23 June 2013

Exclusive images

My wild and exotic trip through time and space has proved less scenic than I had expected, but I do hope these exclusive and astonishing images make it out to you via the wifi worm hole, although I am not sure that I will make it back. I have been told there is a secret hatchway if only I can find it in the dark, which may take some time, and space.

The interior of a black hole:


The view at the end of the universe:


Images copyright of Andrew MacLaren-Scott

40 comments:

Claude said...

Thanks for sharing. Things are a lot clearer now...

Elephant's Child said...

Darker than the dark side of the moon.

Craig said...

I'm loving the vivid oranges, deep blues and amazing yellows in your shots Andrew. Or do I need a new monitor?

Pete McAdam said...

Maan Im disappointed, I thought it would be more colourful and brighter.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Craig, I think the shock of my exclusive images may have given you a rather spectacular migraine. Pete, I am a disappointment to everybody, especially myself. EC, definitely. Claude, I suspect a little sarcasm there, or maybe just undeserved politeness. Everybody, I think I may be stuck in this black hole at the end of the universe for a while, but I am assured that an escape tunnel does exist, although nobody knows where it leads to. The muzak here is just The Eagles on endless loop: "You can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave..."

Pete McAdam said...

As long as the solo after, "you can never leave" is in the loop, it would be almost bearable.

CherryPie said...

You can always leave but that is a choice you have to make ;-)

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

I am going to rest awhile, in squashed oblivion where the nonsense has been squeezed from every head. I just can't take the nonsense of what un-squashed heads believe in any more, and the dreadful damage it does, I really just cannot. My time of Black Banishment has begun.

Anonymous said...

Ah well, you can share my banishment. It is a self imposed silence which can be a peaceful place! You just have to laugh at the craziness. (Actually, I have just realised that this is a response to what you wrote on Cherie's blog. I'm really with it tonight.)

In fairness to Cherie she always lets comment through and apologises if she has to edit, in order not to offend. As you possibly know, I have shamelessly used Cherie as a conduit to another blogger who does not allow comments through when they challenge his views, but chooses to cherry-pick phrases, re-order sentences, omit some statements completely, and generally
misrepresent. All the while protesting that he cares not a jot what anyone says about him.

When it gets to the point of being threatened, which is completely ridiculous, it's just not worth it. Apparently I have offended everyone who writes on his blog. Absolutely not true. I'm not even aware of most of them, but I did question the women who would put their writing under his editorial control. That was the extent of it. Oh, and I had a go at a mad man who has featured many times recently.

So, I've given up. Reading endless pieces about wicked women, mediocre women, ugly women, undeserving female parachutees, scheming, criminal, murderous women (just look at those evil eyes) and being denied a right to reply, well obviously it has worked. In this medium the blogger has the power, and all the reader can do is ignore the stupidity, the pure hatred that brings this bile to life. Most of what is written is designed to evoke an angry response, to make a lost blogger feel important.

Now I've used you as a conduit. Sorry, I won't do it again and feel free to delete.

Cheers,

Suzie. (or Soo Zee, the name you bestowed, so thanks for that)

Not to be confused with Susan or Elephant's Child who are, I'm sure, much more worthy people than me.







Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Down in this black hole there are millions of Suzies and Soo-Zees and Susans and Sues all squashed together, and not at all happy about having me in the middle of them either, but I find it quite comfortable.

Claude said...

I have never understood why people go and read posts that they dislike, and feel that they can argue and put them down. A blog is a home. The opinions of a blog owner should be respected as his/her house would be. I totally agree with comments moderation. I actually would prefer it everywhere.

Last month. I had misunderstood one of Andrew's comment. I was hurt that he might be talking about the idiocy of believers. Andrew knows (right from the moment we met years ago) that I believe in God. I felt included in the disparaging evaluation. And I said so. Andrew wrote a long, long, long rant in 3-4 comments. And he said something with which I totally agree: You don't like what I say, don't visit. It's my blog. I'll say what I wish. (April 13, 2013)

I, and nobody, has the right to expect a blog owner to write only what we like to hear. I would refuse entrance to anyone who comes into my house and wants to tear it down.

I do not preach to non-believer on their own turf. But believers should also be respected on their own turf, their blog.

My mother taught me that there are 4 subjects you do not discuss, to the point of argument, with friends: politics, sex, money and religion. I'm grateful to her. It's only when I forgot to maintain privacy in those areas, that I was hurt by or have hurt loved friends and family members.

All the best to all. I love this place, and the company.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

"Andrew wrote a long, long, rant..."

Ha ha Claude. It's what I do best :)

And I'm not sure what there would be left to discuss if I didn't discuss politics, sex, money and religion with friends... Oh... what friends? Ah.... your momma may have had a point :)

Elephant's Child said...

Elephant's Child or Soosie or Sue is certainly not more worthy than you. In fact I don't think I am more worthy than anyone.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

All ladies (or men) called Sue or Soozie or any variation thereof (or called anything else for that matter) are very welcome. Plenty room in here.

Claude said...

You missed one "long"...

And ma mère (a suffragette, who obtained the right to vote for the Quebec women in the late 30s, and who was decorated with a MBE, for work done with the Red Cross during WW2)...ma mère (as I was saying) was always right!

Claude said...

People can talk about the weather, science, literature, geography, space, languages and different cultures, grammar, clothes, technology, history....and nature!!!!!!! ;-)

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

I'll miss out a "long" if I want to dammit... It's my damned blog and if it hasn't got enough "longs" for you then... :))

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

and golf, of course.

Claude said...

ha ha ha ha!

CherryPie said...

I agree with Claude's topics of conversation (especially nature and its nature) although I am not sure about clothes as a topic...

I am not sure about golf as a topic either...

Claude's paragraph 5 at 22:52 is the way I have always tried to behave too with regards to politics and religion.

My post was quite simply about the beauty of nature and it's cycles.

I am hoping you are going to spiral out of that hole into bright light. I could do with some photographic inspiration. My next weekly photo challenge is 'Neon'.

CherryPie said...

Oh and with regards to the 'Rest a While' I am sure I can find you the perfect bench ;-)

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Great. We can sit together Cherie while I regale you with my stories about golf... Time will pass slowly for you :)

Anonymous said...

Claude, (excuse me, Andrew) you would never pick up a newspaper, read a book, or even watch TV if you had to assiduously avoid those with whom you disagree. A blog is put out into the public domain and if it's aim is merely to chatter amongst like-minded people, nobody told me that.

If a blog owner has opinions which are offensive to most thinking people, maybe he/she should make it private? That is, only available to the select few. If on the contrary the blog owner
says 'don't hold back', may we not take him at his word?

I'm not getting into believers or non-believers. You are obviously entitled to hold your religious beliefs without being hassled in any way. However, if a blog is a pure hate fest, a barking mad place for bad people to gather and share their craziness then I think a dissenting voice is a fine thing.

A blog is not a home. It is a forum, especially when the blog owner pretends to be open and receptive to discussion. Some opinions are not worthy of respect, especially those of a man who all but demanded an award for valour, because he claimed to be writing under his own name, which is a lie.

Cherie is a lovely person but actually, I believe, that she is wrong when she says that context is irrelevant. If you quote from the bible and put the question mark in a different place, then everything is changed. However much one wants to keep it about nature, not to court controversy, there is an integrity to the source, and the meaning, and the context, which can't be ignored.

Andrew, I'm not an inveterate trouble-maker. I honestly will not make a habit of this, and now I have said all I need to say.

You could always choose to 'interpret' or report this comment leaving out all the bits that you don't like. Others do it all the time. Not you, I believe, but do what you must.

Soo Zee.




Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Your unedited opinions are welcome SooZee. I quite like it when comment streams take an unexpected turn.

Claude said...

Freedom of expression is something I cherish...not only for myself but for others who do not have the same beliefs and values.

Life is short and precious. I try to spend my time enjoying the hours and avoiding the fighting. I'm no coward but I choose my battles. Bad enough when it enters in your personal life. And people you love become enemies. For me I see no need to add to that by pursuing blog people whom you have never met and will always remain strangers.

Of course, to each its own.

PS: I believe Cherie uses a book of quotations for her, "Thought for the Week." The alteration to the biblical words had been done by someone else, not her. Maybe she should have checked it more thoroughly. But she is such a nice, warm hearted friend, and the photos with those weekly posts are always so delightful. She didn't deserve to be taken to task with such rigour. "Let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!" John 8:7

Peace....and Amen!

Sean Jeating said...

. . . ´"and nature!!!!!!!!". I could not agree more. It's a wide field, Claude, isn't it? :)

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

especially since "Supernature" does not exist Sean, and even if it did it would, therefore, just become a part of Nature, and hence, little Nature, is... well... everything. Enough to keep us chatting for a while then.

Claude said...

@Sean.. laughing my heart out here. I was wondering who would pick it up.....You never disappoint, dear Sean. ;-)

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

but the problem is, Dear Claude, that "nature" includes, eh... politics, sex, money and religion.

Let the conversational battle begin.

Claude said...

nope....no battle with me...just fun....

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

I am sitting here, in my Black Hole at The End of The Universe, (currently otherwise known as Broxden Services McDonald's actually) and listening to the piped Muzak singing out that, "Lights will gui...ui...ui... u...ide me home...."

Hmm.... From a black hole?

Claude said...

You choose your Black Holes well,,,,Bonne Chance returning back!

CherryPie said...

Thank you Claude, for you kind words and support. You are a lady after my own heart.

You are also right that I get my quotations from a book. I have mentioned this fact in the past on my blog. At that time I explained where I get the quotes from I was quoting from two books. One would be classed as 'mind body spirit' and the other was a book on physics. The one I am currently using for my quotes crosses between various categories; science, nature, Mathematics, Astronomy. It talks about the patterns and numbers that are repeated throughout nature and the universe.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

And, Cherie, you do not mind (so far as I understand) people (especially me) looking at the quotes and digging deeper to reflect on both the actual words themselves and/or the context they were written in and/or the people who wrote or said them. That is what I find interesting. More interesting,to me, than just saying, "nice words" (although I have said that sometimes). I think onlookers occasionally think that a fight is going on between us, when actually it is not.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

A black hole with fine coffee to enjoy and fatty, salty, sugary food to (largely) avoid.

CherryPie said...

You know I enjoy exploring ideas with you. I never expect people to agree with things I say, life would be boring if we all thought the same way. And when we are sitting on the bench we won't be talking about golf and we certainly won't be falling out, not matter what the topic is :-)

My *sighs* comment on my blog was in reference to only one of your comments there. One that to the casual onlooker might make it look like I was brainwashed by something which I am not. Now that has probably confused everyone even more ;-)

By the way you need to find those Neon lights and come out of that wormhole soon!! I need inspiration for my photo challenge... After all, the music was telling you the lights would guide you home...

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

"By the way you need to find those Neon lights and come out of that wormhole soon"

There is hope.

See this evening's post.

Claude said...

It doesn't matter how well you describe it..I ain't going into any dark holes now and forever. Amen!

Come out soon before you settle in too comfortably.

susan said...

Black holes are too esoteric for me but the comment conversations have been fascinating.

Sean Jeating said...

Not only for the Suzies and Children of Elephants:
somehow the discussion jumped from there to here, and from here to there
Fancy to have your say? : )