Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

Oil from Space

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Credit: NASA

New Orleans is just not given much of a break is it. Well, right outside the coast from New Orleans tons of oil leaked out into the ocean. Spectacular view from space - not so much so in-situ, I'm sure.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Earth Day 2010

Earth Day 2010

I can't believe it's already been one year...:-)

Credit: NASA

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dione and Titan

Dione and Titan

Courtesy of NASA. Colors by Emily Lakdawalla

What an odd couple!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Solar Granules and Bright Spots

Solar Surface

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Credit: J. Sanchez Almeida (IAC), et al.

Solar granules on the quiet solar surface look pretty neat. What is special with this image though, is the white spots revealing hotter spots from the inner photosphere of the Sun (darker is cooler areas)

Thanks to more 'action' on the Sun again (more spots) we get to enjoy auroras. The Sun has so many 'faces'. :-)

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Netherlands - Sandbanks

Sandbanks from Space

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Credits: CNES, Spot Image

Lovely sandbanks in Northern Netherlands - a UNESCO world heritage site since last year.
About Wadden Sea

Blue Swans

Superb Swans

These swans are elegant and come in blue, my favorite color! We have swans here at the lake where I live. They are elegant to look at in real life as well, though pretty darn aggressive! Yes, I was actually attacked by one while swimming. I won that battle, but for small kids it can be very scary.

Still, I love swans. And what better than to have them in blue! These here go very well with my porcelain, too. :-)

Green Fonts

Love - Earth - Fonts

Aaaww - cute Earth!

I have to admit that the design of Alphabetix is one of THE BESTEST. I wish I needed their services, that is how cool I think the site is. And now they hand out cute Earths as well! Beat that! :-)

Monday, April 5, 2010



Totally awesome wave!

Found over at the 'Italian' with an exquisite taste.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

Inspired by Xineann - check out her 2010 peeps!

This is Yosemite national park, for those of you who do not know the place. A special greeting goes to Texas! :-)

Saturday, April 3, 2010


How it begins...

Photo: Ed Peterson

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Productive Ocean

Productive Ocean

That sometimes is dead!

Certain areas of the oceans becomes 'lethal" occasionally. And it seems to be a link to climate change and of course pollution. Not good. We need our prime food provider intact. Read more about it on the pages of my favorite [environmental] cartographer.

Spanish Caves

Viva Espagna!

In particular these magnificent caves that MBMC sent me.