I BOUGHT MY OWN KEYCHAIN!
As a Zazzle seller, every once in awhile I use my earnings to buy my own stuff…and this time, I bought my Georgia Peach keychain. It seems to be popular, and I have to admit, it’s my favorite of all the Georgia Peach series. I love Atlanta and have great memories of living there as a teenager.
I thought I’d show you what it looks like in “real life”…
It’s almost time for the magnolias to bloom in the South – and I’m headed there just in time to take more photos!
I took photos of the following pink magnolia blooms at Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina. The trees didn’t have many blooms on them at the time, so I’ll make sure to capture as many fully-blossomed specimens as possible this Spring.
…from my Zazzle store…
It might be irritating for those buried in Winter winds and snows (like me) to hear about Springtime and flowers and such, but in some parts of the United States, Spring buds are starting to form – Winter is on its way out the door.
In comes the roses…and I plan on taking even more photos of these this Summer!
UPDATE MARCH 8, 2014: An updated and more thorough aurora webcam list is here: https://cousinbelles.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/aurora-borealis-northern-lights-feb-18th-2014
Hey everybody, there’s a light show going on as we speak! Solar flares might be responsible for this latest and brightest phenomenon.
Since my last post about the Northern Lights, I wanted to give you a website for checking out Scandinavian webcams: http://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/auroral-activity/webcams. Go now!!
It’s a page that shows webcams from Norway, Finland and Sweden – if you “scroll” through the webcams starting with the first one at the top (use the left and right arrow buttons), I noticed that the webcams start cycling through automatically. That said, you should know that sometimes the webcams are covered in clouds, snow, or moonlight, so auroras aren’t always visible. But when they are, they’re spectacular!
This is a webcam screen shot I took Feb 6th from Tromsø, Norway – check out the neon green (I think it’s an antenna in the center):
And now check out from tonight (Feb 7th), just a few minutes ago:
And even one in Anderes, Norway:
In order to see where Auroras are most likely, check out this NOAA page for an updated map that refreshes every 30 seconds.