Hindu Festival of Lights.
Deepavali Greetings to All!
An image from 2006.
Rampart of the Giantess.
The Grjótgarðsháls ridge in the northern Highlands of Iceland holds one of the most startling sights anywhere: a wall of large boulders over 300 m in length and 5 m high set in a sweeping moraine dotted with glacial erratics.
The geological explanation for this wondrous landscape lays it at the door of the Brúarjökull glacier during the last Ice Age. The scientific explanation involves a fight between two female trolls for territorial supremacy.
The extent of Skessugarður – from Skessa (Giantess) and garður (in this context a fortress or rampart) – is best appreciated from the air. Watch the video short below.
Goa catches a break.
This ruling deals a blow to the ridiculous, non-brilliant, IIT-miseducated Chief Minister of Goa and former ridiculous Defence Minister of India, Shri Manohar Parrikar, whose lizard-brained plans to further degrade Goa have been put on hold. For now at least.
The “ridiculously brilliant sunsets” line reminded me of an extraordinary spectacle I was fortunate to witness in Divar in October, 2014. A tropical depression had settled over the Arabian Sea and brought with it atmospheric drama. The progression of the sunset that evening is expressed in the images below. The clouds seen are classified as altocumulus.
Note: No pixels were molested in the making of these images. The Saturation slider in Photoshop was given a well deserved rest.