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Saturday, April 26, 2014

My amazing Spark Friend, TREV1964(
) the magician/musician/composer, posts these wonderful music vlogs and often describes the place that inspired him to write the featured composition. Today I got this great video of the coastline in England and it shows high and low tide simply by clicking on the pictures. I immediately thought of Trev and some of the areas he describes.

JACKSGRAN used to post photos of her area of England so Spark has been a great geography lesson for me, for many reasons. I used to love reading a thread called "Walking With Purpose" on the 12 Weeks to Walking team because the whole point was to describe what you saw and heard on your walk that day...and members were from all over the world. It just kind of petered out as most threads do.

Now here is an aerial video of Montana. It isn't very long and I like the music and how it shows the vastness of our beautiful Big Sky Country! There are lots of Sparkers who don't understand when I say you have to drive 120 miles and there are no rest stops or restaurants or gas stations along the way (after 6 p.m.). You won't see any of the snow I've griped about for months in this video, just the incredible expanse of our state.

and this last is the picture of a 3200 YEAR OLD TREE!!
3200 Years in One Photo
It takes a special kind of tree to have a nickname.

Not every tree has a nickname, but 'The President' has earned it. This giant sequoia stands at 247 feet tall, and is estimated to be over 3,200 years old. Imagine, this tree was already 1200 years old when Jesus walked the earth.

The trunk of the president measures at 27 feet across, with 2 BILLION needles from base to top.

Because of its unbelievable size, this tree has never been photographed in its entirety. Until now. A team of national geographic photographers have worked along with scientists to try and create the first photo that shows "The President" in all its glory.

They had to climb the tree with pulleys and levers, and took thousands of photos.
Of those, they selected 126 and stitched them together, to get this incredible portrait of "The President".

And here it is:

What an amazing world we live in. Share some of your neck of the woods with us!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GENRE009 5/1/2014 6:33PM

    That music was beautiful, and it really looked like God's miracle.

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MT-MOONCHASER 4/26/2014 10:36PM

    While I was checking out the Montana video I came across this one that shows ranchers of Blaine County at work branding in the spring --

It shows some neat photos of an area close to where you live. Enjoy!!


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LINDA! 4/26/2014 9:19PM

    emoticon Really love your blog.

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123ELAINE456 4/26/2014 8:50PM

  Had problems with the computer. Sorry about that. Montana is Beautiful State. Thank You for sharing this Beautiful Blog with us. Love It. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Weekend. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!! Take Care. Thank You Again. The President Tree is Beautiful. One of God Gifts to Us.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/26/2014 8:49PM

    Wonderful clips. Thank you!!

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123ELAINE456 4/26/2014 8:43PM

  WOW!!! A WONDERFUL BLOG!!! T love Trev music too. A Wonderful Musician and person. The second site I spent around two hours looking at everything on the site. So many Wonderful Beautiful things to watch and see. It is time well spent going through it to see everything it has to offer.






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RAINA413 4/26/2014 7:26PM

    WOW!! That was an awesome blog! I totally loved it! Especially the part about the President. I really enjoyed reading all about 3200 year old tree!! Makes you wish there was some way you could interview the tree to hear all his/her stories.

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GIVEUP30 4/26/2014 2:41PM

    been to Crazy Horse and plan to go back this year to see how far the have gotten...I looked at several of the movie and have to stopped now and get my hair rolled and come back and do my Sparks I couldn't stop watching your movies to places to go..... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FROMTHISPOINT 4/26/2014 12:24PM

    Nice blog. Montana is beautiful.

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TREV1964 4/26/2014 9:23AM

    I have just looked at the video you have of Montana - what a place - this is surely what I would call big country. Those vast expanses of openness - something we just do not have here.

I'm not too sure about your winters though. A music teacher I once spoke to who said he lived in Butte Montata said they had winter temperatures of minus 40 celsius.

Nevertheless what an inspirational place - you must feel very lucky to live in a place a beautiful as this.

Cheers love and respect as always


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ALIIDA 4/26/2014 9:23AM

    Beautiful blog! Thank you! emoticon

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TREV1964 4/26/2014 9:13AM

    Hi Linda,

This is a fabulous article and some of those pictures are fairly near where I am - The nearest ones are Perranporth and the Bedruthan Steps near Newquay both in Cornwall are about 80 and 70 miles away respectively.

If you type Devon into Google images you will see a lot more of my local area and the pieces have the village names in their titles - you will get some good images of the local area by typing these, plus Dartmoor, Okehampton, Crediton, Winkleigh and our nearest point of coast Dawlish which is 28 miles away and Westward Ho! that is 30 miles away.

A lot of the other pictures in your selection are in North East England and Southern Scotland, between 350 and 400 miles away. i know this probably won't sound like a huge distance to you but for us it is the other end of the country.

My music is based pretty much exclusively in the south west, the four south west counties are Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and Dorset - again any of these typed in google images will give you a great representation of these areas.

Thank you so much for your continued support and wonderful loyalty.

Cheers love and respect as always,


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TMCAT1129 4/26/2014 8:36AM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon

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STEVEN2GO2 4/26/2014 8:33AM

    My cousin Michele and her boyfriend Paul, I imagine would love to go mountain climbing in Montana! Paul has been climbing for over 30 years and they were my guides of my adventures shown on my spark page of canyoneering, repelling and climbing!

Those before and after photos of the tides were impressive. I have been to the west coast around LA and the Outer Banks in NC, and they were minor shifts compared to the massive amounts of changes shown when you clicked the photos. That must be very inspirational to your friend TREV!!!


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SANDRALEET 4/26/2014 8:07AM

    Reminds me of the red wood And Douglas fir trees

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NOWYOUDIDIT 4/26/2014 7:38AM

    Beautiful! emoticon

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