Friday, October 4, 2013

new opportunities

 The government furlough has frozen this area. I'd guess to say at least 50% of people around here hold government related jobs. My husband, a cancer researcher at the NIH, works with no pay. (Yet Congress works with pay. Go figure.)  I will try to not get political, since that's not the purpose of the blog... but its is hardship on many. I try to look at the opportunities that have opened up. For one, there is very little traffic. That means that the drive to Manassas Battlefield National Park, normally a hard thing to do on the weekdays was easy. The fields were beeeeautiful (of course the field was technically closed...since all National Parks are closed...but there are side roads)

5 comments:

Amy said...

It's good to know that there is a silver lining somewhere in the mess of things! Beautiful painting!

loriann signori said...

Hi Amy, Yes, there are many things to be grateful for, even during the furlough. I can't wait to go back to this field.

Jala Pfaff said...

Really love this one.

loriann signori said...

Thanks Jala!

Marcy Brennan said...

There was little reason to close parks which fund themselves. Same for the museums. It was the spiteful behavior of a small, petulant man (the president) who unnecessarily forced these closings.

I LOVE your work though. I'm one of the rare conservative artists. 😉