Slàinte! This is what it looks like when you go on the streets in Bielefeld early in the morning when the other children are still sleeping and explore the city. Just kidding. Shimmering in shades of orange and green and divided into blue layers, this mountains formed the gateway to the wild on my latest trekking tour of the endless highlands of Scotland.
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Cheers! So schaut es aus, wenn man in Bielefeld früh morgens, wenn die anderen Kinder noch schlafen, auf die Straße geht und die Stadt erkundet. Spaß beiseite. Die in Orange- und Grüntönen leuchtenden und in blaue Ebenen aufgeteilten Berge bildeten das Tor zur Wildnis während meiner letzten Trekking Tour in den endlosen Hochebenen Schottlands.
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Tumpak Sewu, which means a thousand waterfalls is without a doubt, the most spectacular and best waterfall in Indonesia. This fairly unknown sight, also named Coban Sewu is not on the usual Java Route so you will probably be one of the few people here. With its 120 meters, it is in the list of one of the highest waterfalls in Indonesia.
You have the option to admire the waterfall from the top and the foot. Plan to visit the waterfall from 7 AM for the best light.
Happy Earth Day to the coolest planet!🌏Who got outside to celebrate today?
Some other great ways you can show planet earth some love on its big day (& EVERYDAY!):
•use public transit/drive less
•reusable shopping bags
•eliminate single use plastic items
•turn off lights
Today I took Fin to pick up garbage at the park. We collected a whole bag and I went to toss it, turned back around and spotted Fin mid poop in the middle of the playground. 😳🙈Luckily the only person who saw was a kind dog owner who let me borrow a doggie bag. 😂😂
Due to their small size, wild dogs are not able to strangle or kill their prey before consuming it. Most of the animals hunted down by wild dogs die of shock while the pack starts feeding on it. Although this sounds horrible, some people believe this death is quicker and less painful than being strangled to death. It is sometimes tough to watch but that's how nature works.
(HOLY COW) today was insane — the responses are still rolling in & I’m in complete awe of God/the way different people can hear God so uniquely yet cohesively (this morning I got stuck in a creative rut & God asked me to reach out for help hearing his voice) the words that stuck out the most were orange, citrus, mandarin, vanilla & NEW (I believe in this season orange represents the sweet sweet honey that overflows from intimacy with God, as well as strength in worship, & intercession) Thank you God for speaking & giving me this beautiful creative direction, Thank you friends for taking the time to talk to God for me today, & thank you creativity for drawing me closer to the father everyday
Today me and my cousin climbed a #moutain for the first time. There are no word to tell you the feeling we had as we sat and had a snack as the weather changed to what you see in this picture. There is a big valley out there, a river a city and more mountains but after a km straight up there is nothing but us and the wild!
An early alarm this morning in the Ahuriri Valley. We woke to dense fog and frost on the Valley floor. So grateful for places like this, It constantly blows my mind that in New Zealand you can take your 4WD 30+km into the backcountry, find a hut, light a fire and enjoy the surroundings! I don’t think I’ll ever get over it.
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INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY: Our heads' literally in the clouds today. ☁🎈 We're not quite ready to part ways with the long weekend, so we're making our escape to the skies in the @huntervalley. Many hot air balloon flights come complete with a post-flight champagne breakfast, making that early rise all the more worth it! 🥂🥞 #NewSouthWales#HunterValley ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“Devoted though we must be to the conservation cause, I do not believe that any of us should give it all of our time or effort or heart. Give what you can, but do not burn yourselves out -- or break your hearts. Let us save at least half of our lives for the enjoyment of this wonderful world which still exists. Leave your dens, abandon your cars and walk out into the great mountains, the deserts, the forests, the seashores. Those treasures still belong to all of us. Enjoy them to the full, stretch your legs, expand your lungs, enliven your hearts -- and we will outlive the greedy swine who want to destroy it.” -Edward Abbey
Stop the car! I see a rock!
Photo 2 in an educational series on the geology of @yellowstonenps
The Sheepeater Cliffs are a series of exposed cliffs of columnar basalt formed about 500,000 years ago due to volcanic activity in Yellowstone caldera causing a basaltic flood. Flood basalts are high volume eruptions that flood vast areas and are caused by convection due to hot spots. More info on the Yellowstone hot spot in a previous post.
Basalt is a mafic, fine grained, dark green to black igneous rock. Most of the minerals that typically make up basalt are darker in color due to higher amounts of iron and magnesium
Igneous rocks are formed from lava which erupts to the land surface (extrusive igneous) or magma which is intrusive molten material beneath the surface (intrusive igneous). Extrusive igneous rocks, such as basalt, are aphanitic. This means they are fine grained and they have this texture because extrusive rocks cool much more quickly than intrusive rocks, which doesn't allow them to form large crystals
The Sheepeater cliffs show well defined joints or fractures and hexagonal columns. When lava cools, it contracts, and when this occurs at the center of a melt that is equally spaced you will get a hexagonal fracture pattern
Water can also play a part in columnar jointing and can enhance the formation of columns. If a lava flow is cooled by river water flowing over them it can develop 2 tiers of columns with straighter "collonade" columns and more irregular "entablature" columns which form due to varying flow
These cliffs are named after a tribe of Eastern Shoshone known as Tukudeka (sheep eaters) and may be spelled many different ways. They commonly hunted the bighorn ram or (duku)