The Rowan County clerk making the national news these days -- Kim Davis -- is receiving some push back from a growing number of us in the local community. We had a rally in Morehead all Saturday morning in support, essentially, of the separation of church and state! Not a new American value, obviously, and yet one being challenged through the efforts of outside groups and eager desperate politicians. For two months she has refused to give marriage licenses to anyone or to give permission to anyone in her office (most are related to her) to sign them. And it continues. I only had my point and shoot camera with me, and I wasn't feeling well, but I did make a few photos, which I have decided to share for this post. I would like to have done better, and, darn, I feel better today.
|long time family friends|
|on-going media coverage|
|Friends standing up for equality sitting down.... My photographer friend and mentor, John Flavell, is in the middle in the back, at work.|
|more media, and a great poster|
Meanwhile this weekend, back at the house, our neighbor, Jamie, has mowed our ragged fields, making multiple round bales, which he drove off with about 15 minutes ago. So far no rain today, after a whole week without rain, so that is a change. It was too wet to mow this past spring. Thanks, Jamie.
|bailing 1 and then 2|
|Today: Jamie had gone back to his barn to get the fork lift to load the bales.|
I will end today with a few views from around the place, a squirrel enjoying an apple, a turkey crossing the steps, the pump for the well, and a sign in the woods for what is coming next. Happy harvests, everyone, and may equality come every day, all year long, for each of us.