Saturday, April 26, 2014

Our Planet: God's Gift

The weekend seems such a lovely time just to post beautiful pictures of this planet we've been given. Here's an article I found that captures the irregularity and unusual formations and colors found in Nature. To me this just shows how much God really is! It certainly isn't a cosmic happenstance. It's His handiwork. I imagine God sitting back after creating something and saying to Himself: "Wow, isn't that amazing? or funny? or just beautiful!" Truly:

                                The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
                        The skies display His craftsmanship.
                                Day after day they continue to speak;
                         night after night they make Him known.
                                They speak without a sound or word;
                         their voice is never heard.
                                Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
                         and their words to all the world.
                         (Ps.19 NLT)

Frozen ice bubbles are seen trapped beneath the surface of a lake. (Abraham Lake, Alberta, Canada)

Ice Cave, Washington State

"The renowned pillars in Hunan Zhangjiajie National Forest Park are the subject of both Chinese art and Western cinematography. The spires served as an inspiration for the alien world in the blockbuster film "Avatar." (Zhangjiajie, China)"On Earth Day...

"This desert-scape high on the Tibetan Plateau is home to some of the most stunning slopes you'll find on Earth." (Nubra Valley, India)

"This iconic sandstone rock formation is the result of .... years of erosion by water and now primarily wind." (The Wave, Arizona)

"These jagged red rocks form the spectacular Bryce Canyon amphitheaters. The widely varying topography was formed by weathering and erosion of less resilient sedimentary layers." (Bryce Canyon, Utah)

"With no access to freshwater, the water in this shallow lake is highly salty and alkaline, a result of the erosion of minerals that make up the surrounding geologic layers. Beginning in the middle of the 20th century, Los Angeles began diverting water from Mono Lake for use. It drained much of the lake's waters, exposing the now-iconic tufa towers seen in the photo above." (Mono Lake, California)

"Runoff from a volcano flows down a bed and into the water." (Volcano, Iceland)

"The Salar de Uyuni are the largest salt flats in the world. The near-uniform topography makes for amazing sight-lines and great photo-ops." (Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia)

                                                                                           (Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia)

"This enigmatic geological feature in the heart of the Sahara desert (seen here from space)" (The Richat Structure, Mauritania)

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