On August 4 2007 the explorer Phoenix blasted off for Mars. Who knows what information it will send back that may tell us of things that happened in that thousand year period, or even the future? Or, current information we are as yet unaware of.
And just a few days later, I was able to unexpectedly visit a pioneer graveyard some 2000 miles from my home, with unkempt headstones and many unmarked graves. From the 1860's. What stories could these stones tell if only they could talk? And oh my, how far we have come since then. From indian arrows to Mars landings. From the past to the future, all in three weeks.
The vapor trail from the rocket blast left over the Tampa skyline which I captured during my very early morning trek to the airport. I saw the rocket go up too, which is amazing in itself since I live some 400 miles across the state from the cape. But it lights up the entire eastern sky. I was standing in the front yard in my pj's to watch it, with NO camera in hand. DUH! Oh well, it isn't exactly new stuff these days! But I was delighted to photo the vapor trail lingering around some 30 minutes later. The moon is in there also.
The tiny, unkempt pioneer graveyard on the mountainside.
ATV trail leading to pioneer graveyard on the mountain, the way unmarked but for the plaque on the cross. A smaller foot trail winds alongside this atv road and goes directly through the graveyard.
oops sorry about the double pic. I can't figure out how to delete just one without deleting the entire page!
cross carved from stone