Saturday, 6 August 2011
Sixty six years ago today...........
Enola Gay dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima and changed the world for ever.
Sadly we seemed to have learned very little from the experience as Chernobyl and now Fukushima continue to pollute the atmosphere - all in the name of 'progress'. I read in today's Times of an old dairy farmer in Japan, Minoru Oka who was a young conscript in the Japanese army when the first bomb fell - and survived. Now he has been driven off his dairy farm by this nuclear leak. He says - first an explosion, now a steady release - but fundamentally it is the same thing.
On a much lighter note (and we have to lighten up, don't we, otherwise everything would be just too awful to contemplate) don't you just love the photograph above. It's a dog's life, isn't it.
Have a good weekend. We are going out for the day tomorrow so I hope the weather improves - we have had an all day thunderstorm today and torrential rain - almost an inch since breakfast time.