The Blue Marvel

Driftwood Teepee

I seem to have only been like a boy playing on the seashore, diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.                   Isaac Newton                

The Blue Marble from Apollo 17The Blue Marble from Apollo 17 (Photo credit: NASA Goddard Photo and Video)

“Science without religion is lame.  Religion without science is blind.”  Albert Einstein

A replica of Newton's second reflecting telesc...A replica of Newton’s second reflecting telescope of 1672 presented to the Royal Society. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Friday Foto Talk: Photographing Rainbows

Rainbows make me smile.
The pot at the end of Forrest Fenn’s Rainbow? I’d be more than smiling.

Forrest Fenn's Treasure Chest

Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Chest

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A rare morning rainbow in the desert graces my campsite one morning on the Baja Peninsula, Mexico.  Click for purchase options. A rare morning rainbow in the desert graces my campsite one morning on the Baja Peninsula, Mexico. Click for purchase options.

With springtime right around the corner, the weather in many areas, including here in the Pacific Northwest, will be ‘unsettled’, prime conditions for one of my favorite things: rainbows!  Throughout the world’s temperate regions in fact, the change of seasons that is about to happen results in clashes of warm & cool air masses.  That means frequent showery weather and a sky that’s often broken into clear and cloudy parts.  When the sun is relatively low in the sky, whether morning or late afternoon, and there is precipitation in the area, you’ve got the perfect setup for rainbows.

By the way, all these images are copyrighted and not available for free download without my permission.  They are small versions anyway.  Click on the image you’re interested in to go…

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Serendipity II — Right Time, Right Place, Right Stuff

How much pure luck or chance do you think it will take to find Forrest Fenn‘s “blaze“?

So often, it’s the unanticipated that turns out to be the treasure.

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A full moon.

A shuttle launch.

A fortunate location.

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Speaking of Cellos….

Cellist

Friday at the Smithsonian —

Watch this :   USAF Flash mob

And then there are these guys, who I got to see perform in Galesburg last winter.   Amazing.  Electric.

The 2Cellos (from left: Stjepan Hauser and Luk...

The 2Cellos (from left: Stjepan Hauser and Luka Šulić), at the shopping community Americana At Brand of Glendale, California (United States – August, 4th 2011) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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