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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!



Across the street from my apartment complex this afternoon there was a man caught with a gun and homemade bombs. It was pretty frightening seeing the bomb squad in helmets and protective gear, guns drawn and hearing the bombs explode. Fortunately no one was injured as the police managed to get the gun and the bombs before anyone was hurt. Needless, to say,  it has been a frightening afternoon! This is the second such incident in the past month.



If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Mother Teresa

27 comments:

Lowell said...

That is a scary scenario! Is it just me or are there more nutcases on the loose these days. I know we've always had them, but...maybe it's just we get a surfeit of information so it just seems like there are more...

Glad you're OK.

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Reader Wil said...

That must have been a frightful event, Sylvia! Isn't it, terrible that we live in constant fear!?

Lynette Killam said...

What a scare you must have had! The Mother Teresa quote is simply perfect, and your photos are wonderful...:)

magiceye said...

Glad that you are safe and no one got hurt

Mama Zen said...

That is so scary!

SandyCarlson said...

I am sorry about your wild afternoon. I am glad it ended well. What a world.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Woooooo---that is too close for comfort... Sometimes we just don't really know the people who live nearby, do we????? Scary!!!!

Gorgeous photos and I love Mother Teresa's words.
Hugs,
Betsy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a terrible experience to have, Sylvia. I'm glad the police were able to subdue him and remove the weapons.

cieldequimper said...

I know why I hate guns... I'd have been terrified.

But that sky is solace, isn't it? :-)

kulasa said...

I am glad to know that no one was hurt...I pray no such incident happens there again...on a lighter note, the sky you captured makes me think there is someone watching over us all the time, keeping us safe from harm....

Cezar and Léia said...

So sorry for the incident there, glad that everything is fine.
Léia

Merisi said...

Evensong! :-)


(Your cover photo made me laugh out loud!)

Merisi said...

Evensong! :-)


(Your cover photo made me laugh out loud!)

Betty Manousos said...

that is so very scary, sylvia. i am glad that you're safe.



but those skies are priceless, aren't they?

xoxo

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Sorry about all the commotion going on near your residence.

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh dear! That's way more excitement than I would want to see and be near!

Lois said...

Oh Sylvia, that is so scary! I'm glad no one was hurt.

JM said...

I love clouds like these. So beautiful, Sylvia!

Your new kind of "Play it again, Sam!" header is terrific! :-)

TexWisGirl said...

that 2nd quote sums it up perfectly. i am so sorry about the craziness of humanity...

Andrea said...

Well said ... I am sorry you have to witness those frightful incidents. They seem to be part of the fabric of our country these days. I don't know where we went wrong. I guess Mother Teresa knows ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Al said...

Lovely photos, Sylvia. At least they caught those people before they hurt anybody!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh. Glad everybody is OK. Too scary, too big-cityish. Yikes, that's not supposed to happen.

George said...

What a scary situation to have just across the street. But not even something that bad can mar the beauty of the skies you've shown. The color in that first picture is spectacular.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Sweet Sylvia! I am so glad that it is over... I cannot imagine how terrifying that was! Thinking of you and exhaling softly...

Bises,
Genie

NixBlog said...

Scary stuff indeed! I am glad nobody was hurt and that the man was arrested, Sylvia.

Beautiful captures, as always... The colours of those skies are amazing.

Sérgio Pontes said...

Nice colors =)

Regards

Jack said...

The joys of city living, right? Once is horrible. Twice?!?

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