From 2013, Frenemy’s first winter in his home.
On July 2nd, 2009, four thousand US Marines of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade launched a major helicopter assault into a Taliban stronghold in the Helmand River Valley in southern Afghanistan in order to break a military stalemate with the insurgent group.
Independent filmmaker Danfung Dennis was embedded with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Company, as they were dropped 18 km behind enemy lines to seize a key bridge. Within a few hours of landing, fierce fighting erupted and continued for the next three days, during which Lance Corporal Charles Sharp, from Adairsville, Georgia was shot and killed by a Taliban fighter.
The trailer is stunning.
The best look at the 9/12 Tea Party I’ve found.
Photographed with a Lumix LX3 at the closest focus distance just see how it looked. Pretty cool, actually.
As Ann and I walked through Piazza del Popolo in Rome from our hotel to the Pantheon, Ann spotted a gentleman walking his cat on a leash. I was able to get the camera going in time to capture him walking the cat. He then proceeded to drop the leash, leave the cat alone and walk back to the fountain. He watched the cat for a few seconds and then proceeded to sit down and read a book to allow the cat to enjoy the sunshine.
After filming and photographing the cat for a while I tried to talk to the owner. He didn’t speak English and I don’t speak Italian, but I was able to find out the cat was 2-years-old. I didn’t think to ask the cat’s name.
I have no idea how long they stayed, we left after about 10 minutes of watching the crowds react to seeing the cat. Some people went up and petted the cat, which I also did before I left. He was not timid at all and merely seemed to tolerate my intrusion. He was too cool to care about my need for his affection. One girl tried to introduce her small dog to the cat, which did not go well. A hiss and swipe solved that meeting, with the dog coming out the loser.