Warm Winter Day In Western Kentucky

 

It was a warm winter day here in Western Kentucky. Enjoy it while you can I thought making my rounds in only long sleeved shirt. Winter weather will return by the end of the week. Eagles are becoming more and more active around the nests at times. Mating has begun. I looked hard to find ducks but had no luck. I am guessing many moved north with the warm up. I did find a bunch of ducks that had been discarded undressed in a swampy area. It saddens me to see the wasteful, thoughtlessness of some folks. The carcasses will feed some other critter I suppose.

I very much try to avoid negativity on this blog. There is enough of it to go around with out my contribution. Today I will make an exception as it was a horrible week for the county I live in. First a fire destroyed a maintenance building leaving our road department short of trucks and snow plows. Later that same day an explosion at a towboat repair yard had a casualty and severe injuries. It only got worse.

A shooting at our local high school. The deaths, severe injuries and mental stress will haunt this county.

We have such incredible natural beauty here. How can that not seep in to the youth and adults that reside in this wondrous place.

It is time to find a solution. Wracking my brain for an answer. Certainly there will always be tragedies. It is a part of living. Still we have to start somewhere to lessen the senselessness of these youthful crimes on each other.

Eliminating handguns is a starting point in my mind. Eliminate them as completely as possible. Yes, take them away from law enforcement as well. The right to bear arms does not have to include arms that can be easily hidden. So far that is all I have come up with to decrease the all to common now taking of youthful lives by young men that do not know what they are doing …

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6 Responses to Warm Winter Day In Western Kentucky

  1. Ellen Bunnell says:

    Don’t worry about the little bit of negative, we are all thinking sad thoughts about every incident. Your pix definite show some of the finest beauty KY can offer, especially out in your parts. I love the sunrise, the beautiful turkey, and yes the industrious eagles, readying for another generation to come. And last but not least, AMEN on the handguns and possible answer.

  2. Mary S says:

    Jim, I saw on the news word of that shooting and wondered if it was near you; they said “southwestern KY”. What a tragedy! I’m so sorry to hear that it was in your county. (It would be sad to hear about from anywhere.) Not only a tragedy for those who are killed or wounded but also for the one who does it–all ruined lives. A person can sit down and cry for the tragedy of it all. You are 100% right on everything you say. There are times when it is it is a good thing to acknowledge what is going on and to have a sensible word to say, as you have. Good for You on this.
    The iridescent feathers on the turkey are a “who knew?” to me; but what do I know?
    I like this pair of eagles, even in their squawking at each other; there’s a kind of “feeling” in the photos that is a positive one emanating from the pair. A post of beauty to counter the sorrow of the time.
    And one more word: Hope all is well with your wife. MCS

    • Jim says:

      Mary S,
      The iridescence of the turkey feather are so neat when the light catches them just right. The female eagle will screech and call her mate to come and take care of business so to speak. Then they screech at each other before and after. The concept of creating and continuing life for the eagles worthy of making some noise about it. Next Monday my “Little Woman” is scheduled for the knee surgery. Thank You…

  3. I’m sorry that you seem to be getting more than your share of bad happenings there. I heard about the shootings but not the rest. I think I have to agree with you on the handguns, even though I’ve thought of buying one myself for bear protection.
    Sometimes it seems as if the world has gone crazy!

    • Jim says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      One should carry something in bear areas for sure as you never know what an animal might do. I agree, crazy abounds…

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