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From the street...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 6 July 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

...the water of the Gulf of Mexico splashes. Thankfully at this time last fall, there was no BP oil to worry about. Little did we know what would take place six months later. The loss of birds and other creatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico is daunting. Only time will tell the totality of this disastrous oil spill. We continue to pray.
My blue background is a reminder of what our Gulf waters should look like.

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.

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Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

A beautiful shot Judy and a true reminder of what we stand to lose! Lets keep praying for the answer!

6 Jul 2010 8:17am

@Linerberry: Thanks, Liners ... the news today in the Gulf in Mexico is worse yet in the New Orleans area.
We do keep praying!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

so beautiful, let's pray and keep this photo in mind and send all the positive vibes we can to this heartbreaking problem

6 Jul 2010 11:17am

@Lorraine: Thanks, Lorraine.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

As we approach hurricane season this is a good reminder of Mother Nature's wrath. When mankind despoils her beauty there will be hell to pay. Nicely captured Judy! ;-)

6 Jul 2010 11:23am

@Eric Cousineau: You are so right, Eric, and a heavy hurricane season has been forecast. Day 75 and BP still hasn't stopped the oil.

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a beautiful shot and a reminder of how things were and should still be without the greed and stupidity of man

6 Jul 2010 11:47am

@JJ: We were driving south, leaving the beautiful beaches and this water scene just grabbed me. I cannot imagine seeing all those beautiful beaches covered with tar balls and oil slick.

Formerly known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, CT, United States

Oh my, Judy, it could get rough down there. My thoughts are with you, Glenn and all the others along the Gulf Coast.

I'll try to keep your spirits up with more scenes from Nutmeg land.

6 Jul 2010 12:10pm

@Formerly known as MontereyJohn: Thanks, John ... glad to have your support, and you know you won't hurt my feelings w/your CT photos.
How are you tolerating the horrible heat up there? Yikes!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

So....I look at this image and wonder: what happens when a real storm hits the shore? I guess the grass disappears under the waves (?)

6 Jul 2010 1:42pm

@Japanalia: This was just a windy day; when a storm hits, the water floods and definitely goes over the road.

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Beautiful!

6 Jul 2010 2:31pm

@Eleftheria: Thank you!

Mhelene from Paris, France

Oh That is very beautiful !!

6 Jul 2010 2:53pm

@Mhelene: Thank you, Marie.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Ditto, Judy, I've copied your blue background in solidarity. Save our coast, the wildlife, and the water.

6 Jul 2010 4:07pm

@LauraS: Thanks, Laura ... the more blue backgrounds, the stronger the solidarity!

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Continued prayers - BP has violated our earth in a criminal way - with consequences that will extend for decades. The massive volumes of oil continue to escape - fouling an unimaginable area of blue waters and teaming life.

6 Jul 2010 5:07pm

@Stephen Phillips: Thank you, Steven. The ecosystem of the Gulf will never recover in my lifetime. I'll be lucky to have 20 years.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

beautiful view!

6 Jul 2010 10:14pm

@Magda: thanks, Magda.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

That looks more like the Pacific Coast, or the shore of some huge lake :))

6 Jul 2010 10:38pm

@john4jack: Your words make me smile ... not ALL of Florida has sandy beaches. :D

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Beautiful shot! i hope something happens soon to stop this leak! My mom and I feel sick over the whole thing, helpless! I love the waves smashing up to shore! Nice capture!

6 Jul 2010 11:07pm

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thank you ... we are sick over this mess also. The oil hasn't reached us here ... yet, but when, is the question.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, US from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Sure doesn't look like the coastline around here......nice shot Judy !

6 Jul 2010 11:52pm

@Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, US: You're right ... and this is different than much of the west coast also ... just a little stretch in Eastpoint.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

We got our first tar balls on the Texas coast yesterday. As you said - Only time will tell the totality of this disastrous oil spill. We continue to pray.

7 Jul 2010 2:07am

@B. Thomas: Yes, I heard that news, and with all that oil out there, it's just a matter of where, next. :(

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

I don't think the truth will be kind or good to Little Earth, Judy, and the oil will seep and move, changing the life everywhere it touches for many many decades to come. Just think of the last big one that took ten years to clean up and still leaves it's mark. A great shot and words to keep us focussed.

7 Jul 2010 3:34am

@SOUL AFLAME: We continue to agonize over the fact that our government continues to 'bed down' w/the oil companies and allow the likes of BP to block local clean-up efforts, refuse to use resources available to help, etc.
Little Earth is in big trouble!

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Beautiful shot Judy....I am so worried that this mess is going to have a lasting effect in a way that we don't even know yet....but hopefully we will eventually see what it will become.....it will take much time.

9 Jul 2010 10:08pm

@Sandy Weston: Thanks ... hopes are high that they can intercept the well and stop the leak, but only time will tell. You're right, the lasting effect is totally unknown as yet.