Here is the first of several postings of colorful scenery. The object here is color.
HOW IT WORKS
This is just so you know. I post to this blog 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday. Since the Saturday posting is on top until Monday, I try to make that Monday posting fairly early in the morning, Pacific Time. Then on Tuesday, the posting is around mid-day. Wednesday through Saturday, I aim for between 3 and 4 p.m. Of course you are free to click on any of the titles in the right hand column any time you wish.
Someone asked me how long the postings stay up. Well, so far everything is still there, going back to when I started in the Spring of 2009. I suppose that one day I’ll delete ’09, but not yet. I still have quite a bit of allowable space.
In the great desert lived a band of nomads. Their leader, Benny, had risen to his rank due to his magnificent beard. His people believed a man's strength and courage came from his beard and thus the man with the grandest beard was their chief.
After leading the band for many years, Benny began to feel uncomfortable wearing the beard, in this hot and dusty land. He wanted to shave it off, so he called his council together to get their advice.
When he said he wanted to shave, the councilmen were shocked. One said, "Do you not remember the ancient legend, sire? The leader who removes his beard is cursed and made into a piece of earthenware."
Benny had heard the legend, of course, but being a modern man, he scoffed at the tale. Being headstrong, he went ahead and cut and scraped away his once magnificent beard. As the final whisker was cut off, a huge dust storm came up. It lasted only a few seconds and when it cleared, there was a man-sized clay vessel where only moments before had stood their leader.
The council then knew the legend must be true. Their conclusion: "A Benny shaved is a Benny urned."