I normally like to sum up the weeks happenings before we go into the weekend with a Name that Lava competition and a riddle. But i could not find much to report on volcanoes. We saw 2 bad earthquakes and aftershocks. One in Costa Rica and one in southwestern China. The death toll is unfortunately still rising. See Earthquake Report for more details.
Here is this weeks lava pic!
This weeks NtL image was sent in by someone who will stay anonymous for now and she/he also asks the questions and will, most likely go around shouting Ding Ding within an appropriate time.
Easy one this week, four points available
1) Q: What am I?
2) Q: Where am I?
3) Q: When was I born?
4) Q: What is the local savoury ‘fruit’?
Our evil riddle master Alan sent a new edition too. (Don’t ask me, i don’t know the answer.)
I sound as if my home area is from Eastern Europe-ish! Wrong! You may find a ruffed mouse tho’!
Where is my type locality?
What are my main constituents?
What rarity has been landed on my shores?
And i want to share 2 images. Both of something as unspectacular as sand. One was collected by a friend close to Gullfoss recently and the other sample originated in Riad, Saudi Arabia. Both images share a magnification of only 100 fold.
Have fun guessing and spend a nice weekend
As many of you have noticed I disappeared for a while. In the end even I have to work for my living, so I ended up with some 160 hour weeks.
During my leave of absence many people stepped up and helped out with marvelous posts that I am reading up on now. But I still would like to say a personal and heartfelt thank you to Spica. Nobody could have done a better job of it!