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A PEAK into this week's article.
But first, check the article at the link below,
Thanks for the link.
This image from the internet is a similar mountain in Alaska where ground rumblings are indicating the possibility of an impending volcanic eruption. I assume there is no such concern about Barometer Mountain.
Since we've started out about mountains, for the past 5 or so years, and probably for the rest of my life, my wife and I have been living in her home town of Chongqing, a city that is surrounded by mountains, and one of its nicknames is "The Mountain City". We are within walking distance of mountains, and here are s few photos I've taken of some of them.
Nice, Buzz. I love what looks like fall color in the top one.
Speaking of moutains.
The ''Rainbow Mountains'' in Peru.
Last week's update on all the aquariums in the basement "fishroom".
Nothing special going on here. This one is simple to take care. Siphon the sand (add more if needed) and clean the glass.
The shrimp tank is doing well, but as aways I just let it grow green algae for the shrimp to graze on and it starts to look ugly. This will get broken down within a few weeks and the shrimp will go into the new 47g rimless.
The 40g forest tank got a trim. The dwarf sag was so tall and thick I couldn't see anything else. Some plants got moved around and 3 even went into the shrimp tank. Much of the hardscape (wood and rocks) and plants will go into the new 47g rimless too and this tank will go into storage.
I think this 40g Apisto tank looks great after adding the leaf litter to the other botanicals. There are a lot of textures going on in here.
In the big 75g I trimmed a few stems and pulled some of the leopard val (the grass on the right) to thin it out. I also added more bucephalandra mini cathrinea and flame moss to the wood to fill it out. I had a lot less issues gluing in the moss this time than the last time so I was happy about that. It's been greening up and growing well over the week. I also raised the light a little bit to try and decrease the little bit of green hair algae I see in this tank. It grows right under the light and I had to "spot treat" a little patch of the bucephalandra with some hydrogen peroxide.
On Wednesday I got a pair of new fish put in the 75g. I'll have photos of them next week. I also hope to make real progress on the 47g and have all the hardscape in and done.
TANKS for the update EG.
You're welcome. The hobby can get a bit so-fished-icated, but I try my best to be e-fish-ent. <- Please don't make me walk the plank-ton for that fish pun...
Good comeback inFINitely better than mine. You deserve an OSCAR. No FLOUNDERING, etcTETRA.
Oh, don't TROUT yourself. Your puns are FINtasic! You could SCHOOL us all if we took the BAIT. It really doesn't get BETTA than this.
Stream of consciousness.
Good stuff, thanks EG.
Have you considered selling admission tickets?
I did have a visitor on Saturday. A guy from the local FB fish group stopped by for some aquatic plants I was giving away.
View, Study in Black and White © G. Gam
in high school my friends and I were all in a film class. we shot everything in black and white.
I've been doing several monochromatic studies.
Before digital I did almost everything in B&W, had my own darkroom to do my own processing, and used colour slides only for a trip to Hawaii and one to Spain and Morocco.
That's a real beauty, G.
Thanks, Dig. It's part of the view from our bedroom window.
Fantastic. It almost has an Italian look to it.
Did you get any of that freak winter weather I've been hearing about on the news?
Our neighbor's trees across the street in the center of the photo give it a bit of an Italian look.
Where I live we have had a lot of rain, but we didn't get any snow. I live on the north slope of the low coastal foothills at an elevation of only about 350 feet, so it's too low. When I was out on an errand yesterday I could see snow on some of the mountains to the east. It has been raining here all day today. It's raining now.
On the news this morning they were showing major flooding in northern and central California. We are not having anything like that in L.A. They are predicting as much as 3 inches of rain here with the next atmospheric river storm on Tuesday, but even that shouldn't cause severe flooding. There could be landslides in some areas, though.
It's been said that many people are leaving California - the right-wingers make much noise about that. Could it be because of the natural disasters - drought, floods, earthquakes? Historically California was the goal of others - think of the Gold Rush, the Okies, those seeking a warmer climate, etc.
And many people are still coming to California, too.
The cost of housing and the over-all cost of living is what causes most people to leave, from my understanding of the situation.
The total composition is VERY effective.
Downy woodpecker taking a nap.
Blackbirds – a mix of cowbirds and grackles.
Here's a short video of a Carolina wren singing. The house wrens won't be back for another month or so, but the Carolina wrens stay here all year round. They sing all year round, too. The sound of them is often a nice reprieve from the winter blahs.
Thank you for that video. The only bird songs I hear these days are when someone bumps into a parked motorbike.
Hey, I'm glad you liked that. I'm going to try to get some more as spring unfolds. Cardinals have already started singing, and they really only do it during the mating season. I might have a good chance of catching one on camera. Well, maybe. *fingers crossed*
These Live Oak trees are ubiquitous in Savannah, GA. I mirrored this photo and some surprising pagan-ish imagery showed up along the mirror line. Since Savannah is one of the most haunted cities in the country it’s a little spooky.
some surprising pagan-ish imagery showed up along the mirror line.
That's pretty cool.
Yes that is spooky, and fantastic - good job Hal.
Kodiak Island, Alaska, 1997
Looking for a caption? How about "Move over, buddy, you're crowding me."?
Florida, in addition to beaches, the Everglades, horse country, and wildlife of every type you can imagine, unknown to most is the towering mountain ranges that dot Florida.
This is the highest point in Florida, a towering 345 above sea level. One must climb this mountain with care since it is infested with mountain Gators.
This is Sugarloaf Moutain, a well-known ski area in Florida and teaming with wildlife and one of the few spots in the world known to harbor the famous Florida Gillygaloo bird. Measuring in at an unbelievable 312 above sea level it is said that Sugarloaf never gives up her dead.
No one has ever been killed by the mountain but the damn gators have mastered the use of roadsigns leading to many a missing Floridian.
a well-known ski area in Florida
Cape Chiniak, Kodiak, Alaska, 1997
Sorry I missed this last week when I was busy with family business. Check it out at the link below.
God forgives you.
Shutting it down soon. Thanks to all.
The weekend article is always a pleasure, and thankfully a positive contribution to NT (especially as compared to a lot that occupies the Front (Home) Page for far too long).
Photo taken on March 6th by a friend that lives in the area.
Beautiful image! Let’s close on that.
See everyone on Thursday,