Waiting for my friend at the bar.
This is my first post from my mobile. Later I`ll see how it looks.
We´ve got something big around here. It´s our beautiful glacier! Perito Moreno Glacier is about 80km from where I live, and it´s the main attraction of this tourist point. Why? because is one of the few (if not only) glaciers that can be visited without having to take a boat, or hike for hours, or do anything physically demanding. You just get to the parking lot and there it is, and if you fell adventurous, you just take the stairs and walk the 5km of paths to get different views. It is also the only glacier in the National Park (which has more than 300 of these) that is not shrinking, which is good news now a day!
But the real show takes place every couple of years (some say it is every four years, but nature has its own clock). It is when the glacier reaches the peninsula and blocks the water flow from the left arm to the one you see on the right, which leads to the main body of the Argentino Lake. A huge mass of ice is accumulated there and the water from the left pushes for a couple of months, until one day it makes its way through and starts leaking to the right side. That´s when the expectation begins, now the water erodes the ice making a beautiful ¨bridge¨ and everybody waits to see the big rupture.
I almost forget about the big thing here, it is 250 km².
Please, click on the image to get a good view.
I took the panoramic picture above last month. The picture below was taken on January, when the ice was reaching the peninsula.
For this week´s challenge I choose a glacier, Perito Moreno Glacier, which is the natural attraction of the place I live. It looks like a still mass of ice, but in fact, it moves all the time but we can´t notice. We only notice when it looses a part of itself, that´s the movement we get to see, and here are the pictures!
And the big picture…
A couple of weeks ago, before the snow arrived to town, we went out for lunch and a beautiful walk on the bay, me and my love. That was one of the days I always remember when feeling down. I was so happy, having lunch with my boyfriend, take a walk on the bay, enjoying the winter sun, taking pictures with my Holga (for the first time!). Just perfect. These are the moments that make me remember that this is all I need, to spend a nice time with the love of my life (and if I can take pics meanwhile, that´s better!).
A friend of mine once told me: ¨Maybe you expect too much from life¨, when I heard that I was like: ¨What?! Of course I expect a lot from life, I´m still in my 20´s, I´m supposed to expect a lot from life!¨. Years pass under the bridge, (fortunately I´m still in my 20´s, not too late) and I think this is what he meant. This is happiness for me.
This is us.
I particularly like this one, looks like it could be taken from an helicopter, but actually it was taken from 20 cm above the ground.
On 21 June it snowed a lot, so on Friday I took some shots. This was quite a big snowfall for us (but I warn you, this is not Canada!)
This is the view from the kitchen´s little window.
This is a looot of snow for us, I´m happy!
Remember the mushrooms? well, here they are surviving the winter…
The entrance to our home…
The stream behind our house.
The twisted tree… love this one.
And last but not least…
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This pics were taken about 3 years ago, when I lived in Ushuaia.
This pics could fit in the Water WPC but… too late, I want to post them anyway, so here they are, frozen water I found in a rusted wheelbarrow.
Better later than never. Here are my pics for this old WPC:
I love finding different shapes on ice, just like I do with clouds.