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 … Continue reading Chasing Fireflies?
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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading We conquered the curl!
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 … Continue reading Phenomenal Things!