When I pass through neighborhoods where garbage is strewn about and rusty bridges connect similarly run-down areas of town, I feel sadness. I'm sad for the children who don't know about taking pride in their environment because there are no role models. I'm sad for the elderly who may remember the "golden old-days" when the neighborhoods were bustling with business and alive with activity and who realize that those days are long gone. I'm sad for America as I sense our best days are in the past. Pride, respect, responsibility and appreciation have faded. Statistically this is the first generation of children that will not "do better" than the generation which preceded them. It is possible to fix the economy; however, is it possible to fix a nation's priorities, morals and values? I'm not speaking about Republicans and Democrats. I'm speaking about a Super Power that is losing the characteristics which made it great. Sorry for the preaching but I felt the need to express myself tonight.
Below is a photo I took today. The photo is dark because of the weather; however, the rain also allowed the waterfall to be running rapidly. I used my new "technique" in both of my photos today. Obviously the bridge photo is one I took a few days ago, on a sunny day and below, on a dreary day, I attempted to utilize my new method.