Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The shocking beauty of this land

Fractured land
Somewhere in the Canadian Rockies
February 2013
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I'm posting this in honour of Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield. He's currently Commander of the International Space Station and a rising Twitter superstar because of the remarkable pictures he's been taking his entire time in orbit. Earlier this week, he said the only frustrating thing about being in space was not being able to sleep less, because he'd use that additional time to float over to the window and shoot more pictures.

Definitely a guy I can relate to, and not simply because he grew up a few kilometers down the road from where I live.

My lesson from watching him do the incredible things he does, with a spirit that can only be described as inspirational: Treasure every day you're given. Because being alive means you get to see stuff like this.

That is all.


Alexia said...

Shocking, yes. The beauty around us often takes my breath away. This is an awesome shot, Carmi.

Lisa Shafer said...

That's an awesome shot, Carmi.

Karen S. said...

You are so absolutely right Carmi! This is perfect for our white week! (In so many ways!) Now I have to read more about this awesome man!

Pat Tillett said...

Shocking beauty to be sure! Also, shockingly cold looking...