Friday, September 26, 2008

Mist.


Mist., originally uploaded by M.R.7.

Mist rising from a damp log by the Gladys Falls in North Wales.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Night life in Amsterdam


Night life, originally uploaded by Iwan Lindeboom.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Zeros to infinity


zeros to infinity, originally uploaded by emdot.

Emdot says, "It's hard to wrap my head around $700,000,000,000."

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sep 21 2008 Daily Charley


Sep 21 2008 Daily Charley, originally uploaded by Charley Lhasa.

Charley enjoys one of the last warm days of Summer in Central Park.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hurricane Ike


Hurricane Ike, originally uploaded by Vegan Noodle.

This tree shoved over a car!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Danibanani


Danibanani, originally uploaded by milliped.

Puneeta Birring Learning Space

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

High on grass


High on grass, originally uploaded by Time Grabber.

Monday is the new Sunday


Monday is the new Sunday, originally uploaded by Cookiemouse.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Do Wallace and Grommit live here?


IM000800x, originally uploaded by scatterkeir.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Lithuania beauty - close up


Lithuania beauty - close up, originally uploaded by Rudi Roels.

mlk viral one...katharina's lost!

MLK Amsterdam concert, October 15, cello, organ and digeridoo

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Susanne Boger/recycled art


Susanne Boger/recycled art, originally uploaded by Cookiemouse.

The lesson is in the struggle, not in the victory

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Green Tara


Green Tara, originally uploaded by Cookiemouse.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Girl & Cow


Girl & Cow, originally uploaded by KCzarzasty.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Hurricane Gustav links and resources

Hurricane Gustav Wiki
BBC page of Gustav blogs and websites
In the next few hours the world holds its breath as the evacuated city of New Orleans becomes a ghost town. Soon we will know whether or not the city will be flooded and just how severe the damage will be. For the latest on the ground information check out Hurricane Gustav Resources There is also a Facebook group and blogs by people on the spot such as Vasavana. It must be heartbreaking for the second time in a couple of years to pack up a life in a truck and flee your home. As I watch the National Hurricane Center satellite images it is hard to tell exactly where Gustav, at the moment of writing this post a category three storm, will land, but it sure looks big. More worrying than the strong winds is the very heavy rainfall expected. My prayers and hopes are with all the thousands of people who have had to leave their homes, to face a massive disruption in their lives. Mother nature can sometimes seem indifferent to the small cares of people. In many ways the Caribbean is a microcosm of the shape of things to come, as the world adapts to climate change. What we are witnessing today in New Orleans could be the future in many parts of the world. There is a possible link between increases in the surface temperatures of the world's oceans and the ferocity of tropical storms and hurricanes and studies have shown an increase in category 4 and 5 storms over the last thirty years. The Union of Concerned Scientists says, "Given the loss of life and the huge costs of rebuilding after hurricanes, it is essential to do whatever we can to avoid dangerous warming and protect America's coastal communities for ourselves and our children. This will require a combination of aggressive emission reduction efforts, improved building codes, and the restoration of wetlands, dunes, and barrier islands that can serve as a buffer against rising sea levels and hazardous storm surges."
In the next few hours let our hearts be with the citizens of New Orleans, and our prayers for their safety and security be uppermost in our minds.
BBC page of Gustav blogs and websites