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28-07-2015, 10:50 AM (This post was last modified: 28-07-2015 10:55 AM by Thumpalumpacus.)
RE: Photography
(25-07-2015 07:13 PM)DLJ Wrote:  So there you are (there one is), a responsible and broad-minded parent who has a passion for nature and wants your children to experience first-hand the wonder of nature / god's creation so you plan a day trip to the national park and all goes well until you notice signs (or your guide explains) that 100,000 years ago a sink-hole ... wait! What!?!?

Perhaps it's just my imagination running loose but am I wrong? and if not, the visitors' centre will have a complaints register:
"Dear sir/madam, how dare you teach lies to my children etc. etc. 100,000 years!!! How do you know? Were you there?!?!?!?!"

I think you're overestimating the amount of people here who are YEC or fundamentalists/extremists in belief. Texas is overwhelmingly Christian, to be sure, but it is overwhelmingly moderate Christians, I think. It's understandable given the stereotypes of us, but it's also somewhat grating, to be honest. I'm sure you can understand how that might feel. The vast majority of our visitors are sensible folks who ask good questions and hopefully learn from our answers.

Also, we draw visitors from all over the world, so Texans are not quite the proportion of visitors you might imagine.

(25-07-2015 07:13 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Equally, if there are no complaints, what is that telling us? That YECs don't visit nature preserves? That they do but don't complain? That they don't really believe what they are taught to believe?

Or that they simply want to see a beautiful sight and will compartmentalize any offered information.

(25-07-2015 07:13 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Thump, by all means give me a thump for using a flippant tone regarding something about which you are passionate (I'm OK with being thumped) but also please note that the underlying point held a serious question.

Cheers.

Understood. I'm sorry if I came off too rude, but stereotypes are frustrating, to me, and it seemed that was at play. My apologies for being a bit brusque.

(25-07-2015 07:13 PM)DLJ Wrote:  ps, on a personal note, in my youth, sitting, lost in thought, by a waterfall in the height of summer in the Derbyshire Dales is probably the closet I've ever come to 'spiritual'.

The ancient Scots knew about the power of waterfalls: Taghairm

Yeah, when I'm alone down there, I feel humbled, and in awe of our Universe.
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29-07-2015, 11:08 PM
RE: Photography
(25-07-2015 07:23 PM)yakherder Wrote:  
(24-07-2015 11:41 PM)LadyJane Wrote:  Ive always wanted a falcon for a pet.

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Mongolia fascinates me Smile

When I was studying in Hangzhou, some of my classmates and I took a train up to Inner Mongolia (China) then went on an extended horseback riding trip into Outer Mongolia. We brought a bunch of apples as gifts because we'd heard that some of the younger kids, who grew up impoverished after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the subsequent collapse of many of its trade routes into Mongolia, had never even tasted fruit before. So when we stopped in a village, we let them try apples and they let us try goat blood soup lol. Good times...

Sorry if I slightly derailed the thread with the bout of nostalgia that picture inspired Tongue


Ive always found Mongolia fascinating too, and I am jealous of your blood soup eating adventure. Tongue I saw the documentary 'Babies'. There is no voice over or anything, just film about the first life of a baby in a few diff parts of the world, one being Mongolia. The baby was strapped on and the family rode the (same) motorcycle straight off the dirt parking lot of the hospital into the mountains. It looked glorious and fascinating to me, so simple and easy.

One day…. (with the camera! Wink )




Just a repost since I can't edit the broken link.

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Friday is the full moon and it is forecasted to be clear in my 'hood. I think I might try this again. Woot woot!
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15-08-2015, 09:36 AM
RE: Photography
Here is one of my favorite shots that I took while in Japan. I always felt like I could see this picture in National Geographic lol

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(22-08-2015 07:30 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  It is by will alone I set my brows in motion it is by the conditioner of avocado that the brows acquire volume the skin acquires spots the spots become a warning. It is by will alone I set my brows in motion.
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15-08-2015, 09:39 AM
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More from my Japan series

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15-08-2015, 10:59 PM
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Doesn't really compete with the awesomeness above, but I like it.
   
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08-11-2015, 04:48 PM
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Yeah... I'm alive. I also just got a new phone. These are from the Nexus 6P.

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09-11-2015, 05:59 AM
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09-11-2015, 06:40 AM
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(09-11-2015 05:59 AM)izel Wrote:  [Image: DSC_0580_660x438.jpg]
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Where is this, home?

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14-11-2015, 03:11 PM
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was going through my photos on this computer to see if I had one I wanted to post....

Didn't find the one, but liked this one. (Not sepia - it really looked this way)

Lake Michigan at Leeland - in the fall....

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14-11-2015, 08:18 PM
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(09-11-2015 06:40 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(09-11-2015 05:59 AM)izel Wrote:  [Image: DSC_0580_660x438.jpg]
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Where is this, home?

That's the black sea region of Turkey. Trabzon

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