Monday, November 29, 2010

Full Moon Through Trees

Full Moon Through Trees and Spanish Moss
(Click on photo to view full size, which shows more detail and with more clarity.)

This is a composite photo made with a little help from NASA and Photoshop. It captures, however, the eerie quality in our yard when the full moon shines through the heavy tree-cover.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Oil Spill

Pensacola Beach Before Gulf Oil Spill
Pensacola Beach with its sugar-white sand and turquoise water

The following is a brief letter I sent to the President of the United States:

Dear Mr. President:

Human life – indeed all life on earth – is dependent on the health of our oceans. While it is true that the best and latest technology can reduce the dangers involved in off-shore drilling, it is also true that no technology is fail-safe. Besides that, we can never eliminate the risk of human error, human greed, or simple human sinfulness in any venture, especially one in which huge amounts of money are at stake.

Please… no more off-shore drilling for oil. The risks to all of us are just too great.

Yours truly...

Sunday, May 30, 2010

In Memory

During Memorial Day weekend, small tombstone-shaped markers line 8th Avenue in Gainesville, Florida, in remembrance of our soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Each year there are more, until this year they not only stretch for more than a mile, but are now on both sides of the street.

May they rest in peace, and may God have mercy on us all.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

God Loves Everyone

This photo was taken at a rally held in response to local demonstrations by members of an out-of-town church who seem to believe that God hates nearly everyone except themselves. This "Christian" church even tries to explain away John 3:16:
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life."
Participants in the rally proclaimed the truth of God's love for the whole world.

Friday, April 02, 2010

In Your Easter Bonnet

African Crowned Crane at Silver Springs
(Click on image to view full-sized.)

Human finery has nothing to compare with the variety and flamboyance of nature.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Clothed with Light

This new video from Cybernun uses fractal imagery, video clips, and animated effects to illustrate the Russian Hymn, "God, You Are Clothed with Light."

Watch in full screen mode if your computer and internet connection allow.