On a clear day.

October 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

“If you free yourself from the conventional reaction to a quantity like a million years, you free yourself a bit from the boundaries of human time. And then in a way you do not live at all, but in another way you live forever.” – John McPhee

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Tour the Grand Canyon’s Torroweap Area on the Northwest Rim

http://thingstodo.viator.com/las-vegas/tour-the-grand-canyons-torroweap-area-on-the-northwest-rim/

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“No Geologist worth anything is permanently bound to a desk or laboratory, but the charming notion that true science can only be based on unbiased observation of nature in the raw is mythology. Creative work, in geology and anywhere else, is interaction and synthesis: half-baked ideas from a bar room, rocks in the field, chains of thought from lonely walks, numbers squeezed from rocks in a laboratory, numbers from a calculator riveted to a desk, fancy equipment usually malfunctioning on expensive ships, cheap equipment in the human cranium, arguments before a road cut.” – Stephen Jay Gould

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Landsat 7 GC

http://eros.usgs.gov/

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“In your hands

The dog, the donkey, surely they know
They are alive.
Who would argue otherwise?

But now, after years of consideration,
I am getting beyond that.
What about the sunflowers? What about
The tulips, and the pines?

Listen, all you have to do is start and
There’ll be no stopping.
What about mountains? What about water
Slipping over rocks?

And speaking of stones, what about
The little ones you can
Hold in your hands, their heartbeats
So secret, so hidden it may take years

Before, finally, you hear them?” – Mary Oliver

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Grand Canyon tributary Olo Canyon

http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20110626/ASPENWEEKLY/110629907

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“The geologist takes up the history of the earth at the point where the archaeologist leaves it, and carries it further back into remote antiquity.” – Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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