friday – cliff, visualization, mygdal, water, stars, volcano
Wouldn’t it be nice to get a weekly dose of positive ideas to kick off your weekend? We all have rituals and habits which help to create a sacred space. Or maybe we don’t have enough of that kind of goodness in our lives. We might need a little lift, a tonic to counteract the popular media churn. Welcome, sit down for a minute and take it in. It’s time to recharge. TGIF.
Capilano cliff walk
‘Capilano’ is a First Nations name belonging to the Squamish Nation and originally spelled Kia’palano, meaning “beautiful river”. Kia’palano was the name of a great Squamish chief who lived in this area in the early part of the 1800s. Over time “Kia’palano” was anglicized into “Capilano”: a word that has become the namesake of a bridge and park as well as the river and surrounding area.
Creative visualization is the process of putting together visual mental imagery of what you are wanting to manifest. Consequently, you can start to gain emotions associated with the desired image.
The mind is a very powerful thing and the visual images that are created through creative visualization can determine some of the strong feelings and emotions that you experience when you think of them. This is why it’s important to be clear about what you want to visualize and why.
Mygdal is an entirely self-supporting ecosystem based on the spectral similarity between its specifically designed LEDs and sunlight. The plants practise photosynthesis as they would in nature. Using LightControl, the colour, intensity, time and duration of lighting can be easily controlled via smartphone or tablet.
Reduce your carbon imprint by keeping time with tap water! This water-powered alarm clock keeps perfect time without requiring batteries or electricity. Just pop open the cap and fill with tap water! The amazing Bedol Water Clock converts ions in the water into clean energy power.
What to see in the night sky in August 2019. The image shows constellations you can see from mid-northern latitudes such as London or New York in mid-month at 10pm local time.
On this feast day of Vulcan in 79, Mount Vesuvius begins stirring.
The cone known as Mount Vesuvius began growing in the caldera of the Mount Somma volcano, which last erupted about 17,000 years ago. Most rocks erupted from Vesuvius are andesite, an intermediate volcanic rock (about 53-63% silica). Andesite lava creates explosive eruptions on a variety of scales, which makes Vesuvius an especially dangerous and unpredictable volcano. Plinian eruptions (huge explosions that create columns of gas, ash and rock which can rise dozens of kilometers into the atmosphere) have a great reach, and have destroyed entire ancient cities near Vesuvius with huge ashfalls and pyroclastic flows.
Vesuvius is currently quiet, with only minor seismic (earthquake) activity and outgassing from fumaroles in its summit crater, but more violent activity could resume in the future.