Weather Service Warns Of Hazardous Waves Along Coast Through Sunday Evening

KL896 Shanghai – Amsterdam. Boeing 747-406.

Netting for white fish




Lake Inari, Lapland, Finland. 10/2014.

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Hayward Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Student Loan Fraud Scheme


Hans H. Bjørstads fotoblogg

A small cabin in sunset at the coast of Helgeland. Photo taken from The Coastal Steamer, Finnmarken.
Nikon D4 using Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR, hand-held camera!
My contribution to: “Mandarin Orange Monday”  – “Sky Watch Friday”

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If We Could Imagine Such a Thing


photograph by Cheryl Merrill photograph by Cheryl Merrill

It’s a mucky, slimy, gloppy mud. The young elephant snorkels on his side, the tip of his trunk swiveling above the surface, as he slides towards another bull. His days are filled with heat and dust.

This feels good, his body language says, this feels really good.

If we could imagine ourselves weighing four tons, and think of gravity’s effect on those four tons, then maybe we could imagine wallowing in such mud, pushing and shoving like giant sumo wrestlers, reveling and rolling in the sheer pleasure of this warm gunk. We would inhale a slimy trunkful of ooze, squirt it like a watergun in any direction, even at each other. We would rub our eyes clear with a curled fist at the end of our trunks. We would arise glistening and bright as a metallic statue; we would be cooled, refreshed. . . .

if we…

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Sunday sunset