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Upside down

Tonight as I sat watching my granddaughter sing in her chorale concert I learned that her school is doing away with their music program.  Teachers have not been paid in a month and our governor refuses to pass a budget so schools can pay their bills. 
I personally feel young minds need structure n learning to help them focus. 
I also think that Americans need to take back control when politicians who make bad choices and hold our children hostage.  There is no shame in politics today and no honor.  I am sure our governor is getting his paycheck unlike our teachers who are suffering at the hands of a dictator.  I have hated politics most of my life but you are messing with our grand children’s education that we have worked long and hard to pay for with our taxes. 
People of Pennsylvania unite and spread the word about being held hostage by our governor.  Tell anyone and everyone until he is impeached or resigns.  If any one of us did what he is doing to our children and others in his way, we would be fired.  Help get our children’s education back.

Shades of yellow

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I took a photography class for beginners and learned what the different settings on my camera would produce.  I guess old farts can learn new tricks.  Years ago I would not have realized the beauty in this picture.  Today it makes me smile and not take learning something new for granted. 
Kinda like the new language my grandkids use to text today or even new slang.  If your mind is lost to wandering instead of learning memory declines.  If your mind is still learning you are forever young.   Life is an adventure with time to finally do and learn things that interest you.  I am so glad to not be afraid to ask the younger generation to teach me. 
Reach out and explore, find new adventures, slow down and keep learning or stretching your mind. 

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Scale.”

I took this picture on top of a mountain in Toulon, France as a side trip to the cruise I took.  I was fascinated by the cross on the edge of the cliff closest to me.  I wondered the scale and thanks to my telephoto lens I was able to capture a second picture.  In that there was a man standing in front of the cross and it towered over his height.  From the perspective of this photo the cross looked small.  To the naked eye it was larger than in the photo.

From the top of the mountain the island in the background looks small yet we know distance does this to our perspective.  It also makes one wonder how our eyes view depth and perception of depth.  Be it the lens in our eyes or our camera’s depth perception is all about scale.

Cross from telephoto lens.

Cross from telephoto lens.

Cee’s Scale and travel