October Sky

Darkness Visible

At least an hour before sunset last evening, with the Sun still relatively vhigh oin a clear early evening sky, a single dark cloud created a pseudo sunset for a minute or two. I happened to be at the kitchen window making dinner, saw this sight, scooted upstairs, got the shot, then zipped back down before the timer on the oven started bleeping... :)

truth is beauty

There is no God higher than the truth. Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

As long as space endures

As long as space endures. And as long as sentient beings exist. Until then, may I too remain. To dispel the miseries of the world. Shantideva (8th century)

No Faith in Faith (Don't let the Sun set on Reason)

Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense. (Voltaire) Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. (Seneca the Younger) A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. (Friedrich Nietzsche) Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence. (Richard Da…

strange sun

The question is not to know what is the meaning of life, but what meaning I can give to my life. 14th Dalai Lama

Night Light

An unprocessed jpeg.

flying by a star

Seen late this afternoon over my garden. A severe crop admittedly, but unprocessed in any way...

Orbiting a Star

Two gulls in orbit around a star high in the sky above my garden this afternoon. A beautiful visual birthday treat... This is an unprocessed jpeg. Polarizing lens used.