Happy Birthday JON!

Gusto kong batiin ang aking matagal na sinusundang blogger ng “maligayang bati!”. Stalker niya ako online. Di man ako regular na nag-a-update ng aking blog eh patuloy kong binibisita ang mga naging kablogkada ko since 2007 i think or 2008. Grabe ang harutan noon sa kanya-kanyang blog, pero now, mukhang tumino na kami LOL!

Happy birthday JonCabron, may you have more birthdays to come! Keep on writing, keep on hoping, keep on holding on… Life’s gonna be sweeter in time. 🙂

The Pinnacles, Western Australia

Just one of the lovely places hubby and I visited during our 3 month long honeymoon… char!

The Pinnacles are limestone formations contained within Nambung National Park, near the town of Cervantes, Western Australia. A good two hours and a half drive from Perth.

Shempre, di mahuhuli ang kodakan moments.

Formation of pinnacles

The raw material for the limestone of the Pinnacles came from seashells in an earlier epoch rich in marine life. These shells were broken down into lime rich sands which were blown inland to form high mobile dunes.
The mechanisms through which the Pinnacles were formed from this raw material are the subject of some controversy, with three mechanisms having been proposed:

-They were formed from lime leaching from the aeolian sand (wind-blown sand) and by rain cementing the lower levels of the dune into a soft limestone. Vegetation forms an acidic layer of soil and humus. A hard cap of calcrete develops above the softer limestone. Cracks in the calcrete are exploited by plant roots. The softer limestone continues to dissolve and quartz sand fills the channels that form. Vegetation dies and winds blow away the sand covering the eroded limestone, thus revealing the Pinnacles.

-They were formed through the preservation of casts of trees buried in coastal aeolianites where roots became groundwater conduits, resulting in precipitation of indurated (hard) calcrete. Subsequent wind erosion of the aeolianite would then expose the calcrete pillars.

-On the basis of the mechanism of formation of smaller “root casts” occurring in other parts of the world, it has been proposed that plants played an active role in the creation of the Pinnacles, rather than the rather passive role detailed above. The proposal is that as transpiration draws water through the soil to the roots, nutrients and other dissolved minerals flow toward the root. This process is termed “mass-flow” and can result in the accumulation of nutrients at the surface of the root, if the nutrients arrive in quantities greater than needed for plant growth. In coastal aeolian sands which have large amounts of calcium (derived from marine shells) the movement of water to the roots would drive the flow of calcium to the root surface. This calcium accumulates at high concentrations around the roots and over time is converted into a calcrete. When the roots die, the space occupied by the root is subsequently also filled with a carbonate material derived from the calcium in the former tissue of the roots and possibly also from water leaching through the structures. Although evidence has been provided for this mechanism in the formation of root casts in South Africa, evidence is still required for its role in the formation of the Pinnacles.

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Unie’s Special Days

Sa fashionista kong pamangkin, Unie, maligayang bati sa yo! 10 years old ka na? Dalagita ka na kaya maging good girl ka parati sa Mama mo.

But we are very proud of you for being the top 3 student sa class ninyo! Talagang every year since first grade you’re making your mama proud of you and of course all of us, your titos and tita. hehe… We are just here to support you all the way!

Happy 3 months Budoy!

Ang aming reynang aso na si Beauty ay nanganak na naman last January 2. And as usual, lahat ng mga babies niya eh naka-reserve na sa mga kapamilya din naming gustong-gusto magka-doggie. Pero shempre, alam din naman namin na maalagaan sila at mabibisita namin sila anytime. This time, nag-iwan kami ng isang puppy at ako ang mommy niya.

We named him “Budoy”. So meet our Budoy!