I am a geoscientist, a mining engineer by profession. I find geomorphology or the study of landforms and the processes that shape them fascinating. I love looking at the beauty of the passing countryside as I am driving through it, or in this case flying over it, and picturing the events and changes that have sculpted it into what I see today. I marveled yesterday for example at the long parallel striations I assumed resulting from the movement of billions of tons of ice that had flattened a long stretch of land in a landscape otherwise churned by massive upheavals and erosion.
Lord of our far-flung battle line --
Beneath whose awful hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine --
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget -- lest we forget!
(credit for the photographs belongs to others - just picked a few out randomly on the web)