Your mountain is waiting #welovemountains


thToday is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way.
~Dr. Seuss

In case you didn’t know, today is the eleventh International Mountain Day.   Seeking to broaden awareness, the United Nations General Assembly designated December 11th as International Mountain Day. While I don’t live in a mountainous region, I do understand the important role mountains play in our water and food supply. Mountain awareness is important as mountain ecosystems are essential to the ecological health of the planet.

The rainmaker
Because mountains act as natural barriers for wind, there’s nowhere for the air to go but up. At higher elevations, this air cools. In a complicated process of moisture in the air meets cold upper atmosphere meets a drop in pressure, clouds form and continue to rise. Water droplets suspended in the cloud vapor grow and eventually become too heavy to stay suspended. This is when the clouds dump rain and snow on the mountain tops. And that translates into a lot of fresh water on one side of the mountain. Deserts are often found on the other side or lee side in what’s called the rain shadow. If you don’t know what the lee side is, imagine the wind is blowing hard and you duck out of the wind behind a large boulder. You’re on the lee side — the calm side.

There’s more to mountains than weather:

More~
http://youtu.be/E_-103QkOWE
Mountain Farming is Family Farming
http://www.un.org/en/events/mountainday/
http://www.mountainpartnership.org/

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imagesIt’s not your imagination. it is snowing on my blog. Members of my Exquisite Quills group have been sharing how to make it snow on various blog setups. Notice this wordpress bog has little floating flakes that go opposite of where you put your cursor. Apparently this fun little decoration here will disappear all on its own in January.

Weather is a little more complicated on my other blog. I entered specific HTML code and now my blog has six-sided falling snow flakes.
I just love learning new things.  🙂
Take a peek!

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Vintage Greetings

holly7As mentioned earlier this month, my husband and I are building a vintage postcard scrapbook — one postcard at a time. The album covers 100 years from 1860 to 1960 and has many slots yet to be filled. In the spirit of the season from now until New Year’s Day, I’ll share cards from my collection. Scroll down to see previous posts.
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Here’s one of those scarce ink cards I mentioned last week. Inks were hard to come by a few years after WWI and so we see the mostly white background.

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RB4U purpleToday is Author Gemma Juliana’s blog day.
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Romance Books ‘4’ Us ~
The December contest is on at RB4U! The top prize this time is a $100 gift card to Amazon or B&N. The horde of remaining prizes will be split between two winners.
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About ~RoseAnderson

Rose Anderson is an award-winning author and dilettante who loves great conversation and delights in discovering interesting things to weave into stories. Rose also writes under the pen name Madeline Archer.
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2 Responses to Your mountain is waiting #welovemountains

  1. treknray says:

    I love mountains and even more so the sea. Everything else is low on the totem pole.

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