Friday, May 23, 2008

If Freud Had Been An Astronomer


Okay, yes, I'm busy, but I saw this pic and decided to post a quickie. Nature has some interesting shapes, no? The shot depicts "the pillars of creation" in the Eagle Nebula. Well, I suppose creation has something to do with it.

18 comments:

Tina Trivett said...

This is one of my fav space pics...

Lane said...

I've just gooled Eagle Nebula and I'm still none the wiser:-)
The photo is beautiful though!

Lane said...

I googled too:-)

Billy said...

Tina, glad you enjoyed the pic.

Lane, the "pillars of creation" are one of the formations in a larger gas cloud called the Eagle Nebula. They can only be seen within the nebula with a high resolution telescope. How ya been? -:)

Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds like someone's got a dirty mind.

SandyCarlson said...

That is magical, Billy. Takes me way out of here! I'm glad you're busy. I hope it's a good thing.
God bless.

Lana Gramlich said...

I'm with Tina.
Nebulae are one of my favorite things. The best & brightest creations in nature. No painting will ever compare with the majesty & beauty of even the most "mundane" nebula.

Marja said...

Hi Bill, Looks very mysterious. Didn't know that this was out there.

Sarah Hina said...

Great pic, Billy. These nebula really do look like the nurseries of the universe.

Raven said...

I miss seeing you around. Hope your project eases up for you.

I love all the Hubble photos (I think this is a Hubble). Interesting shapes indeed... very creative... even procreative...

JP/deb said...

Your title on this post is the best!! JP/deb

Casdok said...

Yes an interesting thought-if Freud had been an astronomer.

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Scott from Oregon said...

Steven Speilburg couldn't have made space cooler than it is...

Jo said...

Wow. That is incredibly cool. Hope you've got your heartbeat under control.

Billy said...

I'm still here, folks, and feel bad I haven't visited your blogs but I'm going to try to set up a schedule so that I can keep in touch. You are the salt of the earth.

Charles, guilty. Freud would have had a field day with me.

Sandy, yes I'm busy but I'd rather go out to play -:)

Lana, correctomundo. "Mundane nebulae"--an oxymoron.

Hi Marja, good to hear from you! Hope you are feeling better these days.

Deb, gracias. I personally thought it was humorous. It really is the only substantive part of the post LOL.

Casdok, what's up these days?

paisley, thanks for the heads up!

Scott, hey, how's it goin'> If Spielberg can't do it, then it must be grand.

Jo, I miss reading your kick ass poetry and prose-poems.

Shauna Roberts said...

Beautiful picture! Hope the threat of exercise has gotten your heart to behave.

Billy said...

Hi Shauna. Yes, I am swimming, which is good since it is so hot doen here in Looziana :)