Color Of The Day On Madison’s Isthmus

During a morning walk I encountered the fallen petals from one of the gorgeous flowering trees that we enjoyed this spring.  It looks as if all is set for a wedding ceremony!  As such, this makes for the color of the day.


VIDEO: Pure Drama As Volcano Erupts Under Europe’s Largest Glacier, Vatnajokull

Even Hollywood would be unable to create anything this remarkable.

A volcanic eruption under Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajokull, forced the closure of the main international airport in Iceland, the second disruption in 13 months to the island nation’s air traffic.

The eruption sent an ash plume more than 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) into the air, causing delays today of some Scandinavian trans-Atlantic flights. “We expect the ash cloud to enter Norwegian airspace over the course of the night,” said Jens Petter Duestad, chief of control centers for Norwegian airport operator Avinor.

Mitch Daniels Not Running For White House In 2012

Looks like Cheri Daniels is the smartest one in the family.

This is not the news the Republican Party wants to hear.  There is no heavy hitter, no candidate that is out there the GOP can pin their hopes on to win the White House in 2012.  While all know beating an incumbant is tough, and President Obama is one of the toughest, the first thing that is required are solid candidates with skills.  The folks with those abilities on the GOP side are not stepping into the arena.  They know 2012 is not for the fool-hardy.  

From Politico.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels told supporters in a midnight email early Sunday that he is opting against a 2012 presidential run, a decision that will again roil the GOP field and leave many party establishment figures looking for alternatives.

In the end, he said, he couldn’t convince his family to get on board. His wife, Cheri, was known to have concerns about a campaign.

Talk About Uncontrollable Hair!

Last night while watching the news I came across the perfect example of what it means to have uncontrollable hair.  

The members of the International Space Station along with the crew from Shuttle Endeavor were speaking to the Pope during a link-up.  On the far left of the screen was Cady Coleman, who thanks to lack of gravity had no control over her hair.  It was wonderful, and while watching I thought….”Oh, we have all been there!”