photo taken from: http://www.puertoricoblogger.com/bioluminescent-bay/ Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by living organisms. If you spent any time chasing fireflies at dusk this summer, you were chasing a bioluminescent organism! As I was reading “Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer’s Search for Wonder in the Natural World” by Leigh Ann Henion this summer, I had the […]
Archive for August, 2015
For my basketball players, and everyone else… this is pretty phenomenal!
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Lake Maracaibo, in the Catatumbo River Valley of northern Venezuela, boasts the world record label for lightning frequency. In this area, lightning storms occur almost daily; making it a reliable maritime navigational tool. This natural phenomena uniquely displays its power at the same location night after night. Wow! Although the following video is not lightning […]
My family’s vacation this summer was to Williamsburg, Virginia. One of our days was spent having fun, getting wet at Water Country, USA. A favorite of my three boys was the newest ride in the park, the Colossal Curl. This slide hurtles you high above the park after swishing and swirling you in a funnel […]
Watch this video about this tree that, after grafting, can produce up to 40 different types of fruits. When it blooms, it is beautiful… different colors, different varieties. I like to think of this fruit producing tree as our classroom — lots of different shapes and flavors, and together we are phenomenal! Phenomenal Tree!
This summer I enjoyed reading several books. One of them was a memoir of a young mother who traveled the world in search of natural phenomena. The author wanted to actually experience them, not just observe from a computer far away. Over the course of several years, she observed things like the phosphorescent lagoons in […]