Archive for the ‘Water’ Category

Along the river banks

So I think this is another picture of the Meramec river from the last time I was out. It was in the evening, after work and the sun was setting in the background. I just love the reflection of light off the river.I’ve been trying to get a picture of the setting sun over the river but for some reason and I don’t know why, there are spots on my lens.

I need to find out the best way to clean them. Unfortunately I just found out we’re being furloughed at work for the next six to eight weeks, so I should have time to figure that out. I just got some lens extensions, so I’ll have time to try those out too. Looking out at the river, almost makes you want to jump right in.

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Blue world

Over the years I’ve read how a lot of animals in the oceans eventually began to come out of the water and inhabit the land, so this article tonight would only make sense. That earth was at one time mostly or completely water.

The article is entitled “Earth may have been a ‘waterworld’ without continents 3 billion years ago, study suggests by Joshua Bote over at USA Today talks about just that. I remember learning years ago that the human body is seventy percent water, which is what the earth is today.

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The mighty Nile

While I live in the city of St. Louis and actually work downtown near the mighty Mississippi river, there is another famous river, the Nile that I’m also familiar with. That’s in large part because of my love for world history and role that the river has played in history. So when I came across this article, and later a second one which goes into greater detail regarding the age of the Nile, I knew I had to post them.

The first article, entitled “Why Nile hasn’t changed course in 30 million yearsby Eleanor Imster over at Earthsky is about something I never really thought about regarding the Nile. It’s the path by which it flows over the earth.

The second article, entitled “Nile River Formed Millions of Years Earlier Than Thought, Study Suggests by Yasemin Saplakoglu is over at LiveScience. It goes more into the issue of the rivers age. A fascinating river and like the Mississippi river, definitely mighty as well.

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The mighty Meramec river

Okay, so most people don’t call it mighty like the mighty Mississippi, still from the view I had over the weekend, it looked pretty amazing. So a few weeks ago I decided to start using my new(ish) camera to start taking pictures of nature and posting them to see if I have what it takes to sell some of them through other websites.

Anyway, this past weekend I went to Castlewood park, which is located out west a bit from where I live. It’s a place I use to take my kids sometimes and a park that I always loved to go to.

Turns out I picked an amazing day to go there, along with lots of other people and while I had some difficulty with my camera, I did manage to get at least one what I would call really nice picture of the river looking down from the cliffs of Castlewood park. I hope you like it.

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Deja vu floods

So I have to say, I’m having a feeling of deja vu here in St. Louis as I watch all of the flooding up north, particularly in states like Iowa and Nebraska. I still remember all of the sandbagging we did back in 1993 along the River Des Peres while the water inched up to the edges of the river banks.

In fact, tonight’s article tells what could be an even scarrier story as it says as many as 25 states could be affected by the end of May. The article is entitled “Terrifying map shows all the parts of America that might soon flood

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Onward, and upward

So yesterday I finished reading the book Still Waters by Curt Stager. I learned so much about lakes and in particular, the one that are cabin is on up in northern Minnesota. Makes me want to learn more about our lake and others up in that region but that’s for another day.

Now I’m reading the book Landmarks by Robert MacFarlane. I’ve already a couple of his books including The Old Ways and The Wild Places, books I highly recommend. Meanwhile, I can’t wait to get into this book.

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Great lakes

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As someone who has visited at least two of them and getting ready to start reading the book The Death and Life of the Great Lakes (courtesy of an article from Minnesota Public Radio) by Dan Egan, this article really caught my attention.

Not only does it discuss what’s happening to all of the great lakes really, it talks about how one person is trying to make a difference. The article is entitled “Ohio’s watershed moment: How to fix Lake Erie algae” by over at the Grist.

Quite fascinating read to say the least. Looking forward to going there again (we’ve only visited Lake Michigan and Lake Superior so far. The picture above is Lake Superior while on our family vacation in 2016.

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