May 18, 2011


New Zealand plate stack: New Zealand's Southern Alps run along almost the entire length of the country's South Island. In the bottom right of this picture you can see the peak of one of these 3,000m (9,800ft) mountains. When the wind coming from the Pacific in the west hits them, it bounces off, causing clouds to become altocumulus lenticularis, a pile of plates shaped like the lens of an eye.

The Pacific Ocean, “that vast eyeball of water, and what it watches is not our wars.” Robinson Jeffers, Shine Perishing Republic.

1 comment:

Wahyusamputra said...

"They are calling thee from the high pillars of the throne of God. I know not what hath befallen thee in this muckheap." Hafiz

"When the cities lie at the monster's feet, there are left the montains...

"And boys, be in nothing so moderate as in the love of man, a clever servant, insufferable master. There's the trap that catches noblest spirits, that caught, they say, god himself when he walked on earth."

Robinson Jeffers, Shine Perishing Republic