Andes Mountains

Photo: Ecuador 2002 Andes Mountains: South American mountain range Wikipedia: The Andes mountain range stretch across seven South American continents and started to take formation around the same time that dinosaurs appeared on Earth (Triassic Period) Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Q4xzAFmKMDR81TbC6 [email protected]_andina Videos Earth from space WikipediaAndes Cities Planeta.com

World Oceans Day

Poster June 8 is World Oceans Day. Hashtags: #WorldOceansDay, #DíaMundialDeLosOcéanos, #SaveOurOcean Translating: World Oceans DaySpanish: Día Mundial de los OcéanosFrench: Journée mondiale des océansGerman: Weltmeertag About the DayWorld Oceans Day is celebrated every June 8. It has been celebrated unofficially since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) and …

Magpies

Photo: Sergey Yeliseev, Flying Magpie = long-tailed crow with boldly marked (or green) plumage and a raucous voice Recommended ListeningThe real magpies of Western Australia – Off Track – Western magpies live in groups, breed cooperatively, ‘cheat’ on their partners and sometimes shirk their chick-rearing responsibilities. Associate Professor Amanda Ridley (@mandy_ridley) uncovers the real magpies of WA. …

Mojave Desert

Photo: James Marvin Phelps: Sunrise Mountain The Mojave Desert is bordered by the Great Basin to its north and the Sonoran Desert to its south and east. Topographical boundaries include the Tehachapi Mountains to the west, and the San Gabriel Mountains and San Bernardino Mountains to the south. The Mojave Desert is often referred to …

Amaranth

Photo: Contemporary Austin Amaranthus, collectively known as amaranth, is a cosmopolitan genus of annual or short-lived perennial plants. Some amaranth species are cultivated as leaf vegetables, pseudocereals, and ornamental plants. Most of the Amaranthus species are summer annual weeds and are commonly referred to as pigweed. – Wikipedia May 2019 EventThe Contemporary Austin: Learn about …

Wind

Buzzwords Wind = The perceptible natural movement of the air, especially in the form of a current of air blowing from a particular direction Elsewhere on the Webwindfinder.com ProverbsThrow caution to the wind. As the wind blows, you must set your sail. (Italian: Bisogna navigare secondo il vento.) BuzzwordsAir – Atmosphere – Breeze – Gust …

Flowers Links

Photo Links to flowers presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesHow the Covid-19 pandemic hit the cut-flower chain Translating: FlowersFrench: FleursGerman: BlumenSpanish: Flores Videos The Origin of Flowers WikipediaAlyssumBegoniaCalibrachoaCleomeCoreopsis grandifloraDelphiniumDianthusFreesiaGaillardiaPericallisVinca Planeta.com

Ocean

Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center In a sense, there is only one ocean covering 72% of the planet. One planet, one ocean. That said five oceanic divisions are usually reckoned: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and Southern; the last two listed are sometimes consolidated into the first three. What’s most important to note is that …