Distraction is necessary for my sanity these days 😡This image intrigued me when I first saw it:
“…..the eye is caught now and then by a huge spiral column of white stone standing out in relief from the side of a hill, and rising in an exact perpendicular, as if to uphold the rocky masses above. In places, scores of them are seen exposed on the face of a single cliff, always perfectly vertical—Within an area of about 500 square miles in Nebraska there are literally millions of these curious (spiral) objects, revealed to view by being “weathered out” of the sandstone formation. They are composed of quartz, and every one of them is carved out with a precision that might be expressed by a mathematical formula. They call these remarkable spirals “Devil’s Corkscrews” which seems fairly appropriate, in view of the total lack of explanation of them.”
So what are they? These rock spirals? Petrified vines? Fossilized worms? My first thought was that maybe early civilizations somehow made them —–and I was kind of correct —–but humans didn’t make these spirals:
The theory is that this ancient, now extinct critter seen pictured here, made these ‘burrows’ in a corkscrew pattern (which later became fossilized) so it could escape carnivorous predators. The idea is if it burrowed underground in twists and spirals instead of a straight underground tunnel; then predators would not find it so easy to give chase and eat them. Makes sense now in retrospect.
The other day I was jolted by a video that suddenly started playing in my FB feed and there I was, when I was least prepared to view it, watching a child abuser on video. Feeling sick, these images made it into my nightmares.
So I toyed with writing a very serious blog about protecting children but decided it best to stick to mysteries and interesting facts. These topics are safer for my nerves a balm to my exasperated disposition. If that makes sense. It’s self preservation really. Since I have a perpetual virus (outputting as much mucous as a glow worm) I decided to blog since I haven’t in some time. Here’s what I’ve been reading about.
What is it?
A desert crop circle?
In a way, yes and no.
This is an art installation.
But these are actual Libyan crop circles, green circles in the desert seen often by people aboard aircraft flying over the desert.
Look here at this splendor:
Image from link below
I am truly inspired by giant mysterious corkscrews, odd green circles where it seems they shouldn’t be located, and miniature detail like this exquisite little castle.
I was taken in by all three mysteries to the point that I was mistaken about what they were; hoodwinked if you will. How easy it is to be misled and then consequently to find the truth is more unexpected, even more bizarre than one imagined.
Sometimes the world itself seems a mystery; a sticky precarious web of one untruth after another. I keep telling my self:
Maybe it isn’t as bad as it seems.
One can hope. In any case, last year I did not have the outdoor fairy garden I so wanted to set up in my old wheelbarrow and around my sorry Maple tree. Fairy garden building is a big hobby craze now with loads of mini intricacies up for purchase like these:
I WILL have one this year. Intent is everything. I was going to build all my fairy things but decided against it because I read that glue erodes outdoors and I don’t like the smell of weather resistant epoxy. So I WILL post pictures of my fairy world sometime this spring.
Keep up the hope. That maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem.