Eyesore or necessity?
This wind farm has just opened near the coast of England. This will provide enough power for a small town.
It is not free power. There is the cost of the turbines and their maintenance, and the salaries of the workers, but it is much cheaper than other power sources and there is very little pollution.
However it spoils the view. Should we put up with this inconvenience?
What bird is this?
A harvest moon doesn’t happen every year, but it happened yesterday. The previous one was in 1991.
So what is a harvest moon? It is when there is a full moon on the day of the autumn equinox.
Another red moon can be seen here.
The silvery moon
The vista across the moon is usually known as a moonscape, though it has also been referred to as a lunain (lunar terrain).
It is grey and dusty. When they returned from their stay on the surface of the moon the astronauts wondered why we had to get our kicks out of artificial ‘toys’ like video games or theme parks, when the most beautiful thing was just outside our front door: nature.
Looks like it's one or two years old
This baby elephant can easily walk and control its limbs. How long does it take a human baby to reach this stage?
But this elephant calf is only 5 days old.
Image via Wikipedia
Crouch scores with a header
This was Spurs first ever game in the European Champions’ League. They travelled to Werder Bremen (Germany) for a really tough game.
Spurs scored the first two goals, an own goal, and a header from Crouch (England) but Werder are an excellent team and they also scored twice so the match was drawn. A good start for Spurs, but they are in the same group as the European champions, Inter Milan, so it will get tougher.
This scene is on a beach in California, USA.
It can only be seen on a few days each year.
This is not artificial!
Almost perfect isn’t it?
This is from a rose garden in Hakone, Kanagawa prefecture. It was a little late in the summer, so there were not so many roses, but this one still looked so good.
Its tadpole must be minute
Frogs are amphibians and are able to live both underwater and on land. In order to do this they have very special skin; the skin of the frog produces a kind of oil for protection, as an ointment, in fact for many reasons.
This oil contains some very interesting and rare chemicals, some of which have been used for medical purposes.
This micro frog was recently found in Indonesia, on the island of Borneo. Even though it is small it makes a loud croak (that’s how it was found).
Frogs are very important animals.
Looks quite comfortable
Can a human sit on a leaf?
As you can see the answer is yes.
It looks a little like a water-bed, but it is a water-lily.
Not a bad view from the living room
It’s not only Mongolia where yurts can be found. This one is in a village in Tajikistan. And it is more than 150 years old. I can’t believe that the outer walls haven’t been replaced numerous times, but it has been positioned in the same place all this time.
The temperature dips to -50C in the depths of winter so the yurt must have excellent insulation.