Monday, August 04, 2008

morning has broken

Yeah, "morning has broken" ...split right down the middle, and daylight is in complete disrepair!


I misplaced my sunglasses on Friday and squinted through this whole weekend. The shades finally turned up, but not until late Sunday afternoon. Usually, I wear them on the drive to and from work, because I drive East in the morning and West at night.


[I know that it is foolish to multitask while driving, but I got ready at a red light, and by the time my camera was ready to shoot, the light had changed, so I just did a no-look "shoot from the hip" --cowboy-style. There was NO post-editing to those shots. They turned out fair... considering, don't you think?]


This morning, the sunlight struggled to break through the atmosphere, and from the looks of the Northern sky's dark reinforcements, the light did not have a real chance of winning this battle. By the time I got to the office, the sun's rays had retreated, yielding to an ominous shroud that poured mercilessly as if we were standing under the deluge of a waterfall, and by now, not even the coolest dudes were wearing their sunglasses.


Speaking of darkness, I saw the new Batman movie on Saturday with Mrs. Craver. We went for the Imax experience. My recommendation? Go now; don't wait for the DVD, but don't do Imax, either. The cityscapes were splendid, but too brief. The action was hard to follow on such a huge viewing area. We can't say too much about the movie without spoiling the story for anyone who hasn't seen it; but I liked it. This flic was packed with action and intensity without gore, immodesty or pervasive language. The Batman suit has a new cowl that allows him to turn his head. He breaks out a new bat-cycle in this movie and when I saw him do this one turn... a 180 off of a wall, I just about fell out of my chair! This movie will probably be useful for launching discussions about the morality of using force and where to draw the line between justice and wickedness.


Photos 2 & 3 were taken at 7:36 AM and 7:54 AM respectively.


Cuckoo said...

Ha Ha... that's really funny !!

Not only you, but two more bloggers that I know had decided to click & post the rain pictures on the same day !!

Too much of coincidence.

lime said...

lol, no lectures from me, no worries. thanks for the batman review. i know my whole family wants to see it.

pretty neat little ticker up there keeping track of the grandbaby. :)

dot said...

You are a bad boy to take a picture while driving. We are all bad!!
The Batman movie sounds good but until he starts riding a horse and wearing a cowboy hat I don't think my husband will go with me to see it.

L.L. Barkat said...

I loved that... daylight is in complete disrepair.

Craver Vii said...

Cuckoo I'm looking forward to Sky Watch at the end of this week, to see what photos these storms inspired.

Isn't that the coolest thing, Lime? My daughter had it on her site, and I'm using the same one... but there are others.

I know Dot; I'm a hypocrite. I would NEVER allow one of my own kids to do ANY kind of multitasking while driving, but in my defense, it has been a long, long time since I had any kind of accident (except for the mailbox in January, but that was purely because of the icy slope).

Sorry; I don't recall any cowboy hats in this one, or even horses. Batman Begins had horses.

Thanks for that, LL. We had a whopper of a storm last night that inspired all kinds of interesting talk, but no new linguistic alchemy. A cute, little 4-year-old was just a wee-bit scared of the thunder, and I proposed that she step outside and announce that we want our peace and quiet. She parroted my coaching like a young Shirley Temple.

mommanator said...

cool pics even if you were driving!
doubt I'll see Batman, noone to go with Owell!
Congrats by the way- it is a wonderful thing being a grandparent!