When you still #feelthechill while waiting for spring to arrive. ~Romeo☃️ . . Hope everypawdy is doing well. Hoomans have been exceptionally busy but we’re keeping them in line. I’m still wobbly with meow arthritic pain challenges. King Kieran will be seeing the vet this coming Wednesday to do another chemo blood-work checkup. Hu’mom is going to enquire then if I can undergo rehab for my weak balance issues. We miss you all. Posts will be quite sparse but thanks for staying with us. Kitty kisses!
Completely missing the beautiful skies of Australia, the best nights were sitting here watching the sun go down. With the sky drawing you in with its wonderful colours, the bright orange glow with the different tints of purples and pinks above a beautiful field of nature. `It’s a big and beautiful world out there. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don’t want to be most of us!’
Walking around Dallol is a surreal experience. The region is notable for its natural physical-chemical extremities. It combines a vast salt plain and one of the most acidic natural system on earth! Those perfectly made salt formations and the Multi-coloured hydrothermal fields take your breath away. This is a spectacular landscape! This multi-coloured scene is made up of salt deposits, hot springs and miniature geysers. The little lakes are natural chemical-filled. No life can live there apart from some bacteria called “polyextremophiles”, which are adapted to extreme acidity, high temperatures and high salinity. The colours of the site change from white and light green to yellow, orange and red . So how these colours were formed? These are made of dissolved salts and inorganic iron oxidation as well as because of the presence of sulphur and potassium. Walking in Dallol's crater, can be dangerous, the salt crust is extremely delicate and fragile. The water in the pools is boiling and large quantities of toxic hydrogen sulphide gas as well as chlorine vapour are realised in the air making it difficult to breath if you stay long hours. If you fell into the boiling and extremely acidic waters you are in big trouble! There are no hospitals in the area. #extreme#dallolethiopia#adventuretravels#adventureland#adventurer
A day in the life of Tala... #muttclothtalks - once a week we try to get up into the mountains - look how close they are to the Quito! . . Usually my kids wake me between 6:30 and 7 - luckily Tala never wakes us and would happily stay in bed till 10 or 11 every morning. While I get the kids ready, Tala usually moves to our bed and creates a large nest by rearranging the duvet and pillows. . . After the bus comes for my older son, Tala and I take the car and drop off my little one at his school, we then drive about 20 minutes to the teleférico which is dog friendly and in 10 minutes sends us 1,000 meters higher to 3,900m altitude. . . We then feel like we are a world away from the city. This is probably Tala’s favourite place to frolic as there are rabbits to chase and we rarely encounter other dogs. Away from the main trail to the summit we also rarely encounter people.... . . After our morning run either on the mountain or in one of our nearby parks, Tala usually retreats the sofa and alternates between sofa and sunbathing on the balcony for the rest of the day. . . She eats her food with the kids and then tends to lurks opportunistically. She always goes out for a quick pee in front of our building before bed and then usually dashes back to check if there was anything worth licking in the dishwasher. If she’s too late and hears it’s been turned on already she does a quick 180 and runs off upstairs to bed... Share about your dog’s day or special quirks with #muttclothtalks 😊
The earth gives; the earth takes 🌏 . I came here to write about how it is still safe to visit Hawai’i- and it is, and I am. But the news and reality of people’s lives changing forever is humbling, as is the witnessing of new land being created. We are in awe . 🙌🏻