Monday, January 4, 2010

Silver Lining

The Healing Place is a busy fire station right now. Our call volume has remained at the usual sedate pace, but circumstances have arisen which is causing people from throughout the agency to filter through my station every few hours.

The downside to this is that there is always activity going on, even through the early morning hours. Sometimes, it is enough to awaken sleepy fire captains.

The upside to this is that I am seeing people I haven't seen in a long time. I had a nice chat this morning at 0400 with two members I have not worked with in years.

Another silver lining to the cloud of being awake at 0 dark thirty is that you sometimes see sights like this -

This was the view out of the front window of the healing place this morning. You are looking at the reflection of the sunrise in the windows of the building accross the street.

This is the actual sunrise itself taken from the rear of the station. Sadly, my photographic skills do not do it justice.

After the rant of my last post, I thought this post should be a little more serene. After all, this is the healing place.

Thanks for reading,



  1. Capt. Schmoe

    You made me go "ooohhh, pretty!" Thanks for sharing the photos!

    The Observer
    (from snowy KCMO with about 8 inches on the ground and high temps not forcast to go over 20 degrees for at least one week!)

  2. ooohhhs from the Windy City as I slog through the frozen tundra. 5 degrees this morning. bleh

  3. oooOOOOoooo Pretty!!! As I put on real shoes and a sweatshirt and hat to go to work. 34 degrees here this am. WTF???

  4. Sights like that are great. It just gives you a second to stop what's going on and just let everything else disappear for a minute. Guess I can't complain about highs in the fifties, huh?