The Prague astronomical clock is the oldest astronomical clock that is still working and displays information such as the relative positions of planetary objects. | Hichem Merabet
The purple glow of sunset through the notch of Yosemite Valley upon Half Dome.
Submitted by Nick Ocean
Johnny Cash, ‘Hurt’
Wonderful cover, I’ve had clients who believed he wrote it and Trent covered it……..
Entrance to Macocha Propast Abyss in Vyvery Punkvy Nature Reserve / Czech Republic (via jeskynecr.cz).
I’ve had a lot of comments on my recent alligator hunt with people wondering how dangerous an alligator hunt is. While I am not worried there is always a chance for something going seriously wrong when you consider you are dealing with a powerful alligator literally fighting with tooth, tail and nail to survive and a loaded bang stick being waving around. Falling in the water aside with a large gator gnashing and thrashing at boat side, I am really not a afraid of much during an alligator hunt. (I am more spooked about being jumped by a panther during a pig or deer hunt.) You can be the judge on another means of attracting a target that a duck hunting buddy of mine, David Deberard, an accomplished diver and spearfisherman, uses in his quest for fish and adventure. David was recently relating to me his method of spearfishing cobia. When he dives a reef or wreck in his home waters off of Palm Beach he looks to attract large sharks into area they are diving since the sharks are usually shadowed by one or more cobia . Cobia have a habit of following large sharks and rays and it is assumed that cobia do so to pick up scraps the sharks my leave when eating a large fish or eat the small baits like crabs, baitfish, shrimp and squid that a shark or ray may scare up in their wake but don’t bother to eat themselves. When David’s diving team first arrives at a reef or wreck the sharks know the divers are there but will typically stay just out out of view. To bring them in the spearfishermen snap the bands of their spear guns as though they just shot a fish. The local sharks have become accustomed to and associate the sound of snapping speargun bands with a wounded fish and an easy meal. Another method they use is to take a water bottle half filled with water and air below the surface. By twisting the bottle and releasing the tension the sound this action makes is similar to the grunt of a wounded grouper. Most of the sharks they attract are bull sharks though on occasion they get a tiger to show up and in rare instances a hammerhead. (Click on this link to see David Deberard in the water with and punches a 13-foot hammerhead) Once a shark shows up with a cobia trailing they look to shoot the cobia in the head so as to stun it. A struggling cobia will most likely get eaten. To keep a cobia from getting eaten the spearfishermen will hold the speared cobia close to their own bodies keeping out of view of the sharks as the diver ascends to the surface and deposits the fish into the boat. Hammerheads and tigers tend be me more aware than bull sharks and have a habit of sneaking up behind a diver. Some of the commercial spearfisherman in the area now where an additional mask on the back of their heads to fool such sharks. The commercial divers biggest worry is the great white sharks that have been showing up recently.
Tiger with Cobia (by Macdaza)
In other words, if you want to be consumed by feelings like sadness and anxiety about where you are in your life because you know that you have a reason for it and because you have been abused by a situation, then also know that these justifications will keep you from healing. Even if in reality you are a victim, this role is not helping you to be in a better place. It’s your choice to embrace the circumstances from that point of view—and you are entitled to do so. But if you want to be healthy, to be in joy, to find peace, and to move away from the situation you are in, then you can start by reframing your understanding. Take the lessons of that situation and embrace your responsibilities, leaving others to do the same.
And this process must be done in a loving way, not in judgment. You must remain objective and seek to see the situation accurately. Know that this option can lead you into awakening the power within. Know that this will help you to understand that you are the creator of your reality and you can change it at any time you choose. This position leads you into a role that is more empowering—a role that gives you control over your life. Know that what happened is in the past and that you can move forward, making things better from this point on.
This way, you become the driver of your life—not the passenger. You will regain responsibility to create what you desire, rather than placing it in the hands of another who may or may not fulfill your expectations. You will become the creator of your life and ignite the God that you are.