Saturday, February 21, 2009
Probably most of you had already heard that Socks had passed away, but a story on CNN tells a detail I hadn't heard. Socks had cancer of the mouth and jaw, the same kind of cancer that killed Maxx.
Poor Socks. I know you were well loved in life. Maxx will be by in his comet soon. Good riding!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
So pretty! from National Geographic News.
February 18, 2009--Light pillars scrape the night sky over Victor, Idaho, on January 26. Typically seen in polar regions, the vertical columns of light have been appearing along with frigid temperatures at lower latitudes this winter.
Light pillars appear when artificial light (shown in diagram above) or natural light bounces off the facets of flat ice crystals wafting relatively close to the ground.
When the light source is close to the ground, the light pillar appears above the floating crystals. When the light comes from the sun or moon, the light pillar can appear beneath them, too, as the light refracts through the crystals.