Powerful machines brought jobs
With growth and prosperity
Sometimes run by the mobs
But mostly cranium dexterity
No one had the foresight
Nor keen observation
Those gray plumes of night
Would bring devastation
Richmond CA Oli Refineries August 2013
As a child I thought oil refineries at night were
beautiful with all the plumes of smoke and
twinkling lights. Now I know better.
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Yeah, we had no idea what it was really all about when we were kids. The smoke was just fascinating.
Those are scattered all over the delta. We see them often while boating to the bay. Well driving there too. Scary stuff.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous day Kathe. Big hugs. ♥♥♥
Your post reminds me of all the beautiful sunsets I saw while going to college in Los Angeles, sunsets based on smog.ReplyDelete
Sometimes we can find beauty in unexpected places, and sometimes that beauty can belie a true ugliness.ReplyDelete
Nice turn, Kathe! Thanks for playing M.M.P.P. this week.
We see that at night around here -- refineries and chemical plants on the river. It's why the Mississippi picks up most of its pollution in south Louisiana. This one hits home.ReplyDelete
I was always fascinated by those big billows of smoke as well. What pollution! yikes.ReplyDelete
I like your post as much as I like the photo... It rings a bell!
have a nice day,