Mt. St. Helens at sunrise.
Mt. St. Helens continues to spew ash, while it is forming a lava dome in the crater and still having minor tremors.
Here in this sunrise shot above and below, she appears to be blowing smoke rings (and anything so benign is welcomed, given recent history).
What forms the “smoke rings” is the air flowing over the mountain getting pushed up higher as it goes up and over the top. The moisture content and initial temperature are just right so that the moisture condenses from a vapor to small particles at the higher altitude. When the moving air moves past the peak and comes down again, the particles evaporate back to an invisible vapor.
The two “pancakes” describe that there are two layers of air for which this is happening, thus making these awesome pictures possible.
NORTH POLE MOON
A scene you will probably never get to see, so take a moment and enjoy God at work at the North Pole. This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point. And, you also see the sun below the moon. An amazing photo and not one easily duplicated. You may want to save this and pass on to others.
Can You Guess What This Is?
It’s a Coconut Crab climbing a tree. The coconut crab climbs coconut palms to get at coconuts, which it breaks open with its powerful pincers and eats. It is found on the islands of the South Pacific and Indian oceans.
Hurricane Katrina Over Mississippi
These pictures below were made by a man in Magee, MS. where the eye of the storm passed thru.