Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday Traveling To The Ice Towers...!

Thanks to the folks over at Listverse, our travels for this Friday take us all the way to Antartica for a look at the ice towers!

I know that many of you may feel like this is a picture of your neighborhood, but I certainly hope that's not the case! I mean, there's cold...and then there's COLD!  This is , without a doubt, the latter! I hope you are a lot warmer than you would be in this location!

Ice Towers & Caves of Mount Erebus


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Mount Erebus is Antarctica’s second largest volcano and has been observed to be continually active since 1972. Atop the mountain are a number of ice towers formed as a result of steam emissions from volcanic activity. Many of the ice towers constantly emit steam giving them the appearance of chimneys jutting out of the icy volcano’s frozen sides. In addition to these chimney-like pillars the volcanic mountain is home to a variety of ice caves, formed naturally in a number of ways, all resulting in glowing blue, eerily cavernous subterranean chambers. 

This is a good example of why living in the deep south is good! Snow and ice is pretty in a picture, but I don't want to get up close and personal with any of it, ya know?

Coffee in the kitchen again this morning. Even these pictures made me shiver! As you can tell, I don't do cold very well!


Phyllis (N/W Jersey) said...

Wonder why the ice didn't melted around those towers - is it THAT cold there?
Heat wave here at 32 degrees!
I'll bring some butter cookies for our coffee today.

Caddie said...

Interesting. Wondering WHAT the dark figure is near the 'smoking' tower. Bear? I don't do cold nor hot well; always a problem as we age.

Momlady said...

As always, interesting. I think that may be one of those crazy scientists walking away from the chimney. Cold here this morning..all of coffee in the kitchen sounds good.

linda m said...

Very interesting pictures. I don't do cold very well either. However, high humidity gets to me as well. 10 degrees here this morning so coffee in the kitchen sounds good. Have a great weekend.

JO said...

WOW love those pictures. The first one looks like a howling wolf. Yes I have lots of imagination. But that sure looks colder than anything I want to be near. Just was checking the temp up the mountain 3 degrees. I'll stay here and do the low 30s for night and high 50s for days.

Coffee in your cozy kitchen is always good.

Anonymous said...

This is a place I really would like to visit! Even though I do hate snow I wouldn't mind the cold.

But I'm sure glad I don't live there or in eastern Siberia wher they had -76F! a couple of weeks ago.

Have a great day!

Dizzy-Dick said...

If you try to go too far south to get warm, that is where you will end up!! That is as far south as you can go.

JMD said...

Whoa...I thought I was cold here at 21! Maybe tomorrow we get a tropical site to visit?

MyBulletinBoard said...

Cold here, too, but I keep thinking maybe it'll kill off the colony of fleas and ticks before next spring!

Mitchell Hegman said...

Oddly enough, I like the cold. And I live in Montana...go figure! I have been reading your blog for a while. I have a blog also. I find it interesting how similar our styles are at times. I became a member of your blog a while back. I would like to invite you over to take a look at my place. If you feel so inclined, please join me as well. Here is my blog: (The Sky is my Garden)

Keep up the good work!


HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
That's a question that I can't answer!

Probably the steam vapor freezes, but that's just a guess.

Thanks for dropping by today!

Hey Sissy...
I'm thinking that figure in the picture must be a person. At least, that's what it looks like to me!

Yep, old age and cold don't mix too well!

Thanks for coming over this morning!

Hey Momlady...
29 is way colder than I want to be.

I think you're right about the figure being a man (or woman)! Better them than me!

Thanks for the visit today!

Hey Linda...
At 10 degrees, the kitchen must sound really good! I don't know how you folks do it!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Hey Jo...
Guess it could be a wolf, but I'm betting on a crazy person!

way too cold in the mountains, so staying home sounds like a great choice to me!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming over!

Hey Christer...
You are probably used to the colder weather, but I understand you not liking the snow! The dogs seem to like it, though!

Siberia sounds like a place I don't want to visit!

Stay warm and thanks for coming over today!

Hey Dizzy...
I like the deep south, but not that deep south!

Go south till you hit the water, then back up a few miles...that's far enough!

Thanks, buddy, for coming by today!

Hey JMD...
I'll see if I can work it in somehow!

21 is not my favorite place to go swimming, that's for sure!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hey Liz...
Wish that were the case, but here in Houston I doubt it will happen!

Many thanks for coming over!

Hey Mitch...
Never been to Montana, but I sure would like to go some day! Appears to be beautiful country!

Guess you need to like the cold to live there in the Winter!

I'll go visit you place soon! Thanks for the visit here this morning!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

HJ, we do like snow, although maybe not this much, and folks think we are a little more than crazy for planning to relocate from the VA eastern shore to NH, but we do miss the snow we used to see in our native NJ.

HermitJim said...

Hey Beatrice...
In my opinion, you have to follow your dreams, regardless of what others think!

I hope your new place is as beautiful as your home in VA.

Thanks, my friend, for coming over today!