Thursday, June 14, 2012

Skywatch Friday Thoughs and More

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It's been several weeks since I posted a Skywatch Friday and I have missed posting as well as visiting other sites.  This certainly isn't my best Skywatch capture, but it's not really the primary reason for this post.  The Oklahoma Aquarium is the true motivation behind this edition of Skywatch Friday.  A couple of weeks ago my wife and I were in Tulsa and decided to go to the Aquarium.  There is quite a bit to see inside.

There are the not so uncommon Striped Bass that can be found in many fresh water lakes and are a great game fish, if you really like a fight and the opportunity to catch a 20-40 pound fish.

There are a lot of salt water species.  They are far and away the most colorful and unusual fish.  These guys are almost mirror like and wafer thin.  When they swim directly toward you, you almost can't see them.

We found Nemo!

This fellow and several of his friends were part of a petting exhibit.  Yep, you can Pet-a-ray!

We found Nemo again!

Some of these creatures are breathtaking.  I could watch them for hours and still not see everything that makes each of them unique.

I don't know what any of these creatures are called, but they are all beautiful.

There are animals that look like plants.  I think these Anomeneas were among my favorites.

As I wandered through these exhibits and stood in awe of the variety of creatures and the beauty that swam before me, I thought, "How can anyone look at all of this and say, It just happened, or "It all evolved"?  To deny that there is a Creator and that there is a divine plan in place that governs all of this seem to me to be unthinkable.  Each of these remarkable creatures has a purpose, and it is not to eventually morph into something else.  I am not a scholar, and I am not given to argue politics, philosophy, science, or religion, but I have a very difficult time believing that anything other than God Almighty is responsible for this marvelous world in which we live.  It is for this reason that, "I Stand Amazed In The Presence."  Enjoy.


  1. I think all the shots are fabulous. I love going to aquariums too.

    I also agree that things just didn't happen. Loved the video as always.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  2. The clarity of these photos is amazing! Happy SWF.

  3. Wonderful aquarium to visit. Your shots are fantastic.

  4. Nice shots, I love aquariums.

  5. There are some interesting creatures in the waters of our planet.