My amazing Spark Friend, TREV1964( www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
) 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!