I haven’t been on the internet that much lately, but today I did check in on Facebook, and I thought I’d share a few things with you. First from my buddy Miriam, just an update on how she is doing.
I have the best friends in the world..and by that I mean, in the world, scattered across the globe, for so many different worlds…this past few weeks have shown me just how much these relationships have grown and how important you all are to me.. ♥
Thank you for being out there, in real life, on skype, in emails and messages and in thoughtful packages of love…you are awesome!!
Social media is a wonderful things at times. I love being able to keep up with friends in a quick non-committed way.
Here are a few other things I found…
From Mona, she always post such great things:
Today is International Day Against Violence Against Women. Show your support for ending gender-based violence by sharing and learning more about the issue:
– The President –
This particular Giant Sequoia is the second largest living tree on earth, and has been formally named “President”. Located in Sequoia National Park, Sierra Nevada.
“Its trunk is rusty red, thickened with deep layers of furrowed bark, and 27 feet in diameter at the base. Its footprint would cover your dining room. Trying to glimpse its tippy top, or craning to see the shape of its crown, could give you a sore neck. It’s a giant sequoia, a member of Sequoiadendron giganteum, one of several surviving species of redwoods…Its four great limbs, each as big as a sizable tree, elbow outward from the trunk around halfway up, billowing into a thick crown like a mushroom cloud flattening against the sky. Although its trunk isn’t quite so bulky as that of the largest giant, the General Sherman, its crown is fuller than the Sherman’s. The President holds nearly two billion leaves…Giant sequoias are gigantic because they are very, very old.They are so old because they have survived all the threats that could have killed them. They’re too strong to be knocked over by wind. Their heartwood and bark are infused with tannic acids and other chemicals that protect against fungal rot. Wood-boring beetles hardly faze them. Their thick bark is flame resistant. Ground fires, in fact, are good for sequoia populations, burning away competitors, opening sequoia cones, allowing sequoia seedlings to get started amid the sunlight and nurturing ash. Lightning hurts the big adults but usually doesn’t kill them. So they grow older and bigger across the millennia…”The President contains at least 54,000 cubic feet of wood and bark, has been detected to be roughly 3,200 years old, and as of 2002, the volume of its trunk measured about 1278 cubic meters.Source:
Photograph by Michael Nichols:
Just fixed my broken belt loops. Something about little basic/easy sewing fixes is so rewarding! Even more so that I get to use a 100 year old machine.
Reflective thought of the day: Father Time, I’m trying really hard to embrace you, but you pass too quickly. Yep, that means heading back to work tomorrow.
17 years ago I was truely blessed with my baby girl! Although we have our ups and downs, she is truely an amazing person & my best friend. Words cannot describe blessed I am to have her in my life!! Love you with all my heart.. ♥ mom!!
Honeymoon ain’t over…. 2 trees up, lights outside, gifts under tree and off for a spa day!!!! Yeeehaw love my hubby!
MY BEAUTIFUL MOTHER..SHE WILL BE 81 TOMORROW AND IS SO FUNNY AND FULL OF LIFE…SHE IS MY WORLD!!