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Le record de vitesse du vent sur Terre a Ă©tĂ© Ă©tabli lors d'une tornade dĂ©vastatrice touchant l'Ă©tat de l'Oklahoma aux États-Unis en 1999, avec des vents atteignant la vitesse stupĂ©fiante de 512 km/h.
Cet événement climatique exceptionnel, qui a malheureusement provoqué la perte de 40 vies, a été marqué par la présence simultanée de jusqu'à 70 tornades.
À une telle intensitĂ© de vent, mĂȘme le revĂȘtement bitumineux des routes a Ă©tĂ© littĂ©ralement dĂ©chirĂ© !
En dehors du contexte des tornades, le record de vitesse du vent atteint 370 km/h, enregistré au sommet du Mont Washington en 1934.
Il est important de noter que ce record n'a pas été mesuré directement (aucun équipement ne pourrait résister à de telles conditions), mais plutÎt par un radar évaluant la vitesse des gouttes d'eau transportées par le vent.
Bien sĂ»r des vitesses bien supĂ©rieures ont trĂšs bien pu exister dans le passĂ© sans avoir pu ĂȘtre mesurĂ©es...
The wind speed record on Earth was set during a devastating tornado that hit the US state of Oklahoma in 1999, with winds reaching a staggering 512 km/h.This exceptional climatic event, which unfortunately caused the loss of 40 lives, was marked by the simultaneous presence of up to 70 tornadoes.At such an intensity of wind, even the bituminous covering of the roads was literally torn up!Outside of the context of tornadoes, the wind speed record reaches 370 km/h, recorded at the summit of Mount Washington in 1934.It is important to note that this record was not measured directly (no equipment could withstand such conditions), but rather by radar assessing the speed of water droplets carried by the wind.Of course much higher speeds could very well have existed in the past without being able to be measured...
Nice Vibe with the MusicScore!
Alps - Fresh snow in the making We start the new week with plenty of sun. In the mountains, it will again be very mild with a #VG between 3500m (W) and 3200m (O). High #Fiona will gradually weaken further and from Wednesday it will be over for the time being #Kaiserwetter and depressions with their disturbances will take over the weather scepter again. With a W to NW high current, maritime polar air masses will flow out over the Alps. Temperatures in the mountains will be 10 to 12 degrees lower. On Wednesday, a first disturbance #koufront above 1200 to 800 meters will produce fresh snow again. More snow will follow in the period from Thursday to Sunday. Precipitation center of gravity #sneeuwval in the W to NW Stau areas, where 30-80cm and locally/higher up even more will fall. SVG most between 1000 and 1500m. #Gornergrat Riffelberg | 2582m #Zermatt #Oberwallis
North doors (13th Century CE) of St Edward's Church, Stow-on-the-Wold, England flanked by trees.

If you walk around the churchyard towards the north porch, you will stumble upon what’s known locally as ‘The Yew Tree door’ or ‘The Hobbit door’. It’s no secret that the ancient and magical yew trees of Britain have guided us for centuries and are shrouded in an air of mystery.

In fact, you’ll find most ancient yews in churchyards as they have a sacred status. The tree’s ability to regenerate from “deadwood” represents life, death, and resurrection which strongly echoes chapters of Christian texts.

With yews having lifespans of over 3000 years, who knows how old these trees are that wrap themselves around this doorway? Although it could never be proven, they have surely stood here throughout the town’s most historical moments. What we do know is that the wooden door was placed between them around the 13th Century CE.

It is possible, looking at the stained glass windows above it and the oil lamp, that it was ‘revamped’ in the Gothic Revival style during JL Pearson’s renovations. Whatever the case, it is just like something from the pages of a fantasy novel! You could almost imagine opening the door and entering the portal into another world.

There is a local legend that says that J. R. R. Tolkien visited Stow-on-the-Wold on his many tours of the Cotswolds while he was an academic at Oxford. Many say that J. R. R. Tolkien was inspired by this door and used it to create the western entrance to the Mines of Moria and Doors of Durin.

Which is interesting as I’m am reading Clarissa Pinkola EstĂ©s’ Women who Run with Wolves, & came across this poem about yew tress posted by Gaby here:
Poem "Advice to Outsider" from The Dangerous Old Woman, audio, Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype, by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, ©2009, All Rights Reserved

Now so long ago, the yew tree was considered a junk tree, and was bulldozed at the drop of a blade. Later it was found that taxol, a mighty cure for certain kinds of cancerous cells was found beneath her bark. Then, in many minds, she became the treasure tree. But for those who knew her all along, she was always treasure.

“Advice to the Outsider.”

Like the blessed yew tree,
hold on.
Remember your treasure.
Develop it daily,
even when it doesn’t show.
We never know
when we will be needed.
We never know
when our gifts will be needed.
We never know
when our gifts will be discovered
by us, by others.
But it’s our work to continue.
Being discovered is not the work...
the work is the work.
Ever and ever.

Amen. And a little woman.
So may it be for you,
so may it be for me,
and so it may be for all of us.

and with love,
Ice flowers...
These ice crystals form on sea ice in cold, calm conditions. They are created when moisture from seawater rises into the freezing air and condenses around imperfections in the surface of the ice.

Fleurs de glace...
Ces cristaux de glace se forment sur la glace de mer par temps froid et calme. Ils se forment lorsque l'humidité de l'eau de mer s'élÚve dans l'air glacial et se condense autour des imperfections de la surface de la glace.

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