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A cloudy day off a nearby shore.
This view used to greet me often. It is shortly outside the front door of the house I grew up in in northern Idaho.
One of the biggest things I noticed in our recent trip was how little you can see of the sky. Unless you're near the top of a mountain you can only see small amounts and it's rare that it's anything but blue or cloudy. This is on the hill behind the house I grew up in looking back at the mountain behind.
A view from the Mickinnick trail in Sandpoint. It's a solid climb up 2150 feet in elevation gain and had our legs burning pretty badly by the time we got back to the car but like always the view and experience we had were both fantastic.
We took a vacation to the area where I spent the most time as a child. This image is the valley near the town Bonners Ferry in northern Idaho from a lookout off of the road down a small mountain. I hadn't been in that area in over 10 years so the change in perspective from child to adult is pretty dramatic.
Meant to be viewed full screen. At a tired little pond in the middle of a woods that no one ever visits stands a tiny little island with a couple lonely trees and while the others tire and rest for the winter there is still one that rages its color against the bleak fog of winter.Now Playing: Sonoio - Can You Hear Me?
Enjoyed a beautiful night outside around a fire with family and stopped on the way home out in the middle of nowhere to make this shot. The skies were so clear and perfect.
Image courtesy of NASA and the Curiosity rover.
If you've been media blind then you may have missed the news that NASA recently landed a new rover on Mars that is equipped with more instruments and higher resolution cameras then ever before, this is resulting in some amazing images of Mars with clarity and detail never before seen by humans much less the public in general. I am a huge fan of the openness NASA has had with their missions as time goes on and seeing images like this makes my heart rate increase with thoughts and possibilities of a camera on Mars.
That said the main reason I wanted to share in today of all days is because they have released a 360 degree pano of Mars that just takes your breath away, please go check it out and share in the curiosity.
Now Playing: These New Puritans - Drum Courts/Where Corals Lie
These birds reminded me of the vultures in the Disney film Jungle Book, constantly flying around from tree to tree like they couldn't decide where to go or what to do. There conversation had to go something like this.
"What we gonna do?"
"I dunno whatcha wanna do?"
"So what we gonna do?"
"I dunno whatcha wanna do?"
"How 'bout we fly to that tree over there?"
Repeat Ad infinitum
Now Playing: SYTYCD - Season 9
This image reminds me of a few lines from one of my favorite songs.
"It's time to take real flight
on a dark desert road
or a middle sized fake show you lead me to. (its so dark in there)
well right away great captain
I'll surely leave everything
damn it I love it
but god you mean more to me
than any three hole punched fake scripture could come from me
just know that I love you
but love's such a simile"
Now Playing: Apparat - Black Water
I suggest listening to the song below, she uses tones and inflections that are impressive no matter what you think of the lyrics. I've been fascinated with her phrasing that makes you feel like you're listening to your parents music no matter how old or young they are.
This image was taken this morning on a dawn walk through one of my favorite areas nearby. The whole morning felt like a walk through a field of fresh hay, there was something on the wind that was just clean.
Now Playing: Lana Del Rey - Off to the Races