Thursday, June 12, 2008

It's an "interesting" year, weather-wise

When I'm reading a story that's actually making me cry (about a tornado hitting a boy scout camp and killing four boys, but also about the way the scouts handled themselves in the aftermath), it's really a cognitive disconnect to laugh out loud to read that the building that was destroyed at Kansas State University in Manhattan (KS) was the wind erosion lab.

In all seriousness, yesterday's tornado outbreak was horrible, and it's looking already to be a fierce and memorable and tragic year for tornados in North America.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

How Crater Lake was formed, in four parts

Swiped from Green Gabbro. Totally.

(more detail)

Crater Lake is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It's a bit off the beaten track, but worth your trip. Bring your camera. In the winter, bring your cross-country skis.