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Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Mon, 16th Mar '09 12:22 PM


I looked up at the stars the other day as it was a clear night and I was out with the neighbours dog. I looked up and thought wow that is amazing and beautiful. I stood there and looked up and was aware of the world outside the proverbial window.

What makes you go 'wow' is it a film, or a song, a place you have visited or a memory

Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5235)
Mon, 16th Mar '09 12:37 PM

Like you, the stars...specifically other planets and the sun.

Salzypat  (Level: 158.4 - Posts: 5355)
Mon, 16th Mar '09 12:39 PM

A few months ago I took the dogs to exercise on the edge of town near my son's diesel shop.

I looked to the north and saw the most magnificent rainbow. The colors were vivid, it stretched almost from horizon to horizon and high in the sky.

I am 70 years old and had never before seen a rainbow in the north, let alone a rainbow in early winter. It hadn't rained, the day was sunny and pleasant. But a storm front was coming in from the north and I guess weather conditions were just right for the rainbow to appear.

I pulled the car over and just sat and looked in awe at the beauty of that rainbow. I finally called my son on my cell phone and told him to look out the north door of his shop to see the rainbow. It was so marvelous I had to share it with someone.

That was a wow! moment. (and of course, no camera with me)

Pennwoman  (Level: 157.5 - Posts: 2476)
Mon, 16th Mar '09 12:41 PM

When you look out the window and suddenly all the trees have buds and the grass goes from brown to green or
when in summer, everything is just so green and beautiful.

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Mon, 16th Mar '09 12:41 PM

That is a wow moment Pat, thankyou for sharing


Oogie54  (Level: 203.7 - Posts: 1120)
Mon, 16th Mar '09 1:40 PM

I'm a stargazer too, love to find areas where light pollution isn't a problem and being able to see the Milky Way.

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Mon, 16th Mar '09 1:53 PM

When I looked up at the sky, I had never seen it so clear, orion, the seven sisters, the big dipper, was amazing

Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5235)
Mon, 16th Mar '09 3:14 PM

One morning I was on my way to the airport at around 6:30 am, the sun was just over the horizon. The haze from the atmosphere toned it down so much that you could SEE the sun. It was an amazing sight and not one I will forget. I wish I could see it that way more often.

Lodi  (Level: 101.1 - Posts: 2144)
Mon, 16th Mar '09 3:29 PM

I had one of those moments a couple of years ago when we had taken the boat several miles up the lake and camped. I didn't sleep well because deer were crunching all around us at night and I was sure it was bears. As soon as it was light enough to see, I ventured out of the tent to be blessed with one of the most beautiful sunrises I have ever seen. I immediately grabbed my camera and the result is in my photo gallery. It was one of "those" moments. It immediately brought to mind one of my favorite songs, Where Eagles Fly, by Sammy Haggar. The beginning lyrics:

Sunday morning 9 a.m.
I saw fire in the sky
I felt my heart pound in my chest
I heard an eagle cry

Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5235)
Mon, 16th Mar '09 3:59 PM

Very pretty. But when I saw it there was no glare around, it was muted by the atmosphere...I was just looking at a GIANT orange ball. Nice pic though.

Lowiq  (Level: 208.2 - Posts: 1945)
Mon, 16th Mar '09 4:01 PM

two words---psalm 8

Achad  (Level: 206.5 - Posts: 661)
Tue, 17th Mar '09 11:46 AM

The Milky Way; North Rim, Grand Canyon, 1980
Blue Mosque, Istanbul, 1996
Machu Picchu, Peru, 2005
Iguacu Falls, Brasil/Argentina border, 2005

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Tue, 17th Mar '09 11:50 AM

You have been to some fabulous places Andy.

Having someone help me from miles away is a wow moment for me

Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1139)
Tue, 17th Mar '09 2:31 PM

I took a walk in the rain yesterday without an umbrella. Everything was so green and the flowers and trees were blooming. The sky was hazy and the whole scene looked like a Monet painting. I just felt so connected to it all and a little bit like a child again. And it was this thread that made me leave my umbrella and really look at my surroundings with a different eye - to take the time to really take it all in. Thanks for reminding me of the beauty that is all around us everyday if we just take the time to appreciate it!

Alvandy  (Level: 233.2 - Posts: 7603)
Tue, 17th Mar '09 5:00 PM

I'm an astronomy buff too- so the beautiful night sky is a 'wow" moment.

A bright "bolide/fireball" meteor would be a spectacular moment indeed.

Wish I could travel to the Southern Hemisphere to view and admire that sky also.

Lodi  (Level: 101.1 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 17th Mar '09 7:09 PM

Andy: I did some speed reading on your last post, and this is what I read:

"I'm buff-beautiful, a 'wow" moment.

Would be a spectacular moment indeed.

Wish I could admire that also."

Please send pictures.

Achad  (Level: 206.5 - Posts: 661)
Wed, 18th Mar '09 7:01 AM


Zeedee  (Level: 227.2 - Posts: 1088)
Wed, 18th Mar '09 8:08 AM

A newborn baby -- a miracle every time.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Thu, 19th Mar '09 11:32 PM

I just happened to look up one night late getting home from work and saw an exploding meteor - I've always felt especially blessed to get to see that. I wonder how many of those happen that we miss because we're just not looking up at the right moment, because it happens very quickly. I was so totally shocked.

I've seen the end of a rainbow. Once I was out on the boat and an unexpected storm popped up. A rainbow formed and the end was about a hundred feet behind the boat, as though it extended down into the water. What a "wow" amazing sight!

Bobolicios  (Level: 119.6 - Posts: 1745)
Mon, 23rd Mar '09 3:15 PM

It was one day on the beach with my kids. It was at sunset, on the east coast of Florida, the water was azure and clear. We were only in about 3 feet of water and a manatee just came swimmiing along very gently beside us. WOW it was beautiful.

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