Thursday, August 7, 2008

Pillar of Fire







A volcanic eruption with a lightning storm at Chiat, 1300 km. south of Santiago, Chile. Our place is fragile indeed, but in the hands of El Shaddai.

H/T AZ Dollar Bill, Combat Medic, and good person, who is also the source of the Swan picture.

16 comments:

FranIAm said...

That is amazing!

johnieb said...

Yeah. Sometimes I miss a little of the awe when we're all on about ethics and mission and such; we mustn't forget Whom we are dealing with.

Missy said...

Whoa! Those pictures are totally awesome!

"we mustn't forget Whom we are dealing with"

Amen to that.

:waves to fran:
hey I'm heading to your place next

Kate Morningstar said...

This is stupendous!! I'm linking to this, JohnieB -- thanks for it.

The Cunning Runt said...

Like, TOTALLY, on all counts!

Oystercard said...

wow!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for posting those (and thanks to Kate for directing me here too)

Derek

Kate Morningstar said...

Shoot, JohnieB, I was sure I'd left a note last night saying I was linking to this because these photographs are so stunning. Since I didn't last night, I am now.

Jane R said...

Wow and zow.

Thanks!

pj said...

Oh yes, a little awe is a good thing from time to time.

Johnie, you have been known to quote a Buddhist poet from time to time. Three names, begins with a "T." Please help?

johnieb said...

Thich Nhat Hanh is the only name that comes to mind immediately, though he may not be thought of first as "poet".

pj said...

Now you can bear witness to my woeful ignorance: yes, that is who I meant. I now know that Thich is his title. I found a shelf full of him at the library, and took out Selected Writings. He may not be a poet, but his prose is certainly lyrical.

Thanks. :)

johnieb said...

He is a poet, and a very good one, but only another writer would think of that first! The Selected Poems is called *Call Me By My True Name*, BTw, according to the flyleaf of this other book of his'n. Jane R. is more familiar with his poetry than I.

I doubt one reader in a hundred knows that "Thich" is a title. (OCICBW)
Nonetheless, it was real to bare my witness whilst you were woeing.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Spectacular pictures. Wow!

Paul said...

Truly awesome, friend. Thank you for posting these.

johnieb said...

Thank you, Paul, and welcome back to the Innertubes, busybee!

Lindy said...

un-be-lieb-a-bul.
I'm practically speechless.