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  •  What the hell is everyone doing (7+ / 0-)

    looking at these gorgeous images? Get off your asses and GO to these places already! A few more million years and many of them will be gone forever.

    Thanks, Rich, as always, for reminding us.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 06:32:01 PM PDT

    •  now that's an environmental summons. . . (4+ / 0-)

      and thanks for the enthusiasm, kovie. Could not have said it better. And just think. . .here today. . .gone tomorrow. . .many tomorrows, indeed, but nonetheless a reminder we all should take advantage of the carpe diem slogan, because we really do live our lives in an ephemeral sense. Thanks for posting such a rousing commentary (a call to arms and legs to get OUT THERE!)

      Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

      by richholtzin on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 07:54:55 PM PDT

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      •  I think of my sister (1+ / 0-)
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        Having seen many of these places myself and knowing what treasures they are, I kept urging her to visit some of them with her family instead of taking their typical Las Vegas or cabin in the woods vacation (which can be fun too of course). But she kept giving one excuse after another about how hard it is with a family and how her husband wasn't into it, but she'd try to do it someday. Unfortunately, she died before she could, and one of my regrets is that I didn't take her myself to one of these places. At least we made it to some of the big sights near Seattle, where I lived at the time, like Mts Rainier and St. Helens, the Olympics, etc. But she never saw the Grand Canyon, drove up the PCH or saw the Rockies. So whenever I can, I urge people to see these places because you just never know. Tomorrow may never come. There's only today. Don't mean to be a downer but people need to remember how precious and short life is and how important it is to do and see all you can with it. NOW.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 08:40:53 PM PDT

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        •  words of wisdom. . . (2+ / 0-)
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          kovie, and worth hearing again and again and again. Life really is more ephemeral than most people think their lives will turn out, and the tale about your sister not getting to those places you highly recommended. . .well, that's about typical for most people. Still, you obviously have fond memories of her and I think every time you go back to those favored haunts you will at least have her in mind, in spirit, and seeing the sights through your eyes. It's our memories that we must never put aside, especially of other loved ones. Makes life more real in one sense, even though a poignancy often comes with the recall. Thanks for posting the followup comment. BE...HERE...NOW...ALWAYS! It's a mantra I tell and teach myself every day I'm on this side of the grass, and breathing.

          Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

          by richholtzin on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 07:54:28 AM PDT

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