Monday, May 18, 2015

Echo Tourism, Mt. St. Helens Anniversary

The houses behind the "Femcare" site. They used to be dumpy, run down little places, but they've been fixed up with nice woodwork trim, cool colors, and cedar shakes.
Strawberries in the landscape in front of the neighboring yoga center. The center's owner bought the "Femcare" building at well below the tax appraisal value.  The property of the center once belonged to the abortionist Lorraine Cummings who worked under the name "Orange Street Properties."
Morning fog and light. Click on any image to enlarge.
A very different view from what we had from the sidewalk for the past few decades. Since I moved to Asheville, we've seen three abortion sites closed and torn down or gutted, and another one closed. Today is the 35th anniversary of the big Mount Saint Helens explosion. Just as in geologic time active volcanoes like Saint Helens will soon erupt again, its only a matter of time before the new Planned Parenthood abortion site will close and fall into decay or be remade into something else. As Winston Churchill wrote, "...though the mills of God grind slowly, they grind exceeding small."

1 comment:

M.H............................ said...

I was in Pullman, Washington on May 18, 1980, a beautiful spring morning, but by 2:30 in the afternoon, the sun had been blotted out, and ash began to fall. In the morning, when I pulled back the window curtain, it was like Dorothy opening the door to see Oz in full blazing color, but this was the opposite, because here the world everywhere had turned grey.