rain.
That someone will love me and give me a home
A warm cozy bed and a big juicy bone.
My last owner tied me all day in the yard
Sometimes with no water and God that was hard!
So I chewed my leash and I ran away
To rummage in garbage and live as a stray.
But now I'm tired and hungry and cold
And I'm so afraid that I'll never grow old.
They've chased me with sticks hit me with stones
While I run the streets just looking for bones!
I'm not really bad God, please help if you can
For I have become just a "victim of man!"
I'm wormy dear God and I'm ridden with fleas
and all that I want is an owner to please!
If you find one for me God, I'll try to be good
I won't chew their shoes, and I'll do as I should.
I will love them, protect them and try to obey
When they tell me to sit, to lie down or to stay!
I don't think I'll make it too long on my own
Cause I'm getting so weak and I'm Oh so alone.
Each night as I sleep in the bushes I cry
Cause I'm so afraid God, that I'm gonna die!
I've got so much love and devotion to give
That I should be given a new chance to live.
So dear God please, please answer my prayer
and send me somebody who will really care.

I wanted to capture this picture to express so many emotions for you. I also wanted to raise awareness on Stray and rescue dogs. As a baby, Daisy was abused. She could have seriously been in this posistion. I rescued her when she was 5 months old. She was scared, and nervous around people. But....when our eyes met, I felt this indescribable feeling. I knew that I just had to have her, that we had something that will grow as we grow together. I'm glad I took her home that day, November 5th, 2005. Daisy is the greatest dog I could ever ask for. She is so much more then I expected. She has done nothing but bring the greatest amount of joy to my life. She is now a Canine Good Citizen, and a Therapy Dog. I'm going to be starting Rally Obedience with her soon. She truley is, my little guardian angel.

In the US- There are probably about 1-3 million stray dogs...
Everyday more are added to the life of a stray.
And everyday, more just can't fight for themselves no longer.
If considering to own a dog, Please read up on your research. Many strays and dogs in shelters, are there because their owners thought it would be "cool" to have a dog, but didn't know the responsibilities they come with. If you have done your research, and know you are ready. Please, don't buy from a petstore... or breeder. Go to a shelter, and adopt. They are the best dogs as far as personality goes... Save a life... be his hero."
end quote

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Sky is Always Beautiful

Keep Looking Up. Click pic to enlarge.

Vulture Grace by mary todd

today's sunrise
untouched sunset mtodd