Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Gorgeous Sunset Last Night on Plymouth Beach!

Last minute yesterday after dinner Ian said, "Want to drive down to Plymouth Beach and see the birds and sunset?"  What a great idea that turned out to be! The birds Ian was looking for turned out to be just out of of optic reach, but we were treated to baby Piping Plovers and other beauties, including this sunset.
I only had my iPhone with me, but the photos turned out Ok with a little Snapseed app applied.
As to where Ian is, it's wonderful having him home with us in Plymouth after he was working for 7 weeks in Alaska on a Shorebird Research project with Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences and the US Fish and Wildlife Service in the Canning River Delta. He'll be heading back to college over Labor Day weekend for his junior year. 
After helping with our move and painting a lot of rooms in our new home :-)

Joe sent me a link to these insightful words by a judge, thought you might enjoy the perspective, I did.

Wise Words from a Judge in New Zealand - for Young People and Adults

I shake my head in disbelief at some of the things judges say ... but this hit the mark:
"Northland College (NZ) principal John Tapene has offered the following words from a judge who regularly deals with youth.
"Always we hear the cry from teenagers 'What can we do, where can we go?'
... My answer is, "Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons, and after you've finished, read a book."
"Your town does not owe you recreational facilities and your parents do not owe you fun. The world does not owe you a living, you owe the world something. You owe it your time, energy and talent so that no one will be at war, in poverty or sick and lonely again."
"In other words, grow up, stop being a cry baby, get out of your dream world and develop a backbone, not a wishbone. Start behaving like a responsible person. You are important and you are needed. It's too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday. Someday is now and that somebody is you...""
You need to change some of the wording a bit, but this does apply to adults, too.