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Good Morning Inspiration – THE SKY, BLEOTCH!

This reminds me of a joke.

What does Snoop Dogg (wait, Snoop Lion, right? wait.) — one more time:
What does Snoop Dogg use to get his soiled whites that Oh-So-White white?

Why, BLEOTCH of course.

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I LOVE writing outside!  I have been glued to this patio table for three days straight.  Since it’s Laura’s birthday, I promised I would not be on my laptop all day, and I don’t break promises to my wife

While plastered to this table, I found a bunch of photos of the sky that were inspired by just being outside — a series of photographs from The Boston Globe’s Big Picture Blog, which frequently rocks my socks off, some Flickr photos that rocked me after the first sock change, and more inspirational shots of nature’s original TV.   This particular morning sock rocking is of photos of the sky – and they are TOTALLY worth it!

Spend some time outside this weekend looking at the sky, day or night – you owe it to yourself.  You never know when you’re going to see something life-changing.  Go get a cup and chill and scroll through these captures of pure imagination building.

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Touching the sky

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Sky sunset

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Big Tree with Red Sky in the Winter Night

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High Altitude Eclipse

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Big Tree with Red Sky in the Winter Night

Sky Lion

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Sunset / Sky / Clouds

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Sky's Secrets

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The National Ignition Facility (NIF), or “What Would We Do Without The Big Picture Blog?”

If you’re not reading Boston Globe”s The Big Picture blog, I have to say that you are depriving your mind of some pretty intense and without fail breathtaking imagery.  One pretty unbelievable example is this post from the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which is better known as the place on the planet with the most powerful laser.  The NIF has a system of 192 beams that are focused onto a 2mm-ish target, applying a megajoule onto that target.

Yeah.  That’s the energy of 10,000 100W lamps in one second.

I have four images of the 27 posted on the Big Picture Blog’s NIF post, which I implore you to visit.  I hope that someone reading the website will visit this post and get excited about the future of photon science, because that is what places like The Big Picture are all about – piquing interest.

I grabbed the captions for each image too – you must have the captions!

Ok, go.  No, RUN, over to The Big Picture Blog.