The shaking time…

Last week I travelled 20,000 km, from one land staggering from disaster to one still struggling to stand, and back. The only constant is change has become the only constant is destruction. It seems that that world is tearing itself apart, geographically, politically, socially, economically, ecologically… while the Dow Jones Industrial average keeps climbing, the bankers keep stuffing their pockets at the expense of everyone else and the debt keeps mounting…

But while we’re still here, check out the new band of the week, Shout out louds

Blue ice surfaces in glacier’s terminal lake

4:11 PM Friday Jan 14, 2011

Tourists on a boat trip in Mount Cook National Park were subject to a rare treat when a section of densely compressed blue ice at the base of an iceberg was briefly visible.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/image.cfm?c_id=7&gal_objectid=10699700&gallery_id=116197#7292332

The ice only remains blue for around two hours after it oxidises. Photo / Magic Memories

via Blue ice surfaces in glacier’s terminal lake – Travel – NZ Herald Pictures.

Penguin in zoo strolls into lions’ den – Yahoo! News

– Thu Jan 6, 12:55 pm ET

BERLIN (Reuters) – A resourceful baby penguin took advantage of Germany’s wintry weather to give her minders the slip and embark on a tour of the zoo before waddling into the lions’ den.

A visitor spotted the African penguin, born in September, taking a stroll in the lion enclosure but the animal was lucky as the lions were asleep inside rather than braving the icy weather outside, Muenster zoo said on its website.

It took keepers a day to get the penguin out of the den, luring her out with a trail of herrings, the statement said.

The escape gave the penguin, up to then only known as number 459, a name. Her minder now calls her Leona, the zoo said.

(Reporting by Annika Breidthardt, editing by Paul Casciato)

via Penguin in zoo strolls into lions’ den – Yahoo! News.