Posts Tagged ‘wonder’

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Wonder Wednesday

July 17, 2019

The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing happens this weekend.  Watching and listening to the many recaps and recollections these past few weeks has had me repeatedly being moved by the magnificence that is when we come together to work towards, and achieve, amazing endeavours.  Moments when we reach beyond ourselves, perchance to touch the unknown, to make ourselves feel in ways perhaps before unfathomable, to be inspired, and to connect in the face of something wonderful.

“After Apollo 11, the three of us went on an around the world trip.  Wherever we went, people instead of saying ‘well, you Americans did it’, everywhere they said ‘we did it’, we human kind, we the human race, we… people did it.  And I had heard of people in different countries use this word we, we, we as emphatically as we were hearing wherever we went.  It was we finally did it.  And I thought that was a wonderful thing.”  — Michael Collins

So here’s an awesome video that combines the landing camera, ground-to-space voice loop, the ground control loop, and altitude and pitch representations to capture the entirety of the powered descent to touchdown on the moon.  Strap in, it’s time for goosebumps.

 

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Wonder Wednesday

July 10, 2019

A little moment of peace

returning to the beginning, serene

new growth emerging from the old

blossoming into beauty

 

Photo by Sam Snaps

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Wonder Wednesday

July 3, 2019

Water, sunset, and some absolutely lovely, thoughtful, life-affirming prose…

“It’s easy to forget how breathtakingly beautiful the planet is.  Not breathtakingly beautiful actually… but breath-givingly beautiful.”

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Wonder Wednesday

June 26, 2019

Ahhhh and awwww, a lovely gaggle of lynxes…

 

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Wonder Wednesday

June 19, 2019

names unheard

spells unwoven

the forest listens

the being calls

Beautiful work by Loika

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Wonder Wednesday

June 12, 2019

It’s currently around 400,000 degrees* here.  So this picture of a frozen James Bay, Hudson Bay, and Nunavut is quite refreshing!  And, of course, absolutely lovely… our beautiful blue marble…

Photo by David Saint-Jaques from aboard the ISS!

 

* I’d specify this is in C, but I think at this point it doesn’t matter if it’s C, F, or K…

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Wonder Wednesday

June 5, 2019

In a lot of ways, it seems very silly and unassuming.  After all, it’s ‘just’ a series of marble trials.  Yet done with such rigour, seriousness, and with completely earnest commentary played totally straight that it is tough not to get sucked in… and even root for your favourite team/country.  Totally fun to watch, and impressive to think of all the work behind the scenes to set it up and have it be so compelling.  Here’s the first event of this year’s competition to get you started!