Awakening a Keen Observer

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Some time ago a friend sent me the link for the live Camera at Old Faithful in Yellowstone Park. I was looking through my links this morning and came to it. As I saw it just now the winter is full there with the sky and the ground only marked by the trees in the middle. Old Faithful however was about to be itself and so for about three minutes I waited, online, watching and was not disappointed. At the top of the page where the camera is there is a clock that will tell you plus or minus 10 minutes of when the next eruption will happen. Faithful it is.
Can you imagine the first person who observed this? Where were they standing? When did it come to them that this was a regular happening? How did they explain this spewing of steaming water? When did they make of it? Was it attributed to some distant god or merely natural earth happening?
I never saw Yellowstone National Park in the winter but spent a wonderful week there one summer. It is a place that gives the word Awe-some it's meaning. The varied parts of the Park are incredible. The water falls, the Grand Canyon part of it, the springs, all of them. Sigh, awesome. I have often thought that sitting in a chair in one place all day would be close to perfect. Just watching the changes with the light.
Where would you like to spend a day? Just sitting and thinking and watching the time pass? Quiet, no phone, computer, or watch.... just waiting through the day?
and b r e a t h i n g ..."

God abide
Bobbie Giltz McGarey
this is the 555th post ...


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