Road closures, specifically I-82 at the Oregon/Washington State line have me shutdown due to weather, snow and wind.
Was looking at what to post and decided I and maybe you needed something not winter.
This shot is from October 2017 and taken near the Santiam Rest Area near Jefferson Oregon. The Santiam River is to the left about 200 feet out of the picture, but the path here takes you along the rivers banks.
I’ve pulled some nice pictures from this rest area and the woods nearby, all easy walking distance from the parking lot. Maybe enough for it’s own album. Might do that today if I’m stuck here much longer.
I have food, diet coke, slow but mostly useable internet, so I’m in good shape. Getting paid to stay safe, I like that. Hope everyone’s having a cozy Sunday.
More to worry about. The earth’s outer liquid iron core seems to be moving and that can cause magnetic polar reversal, the current moving of the magnetic North and weaking magnetic fields that also protect us from our Sun’s radiation.
While we should be concerned about Climate change, (Well at the moment I’m ready to go back to Global warming.) I’m also wondering how much the declining Earth’s magnetic polar fields could be affecting all kinds of things. Apparently the North and South poles regularly switch positions,
This is from British Geological Survey
"How often do reversals occur?
As a matter of geological record, the Earth’s magnetic field has undergone numerous reversals of polarity. We can see this in the magnetic patterns found in volcanic rocks, especially those recovered from the ocean floors. In the last 10 million years, there have been, on average, 4 or 5 reversals per million years. At other times in Earth’s history, for example during the Cretaceous era, there have been much longer periods when no reversals occurred. Reversals are not predictable and are certainly not periodic in nature. Hence we can only speak about the average reversal interval."
Here’s a Wikipedia link if you’re interested and looking for one more thing to possibly worry about.
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