One of the most beautiful and oldest lakes in the world, estimated at 760,000 years old, Mono Lake has the look of an alien planet. Its haunting beauty is a photographer’s paradise. The shimmering blue water reflects its amazing landscape. An immense inland sea, the 70 square mile lake fills a natural basin which is 700 square miles in size. The lake is located just 13 miles east of Yosemite National Park in California.
The trouble with Mono Lake began when the city of Los Angeles, located hundreds of miles to the south, started diverting water from the Mono Basin in 1941. The diversion has cut the lake’s water level in half and has doubled its alkalinity and salinity which severely damaged the lake’s ecosystem. An extended court fight has finally stopped the water diversion and the lake is growing once again.
Perhaps the most intriguing of Mono Lake’s natural phenomena are the tufa towers, visible along much of the shoreline. Tufas form exclusively underwater when calcium comes into contact with carbonates, causing a chemical reaction which results in limestone. Over the course of decades to centuries, the build-up of limestone causes a tufa tower to grow. Declining lake levels have exposed the tufa towers we see today. Some of these towers have grown up to 30 feet.
i can’t imagine drinking capri sun out of a bottle. it would not be right at all. i feel like the act of drinking it out of that little plastic straw is so integral to the essence of capri sun that bottled capri sun would barely taste like anything
so i might hang out with sarah and her friend tomorrow
i really hope i do because she seems super nice but she’s a year older than us so naturally i’m intimidated as hell AND she’s in colorguard with me this year
and i know sarah wants me to go so if i can’t go it’s because her friend doesn’t want me to and that’s a terrifying and sad reality i might have to face soon
i want to go out today but i’m also pretty nervous because meeting people is scary
Anonymous asked: 9, 11, 13, 14, 20, 21, 36, 41
9- Any piercings?
I only have my single lobes, but I want to get my second/maybe third lobes and maybe cartilage.
11- Best friend?
Maybe Maddie? Over the past year I’ve gotten closer to a lot of people, but she’s still one of my best, if not best, friends.
13- Biggest turn ons?
Liking the same stuff I do is a huge one, having the same general sort of religion as me, being nice and funny.
14- Biggest turn offs?
Short haircuts on guys, muscles, really not knowing how to dress themselves, and acting better than other people.
20- What I hate most about myself
Either my arms or my Scottish calves
21- What I love most about myself
Eyes or hair
36- Where would I like to live?
Honestly, probably Scotland. Or maybe Canada.
41- Where do I want to be right now?
Travelling would be good, but for now I’m just happy about today.
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