The COSMOS seems to "SPEAK" to all its Creatures, Often "Spiritually" ~ Creative Arts Three-Day Weekend
It's that time again.
Thanks for the link to some absolutely amazing photos. As usual, your first article image is a superb photo(s).
Great misty shot - getting very used to mist, living in a city wherein one of its nicknames is appropriate - The Misty City.
Thank you !
That's a beauty, pat.
Wow!!! That could be either a dream or a nightmare, depending on the viewer.
Neither, just a bloom on a Round Bottle Brush vine.
Evening...not an Australian native by any chance?? We have bottle brush trees/plants here...
Yes, now that you indicated what it was, all the mystery in mind vanished, but that's okay.
Evening...see us Aussies are slowly taking over the world..🐨🐨 Plants one minute Vegemite the next..😁😁
Actually one of my rellies has just landed in Dallas this morning, he has met an American lass and looks like she is migrating to the Great Southern Land..🦘🦘
an American lass and looks like she is migrating to the Great Southern Land
dallas to oz? her life expectancy just doubled...
🤣🤣🤣 yes that could be very true... don't have to keep your head down here..🐨🐨🐨
Havasu Falls is one of the five waterfalls in Havasu Canyon. All of the falls have turquoise water as does the little Colorado River and it is from the limestone on the canyon walls.
The river and falls are on the Havasupi reservations and the name means ''People of the blue green water''..
You must have a permit from the Havasupi to venture into the canyon. You can wait for a year or more to get your permit as this area is very popular with hikers. This is not an easy area to reach. There are NO roads into the canyon and it's a 5 to 7-hour hike to reach the bottom of the canyon. To make it a bit easier you can use a pack mule to haul your equipment the only other way is to use a helicopter. There is a campground on the river and the Havasupi have a small resort with rooms. If you camp there you must be very alert when the rains come flash flooding is common and actually changes a few of the waterfalls.
If you want natural beauty this is the adventure for you. I did it in 90s and stayed for three days as I fell in love with the area and the Havasupi people.
love those red sandstone oasis'
love those red sandstone oasis'
They are just spectacular, devan.
When you are in that canyon it's like traveling back in time. I spent 3 days there and met with the Havasupi people. Being Indian and from a different part of the county it once again showed me that we (natives) are not of the land but part of the land.
I went to get away from people, a ringing cellphone, and to hang out with my raven friends.
The Story of Havasu Travertine Havasu Canyon’s beautiful blue-green water, its spectacular waterfalls, and its popular swimming holes are all the products of the abundant travertine rock that has been, and still is, forming in this part of the Grand Canyon over the last few million years. The story of Havasu travertine formation is an enjoyable one for any geology enthusiast to contemplate while lazing under the warm sun between periodic swims in the emerald pools.
Sorry, the geologist in me could not resist.
Now THAT'S more cheerful.
Looks a little sad, but it still has its beauty.
More snow here and even more to come tonight... Sunday... Tuesday & Wednesday. Well to heck with that! I'll be in my basement...
I got my fish shipment from a company in Ohio by UPS overnight last Friday. That evening I added 20 Celestial Peal Danios to the forest tank. They are small nano fish that somewhat resemble trout. The were looking good and coloring up by late Saturday and eating well. I haven't seen any deaths so I added what I guess are around a couple of hundred cherry shrimp on Monday after work.
I still had 20 other fish to also worry about - 10 Rummy Nose Tetra and 10 XRay Tetra to increase the school numbers I currently have in the 75, but the Rummies were very small and they just got out of quarantine. It's a good idea to quarantine fish and if they are small to let them grow a bit so they don't get other tank mates sick or become expensive snacks. So I put the 40g aquarium I just broke down back up. It took me 3 hours to replant all the Dwarf Sagittaria Subulata in this Iwagumi style aquascape. I put some cycled filter media (the stuff that holds beneficial bacteria) in an older filter and set it up overnight.
I had trouble sleeping so I checked on everything at 2AM on Saturday morning and everything looked ok. At 6AM I did water tests to make sure it was ok for fish and it looked good. I put the new fish in. An hour later I was missing 2 gallons of water in the tank. The filter was leaking and nothing I could do fixed the issue. It needed new gaskets which I can only get online. So I pulled the small sponge filter from the shrimp tank and put it in there with a small heater I had. Later that day I added a large sponge filter and a larger heater better suited for that tank size. I also added beneficial bacteria from a bottle to help. There is no way knowing if that quick start stuff works or not, but it made me feel a little better.
Water tests are still good, though and the fish look great. I also added several dozen shrimp to this tank too. They eat alae and the fish food that make it to the bottom of the aquarium.
A close crop of the fish from the photo above...
Love the photos, EG, and now you can claim that you are a fish and tank expert and repairman and on the verge of being a fisharanian.
Thanks. I'm getting better, but I've a long way to go before anyone can consider me a master. The hobby has Master Breeders and Master Horticulturalists, but I don't think I'll ever get those awards. There are also annual contests for aquascaping too. Those people are really amazing and I use them for inspiration.
I don't care what the experts say, you can be one of them.
It is so declared by Kavika Animikii Zaagijiwan the Grand Pooba of MN, WI, MI, ND, Mont, and much of Canada.
Small donations are accepted by the Grand Pooba and greatly appriciated.
Looking really good.
We have been getting a lot of rain lately, which is especially good after 3 years of fairly severe drought and water restrictions. This image is from a video I took recently of the back hill on our property on a rainy afternoon. It was raining hard that day and I like that I was able to capture the streaks of rain in the photo.
Most people prefer sunny days to rainy days but I can certainly understand why a rainy day is a relief in California recently, but not TOO rainy.
Well, I'm not like "most" people, I guess, and I love it when it rains. We have enough boring sunny days around here.
I feel so sorry for you living in what has been for so long, at least until recently, a climate that most people envy.
You don't have to feel sorry for me. I can handle it.
Nice pic, but your comment made me humgry.
The hot chips, hot jam donuts and cappuccino...all went down very well..
OMG. I was just told to stay away from foods fried in oil. Oooooh.
Even olive oil?
The doctor wasn't specific. I'm having a problem with itching skin. It's either a raised blood sugar problem or hyperglycemia, and I think I'm suffering from both maladies.
I would check it out. Olive oil is one of those cool foods (like avocado and acai).
Olive oil is very expensive here. I don't know if the government has changed the labeling rules here since, but when I first came here they labeled oil "Olive Oil Blend" when they could put one drop of olive oil into a bottle of some cheaper oil.
A few odd shots....
The old stone work in photo 2 is amazing.
Lookin' a lot like "Spring".
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An otter or a beaver?
Actually, it's an Ottbeav, Buzz. It's a cross between an otter and a beaver. They can usually be spotted when one is out snipe hunting.
The view from my lakeside home at dawn, listening to the loons' yodels echoing down the lake wasn't too bad either. We would make mugs of "Gull Lake Coffee" (3/4 fresh brewed coffee and 1/4 Baillie's Irish Cream) and sit on the dock to enjoy the time.
After which I would fish about 100 feet out from my dock, in my boat, and catch enough bass to filet for a VERY fresh pan-fried lunch. That's enough work for the day, so then....
What a nice spot. Idyllic.
Here is the lakeside home in a photo I took from my canoe. It's a deep lake with lots of bass and lake trout (never caught a trout because you need to troll for them). The water is potable, tested every year by the Ontario government, but we still got our drinking water from a spring.
Closing shop. Thanks to all.
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