https://player.vimeo.com/video/226958858 These amazing time-lapse videos were created last spring by Mike Olbinski, who chases storms each spring on the Great Plains, and has a second job as a wedding photographer in Phoenix. Arizona. I came across his work on a National Geographic web site. via In pursuit of American stormscapes — Phil Ebersole's Blog
Sometimes there is heroism in just staying alive. Reblogged from Martha Ann Kennedy’s blog, “I’m a Writer, Yes, I Am!” You really should look at all her other stuff. It is great!
The Heroism of Mere Survival: Old Heroes
Smart lad, to slip betimes away
From fields where glory does not stay, (Housman)
In my geology class at the university of Colorado back in 1972, I learned about the Crossopterygii, a prehistoric lobe-finned, lung fish; its descendants are all of us, but its most direct and (conservative or cowardly) descendants are dubiously hailed as “living fossils.”
As my professor lectured I imagined a fish determined to escape the slowly drying swamps. He was scared, tentative, and lonely. On his way out, he turned back to his wife, pleading with her to join him. “Honey! Come on. It will be ok.”
She answered (in my story), “You’re crazy! We’ll die! We’re fish!” (Here I will point out that every animal was fish, fish food or both.)
“Look around you! We’re going to die down there. Look at all those corpses!”…
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From a while ago.... I’m on a long solo hike. I’m naked - but the good part starts when I forget I’m naked - I just exist. It becomes the default state. The world shrinks to the sun on my back, cool wind across sweat, the relentless pendulum of my legs. The sounds of the birds…Read more The Wild Child Grows Old
This is Charlotte - Charlie for short. She is a female daddy longlegs spider, aka cellar spider, family Pholcidae. I've been watching her since she was a tiny spiderling who happened to show up in the corner outside a window. My, my, they grow up so fast! It is a good place for her. It is…Read more Meet Charlotte and her web
Yesterday was a long time coming. It has been since April that I have had a hike of any significance. My muscles have probably atrophied, my cardiovascular fitness declined. There has been a series of unfortunate events, each one reducing my hiking time. Trying to get back into the swing of things. Last Saturday did a little out…Read more Clouds
Happiness is a state of mind. Read on The post HAPPINESS appeared first on INDIAN FORENSIC EXPERT. via HAPPINESS — INDIAN FORENSIC EXPERT
FINAL WHISTLE I watched a local football match in a school playing ground. As I sat down, I asked one of the boys what the score was. With a smile, he replied; they are leading us 3-0. And I said, REALLY. I have to say you… via FINAL WHISTLE — INDIAN FORENSIC EXPERT I just cannot…Read more Don’t blow it!