Did you know that Astronaut Douglas H. Wheelock posts photos from the International Space Station on TwitPic? Here's a couple of recent ones along with Doug's comments in blue…
“Out over the central Atlantic, just before another spectacular sunset, with the spiral bands of Hurricane Earl visible in the setting sun. An interesting view of the life-giving energy of our sun. The solar arrays on the port side of the Space Station as well as Hurricane Earl…both gathering the last bit of energy before they fall into eclipse.”
“Hurricane Earl is gathering some serious strength. It is incredible what a difference a day makes when you’re dealing with this force of nature. Please keep a watchful eye on this one...not sure if Earl will go quietly into the night like Danielle. Earl – Go placidly amid the noise and haste…and remember what peace there may be in silence…”
Note from Shellbelle: For any of you out there in the path of Hurricane Earl, please be safe and evacuate! Take this from someone who has seen my fair share of these from the Gulf Coast of Florida. I'm not sure how far off shore Earl will be when it passes by here in Coastal Georgia, right now we are in no danger, but these storms are unpredictable, so I'll be keeping a watchful eye. Please do the same up North!
My own Julie and Julia friends, both lover's of the sea and the full moon.
Both who inspire me with their images and prose.
Thanks for being my friends.
“Fly me to the Moon…let me dance among the Stars…”
Photo taken on June 27, 2010
And my fav from a place I'd love to visit…
“Of all the places on our glorious planet, few rival the brilliant colors of The Bahamas. Here is a view of our Progress-37 re-supply spacecraft, with the islands of The Bahamas as a backdrop. What a wonderful world!”
Check out Doug's photos from around the world — Australia, Greece, Hawaii, Italy and more, plus the crew aboard the International Space Station by clicking on any of the images above or on his name at the beginning of this post. If you have a Twitter account, you can sign in and leave a comment.
Thanks Doug, for sharing these stunning photos with us!
You're kinda spacey,
but we love you!
I'm going to link this up with Susan @ Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday, after all you can't get any more outdoorsy than this! Have a wonderful week!