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Name: Peggy
Gender: Female
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: At home
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 02:41 PM
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Lorepetulum and clivia miniata in my garden

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Mar 30, 2022, 10:28 PM (7 replies)

Jacaranda: Signs of Spring

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Mar 26, 2022, 06:08 PM (8 replies)

This morning's moon, just before the sun came up.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Mar 24, 2022, 10:34 AM (10 replies)

Great article!

This part is the heart, the core of what they believe:

It has become a core tenet of the Republican worldview to consider the Democratic party as not simply a political opponent, but an enemy pursuing an “un-American” project of turning what is supposed to be a white Christian patriarchal nation into a land of godless multiracial pluralism. Conversely, Republicans see themselves as the sole proponents of “real” America, defending the country from the forces of radical leftism, liberalism and wokeism.

It cannot be stated enough.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Mar 22, 2022, 08:50 AM (0 replies)

From the NY Times, Thomas Friedman: It's Now Putin's Plan B vs. Biden's and Zelensky's Plan A.

After a confusing month, it is now clear what strategies are playing out in Ukraine: We’re watching Vladimir Putin’s plan B versus Joe Biden’s and Volodymyr Zelensky’s plans A. Let us hope that Biden and Zelensky triumph, because Putin’s potential plan C is really scary — and I don’t even want to write what I fear would be his plan D.

I have no secret source in the Kremlin on this, only the experience of having watched Putin operate in the Middle East over many years. As such, it seems obvious to me that Putin, having realized that his plan A has failed — his expectation that the Russian Army would march into Ukraine, decapitate its “Nazi” leadership and then just wait as the whole country fell peacefully into Russia’s arms — has shifted to his plan B.

Plan B is that the Russian Army deliberately fires upon Ukrainian civilians, apartment blocks, hospitals, businesses and even bomb shelters — all of which has happened in the past few weeks — for the purpose of encouraging Ukrainians to flee their homes, creating a massive refugee crisis inside Ukraine and, even more important, a massive refugee crisis inside nearby NATO nations.

Putin, I suspect, is thinking that if he cannot occupy and hold all of Ukraine by military means and simply impose his peace terms, the next best thing would be to drive five or 10 million Ukrainian refugees, particularly women, children and the elderly, into Poland, Hungary and Western Europe — with the purpose of creating such intense social and economic burdens that these NATO states will eventually pressure Zelensky to agree to whatever terms Putin is demanding to stop the war.

The rest at the link:https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/20/opinion/putin-zelensky-ukraine.html?campaign_id=2&emc=edit_th_20220321&instance_id=56271&nl=todaysheadlines®i_id=80294139&segment_id=86086&user_id=e6d99470f2be9f1757ca234d98420b03
Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon Mar 21, 2022, 12:39 PM (2 replies)

Spring...in March, 2011

Even my old photos are still beautiful! These were taken with my first real digital SLR, the Nikon D50.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon Mar 21, 2022, 09:54 AM (6 replies)

Happy First Day of Spring!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Mar 20, 2022, 06:03 PM (7 replies)

Two Photos: The First evolved into the Second:

The first one:

The second one:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Mar 19, 2022, 03:48 PM (39 replies)

The Full Moon, just before setting this morning.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Mar 18, 2022, 10:19 AM (4 replies)

Around the Neighborhood

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Mar 17, 2022, 10:43 PM (6 replies)
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