Archive for December, 2012

Of the Singapore 2012 New Years

Fireworks explode over Marina Bay during New Year celebrations in Singapore January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Chong (SINGAPORE – Tags: ANNIVERSARY CITYSPACE SOCIETY)

Fireworks explode over the Marina Bay as Singapore welcomes the New Year on January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Chong (SINGAPORE – Tags: CITYSPACE SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)

Of the White Bengal Cub Winter

SS: i went and visit the two baby cubs in phoenix wildlife world zoo during christmas weekend. the baby bengal tiger cub is now has a name. her name is winter. she was the only one in the baby nursury. fitz was moved outside and she took over fitz room. she is very playful like fitz. it is amazing to me that these adorable little baby cubs grow up to become ferocious hunters. well these two don’t but if they were in the wild they would. i wont see her for two weeks so she will grow a lot in that time i am sure.

Of the “Marilyn in New York” Times Square

A commuter inspects the Sam Shaw’s photographs during the “Marilyn in New York” exhibit at the 42nd St. subway station for the B,D,F,M and 7 lines, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 in New York. The exhibit is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s “Arts for Transit” program. The show opened Thursday and will be up for a year. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

A commuter inspects the Sam Shaw’s photographs during the “Marilyn in New York” exhibit at the 42nd St. subway station for the B,D,F,M and 7 lines, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 in New York. The exhibit is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s “Arts for Transit” program. The show opened Thursday and will be up for a year. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Of the Sun Moon Alignment King Tide Waves

Visitors watch waves crash on a cliff in Pescadero, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The National Weather Service says so-called King Tides — caused by a rather unique combination of how the sun, the moon and the earth align — will bring the highest tides of the year on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Along with the high tides, forecasters say a building swell will bring large breaking waves to area beaches. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

A surfer rides a wave in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The National Weather Service says so-called King Tides — caused by a rather unique combination of how the sun, the moon and the earth align — will bring the highest tides of the year on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Along with the high tides, forecasters say a building swell will bring large breaking waves to area beaches. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Visitors watch waves crash on a cliff in Pescadero, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The National Weather Service says so-called King Tides — caused by a rather unique combination of how the sun, the moon and the earth align — will bring the highest tides of the year on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Along with the high tides, forecasters say a building swell will bring large breaking waves to area beaches. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Of the Tungurahua Volcano Eruption

The Tungurahua volcano emits an an ash-filled plume as seen from Huambalo, Ecuador, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. The country’s National Geophysics Institute says that a constant plume of gas and ash is rising about half a mile (1 kilometer) above the crater, with ash falling on nearby communities. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano spews large clouds of gas and ash near Banos, south of Quito, December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Campana (ECUADOR – Tags: DISASTER CITYSCAPE SOCIETY)

Of the “Society and Maya’s Time” Itzamana

The Maya temple of Kukulkan, the feathered serpent and Mayan snake deity, is seen at the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, in the southern Mexican state of Yucatan, in this picture taken May 3, 2012 and made available to Reuters on December 17, 2012. Dec. 21 marks the end of an age in a 5,125 year-old Maya calendar, an event that is variously interpreted as the end of days, the start of a new era or just a good excuse for a party. Thousands of New Age mystics, spiritual adventurers and canny businessmen are converging on ancient ruins in southern Mexico and Guatemala to find out what will happen. Picture taken May 3, 2012. REUTERS/Mauricio Marat/National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)/Handout (MEXICO – Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)

A man in Aztec warrior costume dances in front of the Pyramid of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza in Yucatan state, December 20, 2012. The archaeological site of Chichen Itza is expected to receive approximately 30,000 people on 21 December, almost twice that in the spring equinox on March 21, according to the Institute of Archaeology and History. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Garcia

A figurine of Itzamana (C), the creator of writing, knowledge and the Mayan calendar, is seen as part of the archaeological exhibition “Society and Maya’s Time” at the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, December 19, 2012. This week, at sunrise on Friday, December 21, an era closes in the Maya Long Count calendar, an event that has been likened by different groups to the end of days, the start of a new, more spiritual age or a good reason to hang out at old Maya temples across Mexico and Central America. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO – Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)

Of the Mount Lokon Eruption

Mount Lokon spews volcanic ash during an eruption in Tomohon in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province December 17, 2012. Indonesia’s Mount Lokon, which has erupted 800 times since July, erupted to spew hot lava and volcanic ash as high as 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) in the north of Sulawesi island, a government official said on Monday. REUTERS/Stringer

Mount Lokon spews volcanic ash during an eruption in Tomohon in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province December 17, 2012. Indonesia’s Mount Lokon, which has erupted 800 times since July, erupted to spew hot lava and volcanic ash as high as 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) in the north of Sulawesi island, a government official said on Monday. REUTERS/Stringer

Of the Arizona White Bengal Tiger Cub

SS: i have been visiting the black jaguar cub Fitz every weekend for last few weeks and when i went this weekend they have a new baby girl bengal tiger cub .. she is seven weeks old and she is right next door to Fitz .. they brought her in from the cold because she was with her mom until friday and it has been raining and cold.. that is an electric blanket she has there and she has a heater in her room too .. i didnt notice her at first till i heard her crying and looked in there and there she was . talk about surprise. she is like fitz she come right up to the window . then she went to sleep .. she does not have a name yet.

Of the Arizona Black Jaguar Cub Fitz

SS: fitz is doing well .. i have seen him every weekend for several weeks .. he likes to play a lot .. i know fitz pretty well .. he plays for an hour and then he goes to sleep .  i always show up right as the zoo opens so there is hardly anyone at the zoo that early and that is when he is awake.. i’m glad he is still in the nursery because it has been cold outside lately .

Of the Napoleon Battle of Austerlitz

History enthusiasts dressed as soldiers fight during the re-enactment of Napoleon’s famous battle of Austerlitz near the southern Moravian town of Slavkov December 1, 2012. Hundreds of history enthusiasts took part in the re-enactment of the battle to mark its 207th anniversary. REUTERS/David W Cerny (CZECH REPUBLIC – Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)

History enthusiasts dressed as soldiers fight during the re-enactment of Napoleon’s famous battle of Austerlitz near the southern Moravian town of Slavkov December 1, 2012. Hundreds of history enthusiasts took part in the re-enactment of the battle to mark its 207th anniversary. REUTERS/David W Cerny (CZECH REPUBLIC – Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)

History enthusiasts dressed as soldiers fight during the re-enactment of Napoleon’s famous battle of Austerlitz near the southern Moravian town of Slavkov December 1, 2012. Hundreds of history enthusiasts took part in the re-enactment of the battle to mark its 207th anniversary. REUTERS/David W Cerny (CZECH REPUBLIC – Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)

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