Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pondering The Improbable Sky

HIGH UP on a tree branch at Kwomais Point Park an eagle watched the pre-sunset sky.

Clouds rolled lazily over the darkening sea. I wondered if the bird was as spellbound as I was by the grandeur before us.

The horizon was just beginning to turn a rosy hue and infinity stretched out far beyond our view. I thought of the Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield who until recently gazed at earth's sky from his perch in a spacecraft. His fascinating journey increased the wonder most of us share when we stare at the sky.

As science fiction author Ray Bradbury once said, "We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.”

It seems marvelous yet unbelievable to me that random specks of improbable life can not only witness, ponder and explore but also inwardly soar when awestruck by what it sees.

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  1. beautiful! I've seen three eagles this year... one in NH, two soaring together in NY... so majestic!

  2. Love the sky and that eagle shot is great :)

  3. What a treat to see the eagle and I love the soft multi colored sky.

  4. It is so interesting to me that birds watch the sky too. I sometimes wonder what they are thinking. Awed of God's splendour I bet.
    JM Illinois

  5. Oh what beautiful soft pastels!

  6. Ah, Chris Hadfield is amazing! Did you see the video of him playing and singing Space Oddity from the space station?

    That last shot is so full of wonder and beauty!

  7. Lovely captures. Happy sky watching.

    My sky.

  8. Great eagle sighting and your sky shot is lovely. Happy Weekend to you!


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