Friday, December 17, 2010

Walking the Sunshine Coast

A walk on North Shore yesterday and a Walk around Buderim Lake the day before. Nature leading the way.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Nature Close Ups Flowers and Dragonflies

Australia is home to flowering plants from many families, and the major ones are listed here.More...

However, flowers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and so do insects. So how do different flowers attract the right insect for the job? The answer is that flowers vary their features to appeal to their target visitors. When flowers have adapted to attract certain pollinators, they are said to have developed ‘pollination syndromes’. Let’s take at look at them here.

All About Butterflies is a comprehensive on-line hypertext book about butterflies. It is designed for students of all ages and levels of comprehension. It has an easy-to-use structure that allows readers to start at a basic level on each topic, and then to progress to much more advanced information as desired, simply by clicking on links more.....

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Waves of Wonder

  You have the monsters in the video below or you can have ripples.The wind is the source to the wonderous waves.We salute the source for radio waves,sound waves and ocean waves.When it comes to heat and seismic waves, I wish they were optional.

   Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. Teilhard de Chardin.
Waves of Friendship

The Endless Ocean

Waves Are Formed

   The height of a wave increases through wind energy and waves of considerable height develop in open oceans if a strong wind blows for several days. The size of a wave depends upon the strength of the wind, the duration of the wind and the distance of open water over which the wind blows. The stronger the wind, the longer it blows and the greater the distance, the more powerful the wave.
  The water of the oceans is in constant motion. The gravitational pull of the sun and moon oscillates the surface of the oceans, while the wind fires up the waves.

Kite Surfing Point Cartwright

Stormy Weather

The Rolling Waves

Banzai Pipeline in Hawaii is world famous for its tubular wave created where the shallow water and coral shelf combine to resemble pipe.

Hawaii Pipeline with music from Santana

Kite Surfing Mooloolaba

Wave at Point Cartwright

 Waves rolling in past Old Woman Island Marcoola