Archive for June, 2013


Sunday Haiku

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a Day without you

and the  columbines  agree

Its all about you

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Tuesday with Chuck

The Yampa Valley at Steamboat Springs ,Colorado. Looking west  from the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife area

 

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Transient lunar phenomena (TLPs) are described as short-lived changes in the  brightness of patches on the face of the Moon.  They last anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours and can grow from less than a few to a hundred kilometers in size.  Most instances of TLPs are described as increases  in the overall luminosity of a spot on the Moon; however, sometimes observers report a decrease in a region’s brightness or even a change in its color to  red or violet.  Reports of TLPs have described them as “mists”, “clouds”,  “volcanoes”, among other provocative terms.  Even today, they are poorly  understood.

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On October 29, 1963, two Aeronautical Chart and Information Center cartographers, James A. Greenacre and Edward Barr,[9] at the Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona, manually recorded very bright red, orange, and pink colour phenomena on the southwest side of Cobra Head; a hill southeast of the lunar valley Vallis Schröteri; and the southwest interior rim of the Aristarchus crater.[10] This event sparked a major change in attitude towards TLP reports. According to Willy Ley: “The first reaction in professional circles was, naturally, surprise, and hard on the heels of the surprise there followed an apologetic attitude, the apologies being directed at a long-dead great astronomer, Sir William Herschel

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“the only color we see is what we bring or the Earth, which is looking down  upon us all the time. And to find orange soil on the moon was a surprise”

Capt. Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon.

 

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Can you identify this object?

http://science1.nasa.gov/media/medialibrary/2007/01/23/23jan_ltps_resources/lunarairplane_23dec06.avi

Sunday Haiku

A single candle

With an enlightened fire

can defeat darkness

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As a mirror that reflects the light of the sun, the moon may also represent the shadow  side of the sun’s light. The Moon reflects the mystery and fear within our  souls. It reflects to us all that we cannot see inside ourselves because we  cannot look directly at the brilliant sun. We look to the moon to see our face,  just as we look into the mirror to see ourselves because we can never directly  look at our own face. The mirror of the moon illuminates both the darkness of  the night, our shadow part, and the blue day sky, our conscious selves.
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Many different cultures had Sun-Gods. For the Greeks he was named Apollo, Zeus, or Helios, for the Egyptians he was Horus, for the Romans he was Sol Invicus, for the Phoenicians he was Baal, for the Persians he was Mithra, for the first Christians he was personified as Jesus, the Christ.

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Tuesdays Gone

A good day in the Yampa Valley

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Sunday Haiku

lost in ecstasy

floating, metaphysical

we grow together

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If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.

Michelangelo

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Genius is eternal patience.

Michelangelo

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Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.

Michelangelo

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From such a gentle thing, from such a fountain of all delight, my every pain is born.

Michelangelo

michelangelo touch

Sunday Haiku

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We’ve  had feet of clay

Since the book of genesis

 With Eden ‘s apple