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The monkey orchid

Seen at Kuriositas

Dracula simia: These wonderful orchids come from the south-eastern Ecuadorian and Peruvian cloud forests from elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters

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Trivia

Misunderstood 7 colors of a rainbow

Why do we see a rainbow on a rainy day when the Sun comes out from behind the clouds? Why we see exactly 7 colors and not 5, 8, 10 etc ? 561 more words

Universe

Remarkable Sand Spires...thanks to a Huffington Post Article

See what someone happened upon while walking next to Lake Michigan on Valentine’s Day

Here’s the link to the article….

10th February - On Edge

Back on Helvellyn today, doing the classic round of Swirral and Striding Edges (in that order, for a change). A temperature inversion that lasted all day was the main feature of the day, and this gave great views of a magnificent fog bow on the way up, and a Brocken Spectre and a weaker fog bog on the way down. 10 more words

Walking

Texas Palm Trees

Steady wind … strong wind …
Fine sand whirling past.
Palm trees bending low …
and ever lower … Break ?
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My Paintings

Brocken Spectres

I have covered atmospheric optical illusions before in a previous post, and this week I came across another one: the Brocken spectre. According to… 485 more words

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