Pause in Blog

Whether permanent or not, this blog is now combined with my other one Alchemy of Clay. http://blackmtnbarb.blogspot.com/
go there, and then follow me over there. The personal and genealogical archives, and Black Mountain NC scenery and my potting life are combined. It's a good thing.

Friday, February 22, 2013

How fragile it is, looking down at the sky

A really neat video...
in case you haven't noticed, I love science, and astronomy especially.

http://www.upworthy.com/some-strange-things-are-happening-to-astronauts-returning-to-earth?g=3

This is a bit long to watch, but has some great views of earth, not to mention letting us know what the astronauts thought when returning to earth.


The thin veil of our atmosphere is part of how fragile this planet earth is.  Another part is how it must look to those who have been honored to venture off it's surface into space, to see it hanging in that immensity of black.

We who walk around on the surface...or dive into Gaia's waters...only have a mental image of how this great planet is actual twirling around on its axis while driving through an orbit around a star.

It's not emotional.  Though certainly it triggers awe for those who write poetry and music, who are artists and worship trees and nature.  I continue to be moved by nature. But I can only imagine what the astronauts experienced.

I added this post to Skywatch Friday, you can't get much more sky!  Every time I look for my listing, it isn't included there.  But people keep telling me (see comments) that they came from there.  Must conclude that I can't see my own blog listing there.



5 comments:

Marites said...

beautiful and indeed, the little we see of the earth is amazingly awesome.

Nisha Jha said...

So what if your blog is not added there. We are still here to say that your post is beautiful. :)

Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Nisha - Le Monde-A Poetic Travail

Laura said...

found you through skywatch... it works... beautiful offering thank you!

Laura said...

I just finished watching the whole video... thank you again for sharing this. How very precious our planet is, and all of us who are a part of it, of each other.

Stewart M said...

Spaceship Earth!

Nice picture.

Stewart M - Australia