12 June 2008

Cooler than Cool

It's easy in June to get lost in the horrors of the past. I neither forget nor ignore, of course, but still I know that my spirit could use an infusion of chardi kala. Nature always helps me with that. So I have decided to post something completely different that uplifted me.

Vaheguru Ji!

Once in a great while, something magically appears in my inbox and it is so wonderful that I feel the need to share it with the whole world. Such it is with these incredible photographs of Antarctica sent to me by my dear friend, the poet, S. S. If these don't move you, I grieve for your lost sense of awe! So gaze with wonder. I'll just step back out of the way. Enjoy!

Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by
layers of snow that react to different conditions.

Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet
fills up with meltwater and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form.

When an iceberg falls into the sea, a layer of salty seawater can
freeze to the underside. If this is rich in algae, it can form a
green stripe.

Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up
when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea.

Just look at how the wave froze in mid-air!!!