This morning I assisted my friend and client, Jennifer Roth, in putting together a website which focuses on doing something about the BP oil spill. The mission of Clean the Gulf Now is stated as follows:
We are a grassroots, citizen-funded effort to clean up the Gulf of Mexico from BP’s oil catastrophe. Just like post-Katrina, we’ve grown weary and disheartened watching and waiting for our elected officials to step up and give us something more than lip service. Taking matters into our own hands, we have identified a safe, non-toxic product that will effectively clean the marshes, beaches and our waters from the oil. We are NOT promoting this product as the one and only solution, and are open to more and similar products. Our mission is to get the coast cleaned up NOW. If you have identified similar, nontoxic product, tell us about them!
If you’re interested in doing something about the BP oil spill, I encourage you to visit the site, educate yourself and consider donating to Clean the Gulf Now!
In honor of Pac-Man’s 30th birthday, today’s Google Doodle is a fully working version of Pac-Man. Click the graphic below to head over to Google, and get your game on:
As of this morning, we have more simultaneous blooming Asiatic Lilies in our front yard than we’ve ever had before. Here are a couple of shots after this morning’s rain:
This morning I was able to snap a couple of shots of our Asiatic Lilies as they start to bloom next to our mailbox.
This is some absolutely fabulous time lapse footage of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland. Shot with a Canon 5d MKII, photographer Sean Stiegemeier has gathered some truly other-worldly shots. When you view this video, be sure to watch it full screen.
For more on the background behind this footage, please see Sean’s post on Vimeo.
The extent of the flooding experienced by our neighbors in Nashville has certainly been a surprise and shock to me. This video features Michael Deppish‘s artful photo documentary of the destruction caused by the heavy rainfall that fell on Middle Tennessee between May 1st and May 2nd, 2010.
Here are Deppisch’s comments on this video:
Between May 1st and May 2nd, 2010, Middle Tennessee received the greatest amount of rainfall in recorded history. It left us with several casualties, millions of dollars in damage and an indelible mark on our city. This video shows but a small sample of the destruction and mayhem wrought by this disaster. Please pray for those affected. If you feel so inclined, please make a donation at http://www.nashvilleredcross.org.
This past Thursday, I was able to take the afternoon off and take a hike to Charlie’s Bunion in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Just before reaching the Bunion, I paused to take some shots of one of my favorite trees along the way. Here’s one of my favorites from the bunch: