|Canada's frozen MacKenzie River Delta. NASA Earth Observatory photo.|
While noticing and appreciating the details of the small beauties around us is important, it's also important to take a step back... in this case a 250-mile step into earth's atmosphere... and soak in the big picture.
Spend some time getting lost in this gallery of 100 photos of Earth from the International Space Station, captured by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently on a six-month mission on the ISS ending this May.
The diversity of patterns, textures, colors and light that adorn the surface of our planet is awesome to behold. One can clearly see the scars of civilization and the vast emptiness of wilderness. I imagine it must be a challenge for the astronauts on the International Space Station to tear themselves away from the windows and views of earth below long enough to get any work done!