Over 2,000 years ago, Pompeii was a thriving settlement in an emerging Roman state until a terrible eruption of Mt. Vesuvius buried it in the year 79 A.D. Volcanic debris, flames, and thick clouds of smoke and ash filled the skies on that fateful day; but during our visit, the only thing in the clear blue sky besides wispy white clouds was erratic condensation trails from overhead jets — something the doomed people of early Pompeii would never have seen.
For Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Old & New
Have you ever seen the dull, grey underbelly of the sky? It exposes itself when darkness fades and the sky is no longer black, nor is it blue; just before the sun arises to burn off the colorless night. As the sky becomes tinged with hopeful brightness… Poof! The dim underbelly disappears!
It’s Only Words #5
Don’t you just love it when God paints the sky?
For Skywatch Friday. Check out more images at the Skywatch Site!
The moon stabs darkness,
rebelling the change to black.
The wounds bleed bright stars.
My response to Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge: Rebel & Change
(Moon & Stars photo credit: edited internet image)
My place in this world has changed many times over the years. Growing up, my place was in my room. It’s where I’d go when I wanted to be alone or to do my homework or where I was sent when I was in trouble! After the birth of my daughter, my place was by her side providing constant care and an abundance of love until I realized she needed her own place too, which was – at times – without me. These days, my place in this world seems to be outdoors! I especially enjoy time by the creek on a sunny day when I can see the reflection of sky on water. Right now, my place is appropriately here–somewhere between heaven and earth!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World
Do you ever walk on tree tops;
do you skip from branch to branch;
plop a pebble in a puddle
just to watch the bent limbs dance?
Do you look down at your feet
to find the sky?
So do I!!
My response to today’s one-word prompt: Candid
I spend a lot of time looking up at things. More often than not, I enjoy what I find there! Whether it’s the beauty of sky, clouds and cliffs, an ancient city wall in Cesky Krumlov, a Cathedral in Prague, the chapel windows at Hampton Court Palace, a tower in Auckland, a sculpture in Arizona, a storm brewing in London, or the light fixture on my bathroom ceiling, there is much to appreciate by looking up!
For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Looking Up At Things