Aurora over Icelandic Glacier
Hello, my little geeks and nerdlings!
Saw this image first thing this morning over at the
NASA’s APOD website and my eyes popped open!
[ Image Credit & Copyright: James Boardman Woodend ( Images Inspired by Nature)]
Explanation: Several key conditions came together to create this award-winning shot. These included a dark night, few clouds, an epic auroral display, and a body of water that was both calm enough and unfrozen enough to show reflected stars. The featured skyscape of activity and serenity appeared over Iceland‘s Vatnajökull Glacier a year ago January, with the Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon captured in the foreground. Aurora filled skies continue to be common near Earth’s poles as our Sun, near Solar Maximum, continues to expel energetic clouds of plasma into the Solar System.
Eye-popping. I love this kind of stuff. No, seriously. I love it!
If you haven’t made browsing the
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day website part of your morning routine, I strongly urge you to do so. If nothing else, you’ll see some great photos and maybe gain a little perspective on your life.
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Posted in Astronomy, Environment, Geology, Nature, Photography, Photos, Research, Science, Space Tagged Astrology, Aurora, Aurora Borealis, Glacier, Iceland, Landscapes, NASA, Northern Lights, Photography, Photos, Science
Lightning – Jeremy Holmes photography
photo on Facebook yesterday and had to share it.
(Credit: © Jeremy Holmes photography)
Posted in Environment, Nature, Photography, Photos, Science Tagged Atmosphere, Environment, Fashion, goth, Jeremy Holmes, Lightning, Nature, Photography, Photos, Science, Style, Weather
Those who know me appreciate that I am not overly into ‘cute’ stuff… except for my well-deserved reputation as being a Hello Kitty fanatic.
But when I saw this photo…
I just couldn’t resist!
My apologies for not being around as often as I usually am. I am in the process of editing my second book in
series (editing sucks, btw). I hope to the have the first two books published online and available for purchase next month both as downloads and print on demand. I am presently working on the third book in the series. Thank you so much for my readers and supporters, especially Kim, Jessica, Jenn and Joyce, for their constant encouragement. The Great Dead North
Woodlands occupy a dark, misty, mossy corner of my heart.
I saw this photo and it spoke to my depths!
(A mushroom forest, Norway)
I hope you like it as much as I do.
Posted in Musings, Nature, Photography, Photos, Trees Tagged Botany, Forests, Landscapes, Nature, Norway, Photography, Photos, Trees
Given my interest in Entomology and Arachnology, you can imagine how pumped I was when I saw the photo below first thing this morning!
It looks to me like a bug kaleidoscope
(Image: Fleur Alston)
Spring is here. Can the creepy crawlers be far off?
Posted in Arachnology, Art & Literature, Bugs, Design, Fashion, Goth, Insects, Musings, Nature, Photography, Photos, Science, Style, Zoology Tagged Arachnology, Art, Bugs, Design, Fashion, goth, Insects, Nature, Photography, Photos, Science, Style, Zoology
And a wonderful spring day to you, too!
Posted in Animals, Nature, Photography, Photos Tagged Animals, Daffodil, Flowers, Fox, Nature, Photography, Photos, Wildlife
Following hot on the heels (cold on the roots? frosty on the branches?) of my last post…
I offer you this…
Hauntingly beautiful. Delightfully spooky!
Enjoy the last few weeks of winter, my little geeks and nerdlings!
Posted in Fashion, Ghosts, Goth, Horror, Macabre, Musings, Nature, Photography, Photos, Style, Trees Tagged Forests, ghosts, goth, horror, Macabre, Musings, Nature, Photography, Photos, Snow, Spooky, Thoughts, Trees, Winter