The Lord has given us a new day.
We will take it gracefully as it arrives!
When I arrived at the beach, I knew I was Rewarded.
All I could see was the Victorian pier against a background of clouds in the blue sky and waves crashing in from the sea.
More than that, the father playing with his son on the beach has always reminded me of my days on the beach with my dad (who has left the world a long time ago! )
The building of the Stonehenge earth mound may have started around the same time when the pyramid at Saqarra, Egypt was built ( see my previous post).
There were many mysteries surrounding this monument – who have built it?, for what purpose and how was it built?
Many theories have been put forward. Speculation on the reasons it was built range from human sacrifice to astronomy.
Investigations over the last 100 years have revealed that Stonehenge was built in several stages from 2800 – 1800 BC. It seems to have been designed to allow for observation of astronomical phenomena – summer and winter solstices, eclipses, and more.
It is also a puzzle as to how the stones were transported to the site – including 82 bluestones weighing as much as 4 tonnes for 240 miles from the Preseli mountains in Wales to the Sarsen stones, up to 50 tonnes from 25 miles north of Stonehenge.
It is all over the news that various parts of UK is flooded.
This time, the flooding is due to the more than normal rainfall that UK is experiencing.
The barrier with rotatable tidal gates shown in the image were installed. They look alien to the surrounding but at the same time they seemed integrate well with it and become icons to the area.
Keeping the sea out is a problem, but getting the water out to the sea appears to be an even bigger problem!
PS The image has been retouched from a slide which I bought in 1985 when visiting thee Thames Tidal Barriers
We have the coldest February since 1996. Where I live, the temperature was down to 6 degrees Celsius this morning. You may say that this is already high by many standards. But mind you, I am living in the subtropics!
It is rainy and gloomy too. This reminds me again of my trip up Snowdonia in 1985.
The following is lifted from Wikipedia which gives a detailed description of the lake:
Llyn Llydaw – 1,430 feet (440 m) high, 110 acres (45 ha) – lies in Cwm Dyli, Snowdon’s eastern cwm, and is one of Snowdonia’s deepest lakes, at up to 190 ft (58 m) deep. Various explanations of its name have been put forward, including lludw (“ash”), from ashen deposits along the shore, to Llydaw (“Brittany”). It contains evidence of a crannog settlement, and was the location of a 10-by-2-foot (3 m × 0.6 m) dugout canoe described in the Cambrian Journal in 1862. The lake is significantly coloured by washings from the copper mines nearby, and is used by the Cwm Dyli hydroelectric power station, which opened in 1906. The lake is crossed by a causeway, built in 1853 and raised in the 20th century to prevent the causeway from flooding frequently.
The most prominent feature on this image is the causeway – a causeway which I crossed when we descended the mountain.
This looks more like a geological picture for teaching about boulders or glazier erosion.
I have never thought of climbing the Snowdonia mountain in Wales, but on that rainy day in 1985, I did.
It was early Spring when we made our way up Snowdonia. Rain fell as we were laboring our way up the wet, narrow and steep mountain tracks.
After climbing halfway, my shoes were soaked with water and my feet were cold. Parts of the skin on my feet started to peel off.
The bad weather meant that I did not have many good pictures.
This photo brings back memories of an almost forgotten hiking.
In the Spring of 1985, early one morning, I wandered down the beach of Harlech, Wales in the United Kingdom.
The light just shone through the clouds . . .. . . . . . . . . . Let There be Light . . . . . . . . . . . and there was light; an incredible view that I have never seen.