“ We know the worth of water when the well is dry.” -Ben Franklin
Since it is Water Week – It is Moes turn to shine – or in this case shimmer in the water!
He has water-breathing gills and can travel in the seas for as long as needed. He and his family can adapt to sea or land as needed. Moe’s job as Minister of Clean Water is a natural fit for him. While swimming he preforms water tests as well as notes underwater spots of beauty. Part of his job also includes marking problem areas. Unfortunately these areas are more common than he would like. Botaniumus citizens are used to clean azure water and areas that are not pristine make them all very sad.
Moe will be chatting about water, water conservation and any other water issues he feels like this week!
Even though it is not Fun Fact Friday – here are two cool tidbits of water info. – “More than 99% of our living planet is ocean.” Edith Widder #TED – The largest height variation between the highest mountain and the deepest point in the bottom of the ocean is about 12 miles.
Wessie wants you all think about this oddity… Breaking the Horizon – Two Days Early
“Several weeks ago, the sun rose two days earlier than normal in Greenland. This news spread fast around the world. While some people cried out that this was a foreshadowing of a 2012 disaster, others blamed global warming or optical illusions.
You may be thinking “the sun rises every day, why is this a news story”, but in Greenland the sun doesn’t rise every day. Days are dark for several months in the winter because of the country’s location and the sun is never high enough to break the horizon.
Residents of Ilulissat, Greenland, a small town on the western coast, see the sun every year on 13 January. However, this year the sun actually rose two days early on 11 January around 1pm.” Read more at http://www.organicbugblog.com/
Wessie asks -” Is it becoming too warm? What are your thoughts on this story? Is global warming the cause or do you believe another theory?” Let him know in a comment.
Well, Vabooms and Maggies nail polish has worn off for they had to go out and SHOVEL Snow and Ice again! They are going back to Jollies Herbals for a new manicure. BTW, they ALL decided to match and went with pink (including Runcus!) After a visit to Jollies, everyone feels so much better! A little beauty goes a long way. Today drawing is the “after” image.Unfortunately nail polish can be a big bad nasty for our health. Do you know many nail polishes contain Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP (Phthalates which is called a plasticizer.) Luckily, there are plenty of other options out there without those “nasties” in them. This web site has a nice list: http://www.thechicecologist.com/2010/03/nail-polish/
Follow the gang on Twitter to see a close up of Runcus nails and hair bow! (@botanicalbb)