Earth’s Rich Tapestry as Viewed from Space

Sometimes the marvels of an object are best viewed from a distance. Often not only will those photographs provide a fresh perspective of the object but also place it is context. That is what this series of photographs illustrates

Main picture: The Palouse region of Washington State, an agricultural zone that produces mainly wheat and legumes.

This is what Carole King, the talented singer/song writer had to say in praise of a tapestry:

My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue
An everlasting vision of the ever-changing view
A wondrous, woven magic in bits of blue and gold
A tapestry to feel and see, impossible to hold

Once amid the soft silver sadness in the sky
There came a man of fortune, a drifter passing by
He wore a torn and tattered cloth around his leathered hide
And a coat of many colors, yellow-green on either side

He moved with some uncertainty, as if he didn’t know
Just what he was there for, or where he ought to go
Once he reached for something golden hanging from a tree
And his hand came down empty

Soon within my tapestry along the rutted road
He sat down on a river rock and turned into a toad
It seemed that he had fallen into someone’s wicked spell
And I wept to see him suffer, though I didn’t know him well

As I watched in sorrow, there suddenly appeared
A figure gray and ghostly beneath a flowing beard
In times of deepest darkness, I’ve seen him dressed in black
Now my tapestry’s unraveling – he’s come to take me back
He’s come to take me back

Earth's Rich Tapestry#1 - Namib_desert

The Namib Desert

Earth's Rich Tapestry#2 - Venice


Earth's Rich Tapestry#3 - Algerian Sahara

Algerian Sahara

Earth's Rich Tapestry#4-Imperial Valley Southern California

Imperial Valley Southern California

Earth's Rich Tapestry#5 Plankton


Earth's Rich Tapestry#6 Rain Forest River in Brazil

Rain Forest River in Brazil

Earth's Rich Tapestry#7 Scandinavian Snows

Scandinavian Snows

Earth's Rich Tapestry#8 the_treasure_peninsula_of_kazakhstan

The Treasure Peninsula of Kazakhstan

Earth's Rich Tapestry#10 The Ganges Delta

The Ganges Delta

Earth's Rich Tapestry#11 Agricultural Land in Kansas

Agricultural Land in Kansas

Earth's Rich Tapestry#12 Iceberg Alley Labrador

Iceberg Alley Labrador

Earth's Rich Tapestry#13 Al Jawf Oasis in Libya

Al Jawf Oasis in Libya

Earth's Rich Tapestry#14 Southern Central Roumania

Southern Central Roumania

Earth's Rich Tapestry#15 Snowy Siberia

Snowy Siberia

Earth's Rich Tapestry#16 Tauschab River bed in Namibia

Tauschab River bed in Namibia

Earth's Rich Tapestry#17 Mississippi River Delta

Mississippi River Delta

Earth's Rich Tapestry#18 Aragon and Catalona Spain

Aragon and Catalona Spain


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