This up to 1000 years old snow has metamorphosed into highly pressurized glacier ice that contains almost no air bubbles. Thus it absorbs the visible light despite the scattered shortest blue fraction, giving it its distinct deep blue waved appearance. This cavity in the glacier ice formed as a result of a glacial mill, or moulin.
Rain and meltwater on the glacier surface is channelled into streams that enter the glacier at crevices. The waterfall melts a hole into the glacier while the ponded water drains towards lower elevations by forming long ice caves with an outlet at the terminus of the glacier. The fine grained sediments in the water along with wind blown sediments cause the frozen meltwater stream to appear in a muddy colour while the top of the cave exhibits the deep blue colour.
Due to the fast movement of the glacier of about 1 m per day over uneven terrain this ice cave cracked up at its end into a deep vertical crevice, called cerrac. This causes the indirect daylight to enter the ice cave from both ends resulting in homogeneous lighting of the ice tunnel.
The inspiration for the limited-edition Baltic birch plywood shelf (which is hand-carved by the Italian company Horm) came from his grandmother’s ivy-covered garden. “The dark branches that crawled along the walls were so thick that I would use them as natural shelves for my garden toys,” Errazuriz said
“Two years ago, Judy Gelles was volunteering at an inner city public school and was assigned to a fourth-grade class. The school was as diverse as they come with children from African American, Hispanic and Asian immigrants. After several months of helping the students with their reading skills, she felt the need to connect with them on a deeper level. Mostly, she wanted to find out their stories. She asked each student the following three questions: Whom do they live with? What do they wish for? What do they worry about?” (more)
Simple, beautiful project.
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Sperm competing to fertilize an egg
Who will win the amazing race?
This image inspires me to write:
Began & Begin
If we’ve all ever won something, the most significant was the race to exist.
Fewer then 1000 sperm actually ever reach the egg out of the many Millions.
We should all be so Fortunate, Blessed, and Thankful to be ALIVE.
Appreciate all life and the life you’ve been given.
Giving back by always striving to be the best you that you can be.
And if you’ve found love, reap loves harvest, pouring out your very essence into a birthed beautiful shared piece of life.