In the heart of my life’s passage I found myself within a dark wood with total strangers, and this is where I lost the direction of the path, at sunset.
@ 2015-07-27 – 14:39:54
@ 2015-02-09 – 00:46:35
More snow and freezing weather than ever before! The northern British Columbia communities of Kitimat and Terrace are buried in nearly two metres of snow, and without electric power, as a stormy Pineapple Express weather system continues to pummel the B.C. coast.
Kitimat 2015 Snow Storm at KMP
Teresa the traveler faces the dilemma of how to get the 4 feet of snow off her car during the Feb 2015 snow storm in Kitimat BC. Thankfully some fellow KMP employees give her a hand and saved her car from potentially getting crushed by snow.
Published on Feb 6, 2015
Kitimat 2015 Snow Storm Digging Vehicles out at KMP
Published on Feb 8, 2015
The snow finally quit falling and the sun came up while the residents of KMP Construction Village pulled together to get each others vehicles out of the snow.
@ 2015-01-15 – 17:13:02
Continuing a reply to LuVHermit's poem "Gone so gently" -here
We travel to wander at many heights of mountains,
We sail at the huge waves of the wild and stormy seas,
We boat and venture at the long courses of many rivers,
We cross the ocean at the vast span to discover nations,
But at the circular motions of the bewildering shiny stars,
As they pass by alone without a doubt forever be seen.
@ 2015-01-11 – 20:05:36
Je suis Charlie!! Another day, another sunrise, one Charlie gone many Charlies emerged because there's no boundaries.
In the meantime:
Speaking from Paris, Mr Cameron said that the importance of today was to "show solidarity with the French people and the French government".
He said: "We're here to demonstrate that we all stand for the values of democracy, freedom, freedom of expression and tolerance". But he also warned that people in Britain face a similar threat of fanatical extremism to what Paris has experienced this week, and that "we have to confront that in every way we can".
@ 2015-01-11 – 19:24:30
A short response poem to Bama-Girl and to Dylan Thomas reciting his villanelle 'Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night' - here.
Forget me when I die
Anytime in the future, when I get old and frail,
When I’m fed-up of this world and time to die,
Tenderly during a starry and full-moon night,
Forgetfulness will strike your mind and thoughts
You won’t notice my absence - so you won’t cry.
Tears won’t fall because I’m out of your mind
@ 2014-10-11 – 05:11:29
Within Nelley's poem 'Autumn's Venture', here's my short response to her season's in time again!
It's soon that happy time of the year,
as winter is my very favorite season,
wide 'snowslopes' is the joyful reason,
as birds fly off to the very warm south,
polar bears love it up here in the north!
@ 2014-08-15 – 04:19:50
Skydive extraordinaires Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet went to the edge of the atmosphere to take an epic leap of faith 10,000m above Mt. Blanc, the absolute limit of possibility without wearing pressurized suits. With a specially designed oxygen system, they stepped out in -50°C temperatures and performed breathtaking freefall acrobatics before weaving through the mountain tops and back down to earth.
Breathtaking high altitude acrobatic skydiving - Red Bull Skycombo
Red Bull Published on 19 Jun 2014
@ 2014-07-13 – 12:41:42
A young woman pilot who had a rough landing in the backyard of a house at St-Hubert near Montreal Saturday escaped with minor injuries.
A pilot who had a rough landing in the backyard of a house near Montreal Saturday escaped with minor injuries. First responders on the scene say the plane managed to avoid hydroelectric wires and the house before crashing in the backyard.
Video: Accident d'avion à St-Hubert
SuperVie123 Published on Jul 12, 2014
Accident d'avion à St-Hubert juste en arrière de chez moi.... Vidéo quelques minutes après l'impact.... Jeune fille asiatique blessé.. sauvetage en direct avant que les secours arrive!!! Incroyable!!!
@ 2013-07-14 – 23:35:19
For all the poets out there that hate summer, I'm one of them, some of my friends call me Peguin or Polar Bear, they know how much I love winter; and summer is not my favourite season... please continue in verse or rhyme:
The heat is totally slowing me down,
Somehow, I wish it was winter today,
the scorching air is standing still,
there's no breeze, no wave of a sound,
even the birds have all flocked away
@ 2013-05-15 – 23:01:00
My beloved winter is gone, it never last long if ever, I will miss it for the next eight months!
As William Shakespeare said: "Now is the winter of our discontent."
Here's a lovely video by 'Landscapist' - he creates videos from Nature for relaxation with classical music...
Classical music: "Veloma" by Fabrizio Paterlini
@ 2012-12-27 – 09:26:42
Better be warned than sorry, every winter we have some avalanches warning, and this is just one of them, it could also be somewhere near you on a lively and active mountain, in the meantime I hope everyone had a great festive time and a 2013th HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you!
Avalanche notice issued
THE PROVINCE AND THE CANADIAN PRESS DECEMBER 26, 2012 9:00 PM
A "moderate" avalanche risk along high levels of the North Shore mountains has been reported by the Canadian Avalanche Centre after about 50 centimetres of fresh snow.
According to the centre's website, avalanche.ca, a moderate risk means there is "heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features" and people heading to the backcountry should "evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern."
VOLANDO NELLA NEVE - FLYING IN THE SNOW
from PAOLO LAMBRI
Take in Italy, Spluga Valley on December 2012.
@ 2012-10-06 – 05:01:44
A Russian boy has discovered the remains of teenage mammoth that once roamed the Siberian tundra in search of fodder and females.
Russian boy discovers mammoth in Siberian permafrost
Carcass is the best-preserved find since 1901 discovery
The creature might have been killed by an Ice Age man on a summer day tens of thousands of years ago, a Russian scientist said Friday. Prof. Alexei Tikhonov of the Zoology Institute in St. Petersburg announced the finding of the mammoth, which was excavated from the Siberian permafrost in late September near the Sopochnaya Karga cape, 3,500 kilometres northeast of Moscow.
The 16-year-old mammoth has been named Jenya, after the boy who found the animal's limbs sticking out of the frozen mud. The mammoth was 2 metres tall and weighed 500 kilograms.
The Associated Press
Posted: Oct 5, 2012 4:04 PM ET
Last Updated: Oct 5, 2012 4:03 PM ET
@ 2012-08-03 – 12:29:06
Canadian women win silver at Olympic regatta
The silver medals that hung around their necks was just a happy by-product of all that. Canada's Olympic silver lining as women's rowing eight lays it all on the line. In the bigger picture, Rowing Canada comes up short at London Summer Games
Canadian women win silver at Olympic regatta
The medal was the second for Canadian rowers here. The men’s eight won silver behind Germany on Wednesday.
The men’s pair of Dave Calder and Scott Frandsen, silver medallists in Bejing, represents Canada’s only other medal hope out of the seven boats entered. They race Friday.
Rowing Canada’s medal hopes took a dent earlier Thursday when Victoria’s Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee, world silver medallists last year, failed to advance to the final of the lightweight women’s double sculls.
Canadian rowers won a gold, a silver and two bronze in Beijing.
The women’s eight was a two-horse race here with Canada and the six-time world champion Americans.
Rowing: Canadians Receive Silver
Published on Aug 2, 2012 by CTVOlympics
The Canadian women's eight rowing team receive their silver medals at Eton Dorney
more winning videos:
For a solid two years, the crew of Canadians women’s rowing eight had only one goal: Beat the allegedly unbeatable Americans.
They didn’t care about anyone else, not the Dutch, not the Romanians, who are the other traditional powerhouses in the sport.
The American girls were, no doubt, the dominant force. They had not lost a World Cup race since 2005. They were the defending Olympic champions and they fully intended to stay that way.
@ 2012-06-29 – 03:09:27
WHAT HAPPENED TO GREECE? CAN'T THEY COUNT ANYMORE?
For a country that dominated and Colonised every country around the 'Mediterranean Sea' up to Persia, and invented so many things, including science and technology, philosophy, wisdom and logic, they are doing some major mistakes in this century, as far as selling Drachma coin currencies in drift-shops these days.
Ancient Greek mathematics contributed many important developments to the field of mathematics, including the basic rules of geometry, the idea of formal mathematical proof, and discoveries in number theory, mathematical analysis, applied mathematics, and approached close to establishing integral calculus.
The discoveries of several Greek mathematicians, including Pythagoras, Euclid, and Archimedes, are still used in mathematical teaching today. The Antikythera mechanism was an analog computer from 150–100 BC designed to calculate the positions of astronomical objects.
Curator Michael Wright shows off his model of the Antikythera mechanism. The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient Greek clockwork machine found in a shipwreck, that has taken more than a century to decipher. Wright's handmade reconstruction is the first to include all the known features of this complex device.
Antikythera mechanism working model
More than 21 centuries ago, a mechanism of fabulous ingenuity was created in Greece, a device capable of indicating exactly how the sky would look for decades to come -- the position of the moon and sun, lunar phases and even eclipses. But this incredible invention would be drowned in the sea and its secret forgotten for two thousand years.
This video is a tribute from Swiss clock-maker Hublot and film-maker Philippe Nicolet to this device, known as the Antikythera Mechanism, or the world's "first computer". The fragments of the Mechanism were discovered in 1901 by sponge divers near the island of Antikythera. It is kept since then at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece.
For more than a century, researchers were trying to understand its functions. Since 2005, a pluridisciplinary research team, the "Antikythera Mechanism Research Project", is studying the Mechanism with the latest high tech available.
The results of this ongoing research has enabled the construction of many models. Amongst them, the unique mechanism of a watch, designed by Hublot as a tribute to the Mechanism, is incorporating the known functions of this mysterious and fascinating ancient Mechanism.
A model of the Antikythera Mechanism, built by the Aristotle University in Greece, together with the mechanism of the watch and this film in 3D are featuring in an exhibition about the Mechanism that is taking place in Paris, at the Musée des Arts et Métiers.
VIDEO about the machine (the very first computer)
The Antikythera Mechanism - 2D
Uploaded by antikythera2012 on Jun 25, 2011
The Antikythera Mechanism - 3D.
The antikythera mechanism is currently housed in the Greek National Archaeological Museum in Athens and is thought to be one of the most complicated antiques in existence.
Amazing must see videos!
@ 2012-06-09 – 23:57:48
As often as I can bring up a poem, it's done! So this is today's response to Nelley's search for her shoe... it wasn't meant to be a poetic post but apparently Kate started it all when she saw the purple flowers. And I love the idea, because as you may observe, you can create a rhyme in just about any matter...
Where's my shoe, where's my crimson shoe?
Is it anywhere in the snow among some blooms?
As I run in haste before the snow mound,
It’s out there as it was reluctantly dropped.
I walked home barefoot as I heard a hoot
I was shocked so I run away from the brute
As days came about, as long nights hang on
As the moon shone bright and stars gave light
Under the hoot of an owl during long nights
The shoe grew part of nature's tender heights
(please continue the poem within the same topic)
@ 2012-04-20 – 04:19:30
We all love cats, dogs and birds which we have tamed and domesticate throughout the centuries, but we have never been able to really tame a polar bear... here are a few Polar Bear videos my kids shared among their cousins and have seen in a Zoo in Japan, just so adorable...
Polar Bear "Lara" and "Aira"
Other cute animals here from Earth Picture gallery:
Earth Picture Galleries
@ 2012-02-26 – 18:53:39
Odd to winter which I happen to love very much!
My own poem: The winter colours are...
All shades of white, grey, and dappled black
All shades of blues and purple may be eminent
Sometimes you may witness bright pink and purple blue
A keen eye may also notice rows of water crystals
Still-life of living shapes forming frozen butterflies...
All of these winter marvels are seen as frozen flowers...
Observed just as magical as spring blooms in waiting
@ 2012-01-11 – 04:10:55
The shocking accident Sarah Burke was involved in, this is what she said in response to a journalist's question about the accident: "Broken hands, ribs, nose. Torn-up knees. I’ve knocked myself out a few times. And my shoulder kept popping out, so I had to have surgery. The worst was at the X Games in Aspen. It was a snowy day, really slow. I didn’t get up enough speed and landed short on a 75-foot jump. I broke my L3 on impact. So, yeah, I’ve had my share."
Sarah Burke Athlete Profile
Uploaded by Lat34 on Jan 5, 2007
Pro skier, Sarah Burke has earned a reputation as one of the best female skiers around. In this clip we can see why as she boosts out of halfpipes, slopestyle courses and rides the backcountry as well as any guy.
Seven Sunny Days- Sarah Burke
Uploaded by TheAmazingMe2 on Feb 11, 2009
10. Sarah Burke is one of the best female skiers in the world. She is in many magazines not just for skiing but for her sponsors ads as she is one of the poster girls in skiing. Stay tuned for more of the movie.
Canadian ski star Sarah Burke critically injured in accident
Canada’s Sarah Burke, the top women’s freeskier in the world and a gold-medal hopeful for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, is in critical condition in a coma after crashing during training in Park City, Utah.
Burke was helicoptered to hospital in Salt Lake City after suffering a serious head injury while preparing for this month’s 2012 X Games, where she’s a double defending gold medallist and has helped build her reputation as a freeskiing legend with six gold medals overall.
Burke’s husband, fellow pro star Rory Bushfield, sent out a Twitter message Tuesday night asking if anyone knew someone with a private jet that could fly him and Burke’s mother from Vancouver to Salt Lake City.
@ 2011-08-13 – 05:00:57
The small 'Poem or Verse' game, my friends and I often do on the web - goes like this; someone in the group chooses a random theme or topic, trying to get it into possible rhyming mode, and you have to respond to it keeping the subject afloat adding to it a hint for the next poem line. My cousins and I started it when we were in high-school and we play it ever since.
This week here's mine in response to 'Secret'
- Inking Secret
For some reason secrets are tagged as hypocritical,
seen as too reserved, but why should it be?
It's only fair to keep some personal solitude
although I have been known to be an open book,
a heavy one that accidentally fell off a high shelf
and laid there on the floor forever open for everyone to be read.
Like an ancient scripture with million numbers and letters -
falling apart, page by page flowing away into a cloudy breeze..
Soft wind makes it seen floating as calm and serene like autumn leafs
and heavy winds make it seen as a rapid blow into a sailing wing,
sailing away into unknown and mysterious waters that leads here,
into my heart, into my body, into my blue veins, into my psyche
as open minded and as an exotic dream barely be living without a sting.
I'm gone now with my beloved sailor and his wondrous sailing ship,
writing thousand of pages, as the paper is now soaked with heavy black ink.
(continue if you may)