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N 129 B 5.1K C 12 E Jan 21, 2017 F Jan 21, 2017
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As I drove round the threshold of runway 30 at Cardiff this morning I had the great good fortune to be able to get a couple of pics of the rising sun filtered through a dense layer of haze.
The haze did prevent any flying today but it was almost worth it for this pic.
The small ribbons of cloud across the Sun made put me in mind of the Death Star.
#55 Pareidolia for 117 pictures in 2017

Tags:   Sun Sun rise Death Star

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This week's Sunday Landscapes attempts to show what some of the Greater Houston area was like before the city's monumental expansion over recent decades.

Part of the Texas Coastal Plain, Katy Prairie is bound by the Brazos River to the southwest, pine-hardwood forest to the north, and the city of Houston to the east. Historically, Katy Prairie was a poorly drained tall-grass prairie subject to periodic fires, with a considerable number of wetland areas. However, housing lots, commerce and industry have well and truly marched over the eastern horizon.

Now it seems inevitable that only a small remnant will remain, that being largely due to the Katie Prairie Conservancy. You can click the link below to read about their efforts and see a particularly poignant map showing the erosion of the prairie by Greater Houston's expansion below. It is some 30 miles from downtown Houston to the area being conserved. www.katyprairie.org/about-us/

Tags:   bithoverse usa texas geotagged Sunday Landscape

N 42 B 1.3K C 3 E Jan 21, 2017 F Jan 22, 2017
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Tags:   winter sun nature frozen depth of field bokeh light blue

N 130 B 4.9K C 7 E Jan 1, 2017 F Jan 21, 2017
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