A Nature story on before work...saw the beginning...and almost the end...but I dont know if the photogs got the clip they pursued..a Tiger in India chasing and catching its prey. That was the whole story...trying to get the "ultimate challenge of evolution" when the two species use all their skills and wits to survive...oh..heck...anyway..it was a good show but I dont know if they got the clip...one, British, I think, world traveling photog...and an Indian who has spent forty years taking pics of Tigers. He has it down...rides an elephant...and has a tripod as tall as the elephant...and when he spots a tiger...he sets up the tripod and sits on it with his camera!!
A ring was around the moon when I came home from work. and tourists talked a bit...and asked me...'What does it mean?"
Now, I'd been thinking today to do up a post on Prophets....and a ring around the moon is an augury of some kind..."The weather is going to change...I think..maybe rain."
But lemegolook and what it does...mean...brb...
When there's a ring around the moon,
Rain of snow is coming soon.
Well, I hope...
Once we saw a rainbow like shape around the moon...it looked like the colors around the Virgin of Guadalupe...my roommate then...a Catholic of Mexican ancestry, was quite taken with it...asking then, too..."What does it mean?"
The Virgin is an interesting story!
In a single small town, Cholula, 365 churches were built; one for each day of the year to commemorate each saint on his own festivity.
The context of that is how the Indians started converting to Christianity in mass on seeing and hearing of the Virgin.
And I've studied out Cholula before...lemegetpic...I tried to figure out how to vacation there...
At the time of the arrival of Hernán Cortés Cholula was second only to the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan (modern Mexico City) as the largest city in central Mexico, possibly with a population of up to 100,000 people. In addition to the great temple of Quetzalcoatl and various palaces, the city had 365 temples.
That's a side by side!! I was thinking on that too...and found a metaphor for it..blaring in my ears, as it were...the music playing now in Last Chance is jazz...and in jazz one musician plays a bit...then another pics up the bit and improvises on it...they do this alone, and together...and all the bits are "side by side" in that they resemble one another..though different...oh, I'll have to work this up!
Cholula has a Cathedral built on top of an ancient pyramid, which is in turn built on several older ones...and to "top" it off, from one view Popocatepetyl can be seen in the distance...that's "side by side"! It's jazz.
The critters are like jazz, how they "sing" to the seasons, each with it's own improvisation.
And it's today a site of pilgrimages...more tourists!!
The pyramids are about time and the calendar and the seasons....
Tree in the Door
Nov. 24, 2007