Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Day God Spilled the Paint

This is not 49er's photo. Nor his honey's. She did have it emailed to her today, and thought it too breathtaking to not share. So a little further expanation.

The photo was apparently taken by a lady named Barbara Mathews, on May 14, 2005. It was said to have been taken in central California on the east side of the Carrizo plain, in the Temblor Range, about 50 miles due west of Bakersfield, California. Most of the year this country is bleak, barren, brush-covered and good for little else than cattle browsing or sheep-herding. Running through or near this range are several active earthquake faults, including the dread San Andreas. Further north about an hour is the most active earthquake zone in the North American continent, Parkfield.

Many of 49er's internet friends are from beautiful parts of the world. He generally agrees with and accepts their local self-assessments. The point to this photo is simply that God is able to bring beauty to anything, no matter how fleetingly.



gayatri said...


just as god brings beauty to almost anything v humans can also bring ugliness to absolutely ANYTHING beautiful!!

Stephen said...

Gorgeous! I'm glad you decided to share it.

Jack's Shack said...


Jim Richardson said...

Thanks 49er, awesome photo!

Jim Richardson

49erDweet said...

Thanks, gayatri, stephen, js and jim. And thanks to Barbara Mathews, too.

Bill said...

Awesome world God gave us.