Let me tell you about the one we call Blue. One of the three Subarus my wife and I currently own, Blue serves as her daily driver as well as our road tripping car. A 1997 Legacy Outback wagon, this is the latest model car we own, we always have love for the old ones. We acquired it sometime around 2010 when a friend told us she was going to donate it for a write off after being told it might need a new engine. I asked to take a look, we settled on $700 as is and put a windshield in, a new set of tires, and a new battery and stared driving it. I bought a used obd2 code reader off a mechanic friend to diagnose the check engine light it was throwing. Replaced the knock sensor and a wheel bearing that was squealing. All totaled this car cost us about $1500 including the $700 we paid for it. I would drive this car anywhere, we love it. In the 5 years we’ve owned it, We have done 3 or 4 road trips from CO to the east coast and back, once to the Upper Peninsula of MI and back, and more western road trips of 1000 - 1500 miles than I can recall. All without incident. This car runs smooth and we love it, and the friend that sold it to us is glad to see it brought back to life and more memories being made in it. It’s all about the love right?
We just took a 1200 mile, 5 day road trip in the one we call Blue over the Thanksgiving holiday. I’ll post a lot of pics we took in the days to come, stay tuned for all the love.
“I set up the tripod with a wide angle lens and opened the shutter, then fell asleep on the roof of my car, looking up at the stars.” ∘
Photographer David Trood has shot large #landscapes from Greenland to the southern tip of New Zealand, and sees #nature as both his playground and his workplace. “The majority of people today live in big cities, so it’s important for me as a photographer to give them the opportunity to be inspired by images that create an attraction and curiosity towards the #outdoors. When I was a child my father would take me camping in the Australian #outback, and now, when life feels like it’s going too fast, I go back there. It’s a long way from any city, so at night the #stars are very visible ⎯ more visible than almost any other place I’ve been in the world. It can be so quiet you can hear your own heart beating. That combination of solitude, stillness and alertness creates a natural high and a unique feeling of being part of it.” | #GettyCreative #GettyImages (at Australian Outback)
Australian desert by European Space Agency Via Flickr: This spectacular image captured by Sentinel-2A on 13 July features Lake Amadeus, in Australia’s Northern Territory.
It shows the variety of the sandy, rocky and salty formations within the lake. Around 180 km long and 10 km wide, Amadeus is the largest salt lake in the Northern Territory, just 50 km north of Uluru/ Ayers Rock.
Lake Amadeus contains up to 600 million tonnes of salt. However, harvesting is not feasible because of its remote location.
Owing to the aridity of the area, the surface of Lake Amadeus is often a dry salt crust. When rainfall is sufficient, it becomes part of an east-flowing drainage system that eventually connects to the Finke River.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Australia’s most recognisable landmarks, Uluru/Ayers Rock is a large sandstone rock formation standing 348 m high, rising 863 m above sea level and with a circumference of 9.4 km.
Also clearly visible in the lower-central part of the image are the Petermann Ranges. These mountains run 320 km across the border between Western Australia and the southwest corner of the Northern Territory.
Their highest point is 1158 m above sea level. The range was formed about 550 million years ago as compression folded a section of Earth’s crust.
Launched in June, Sentinel-2A – the most recent satellite in orbit for Europe’s Copernicus programme – provides detailed information about Earth’s land cover and inland water bodies, helping us to understand Earth’s varied landscape.
This image is also featured on the Earth from Space video programme.
Credit: Copernicus Sentinel data (2015)/ESA