One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Transforming Friday with Nature's Wonders

Hello toads and poets - today we're going to muse on Lake Hillier, Australia!

Lake Hillier is a lake on Middle Island, the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherche ArchipelagoWestern Australia

You guessed its intriguing draw...the remarkable pink color is cause for pause! 

Lake Hillier is a bubble-gum-pink and it's literally just a few steps away from a “normal” colored Southern Ocean.

Scientists speculate that it’s color is caused by a reaction of sea salt and sodium bicarbonate (which you know as baking soda), and/or caused by red halophilic bacteria in the salt crusts.

This clip, (while slightly on the obnoxious side), is mildly entertaining in its dry-humor and highly informative in its scientific explanation about the phenomenon of this natural wonder. If you can tolerate it - its worth the three minutes...I think. :)

Explore this location and allow your poetic heart to swim in rosy water awhile...submerge and surface with any aspect of this place that inspires you. 

It could be as far-fetched as a giant's discarded glob of chewing gum, one could employ metaphor or delve into the microscopic realm of the red halophilic bacteria...point being, the challenge is open for the poet's choosing. 

Please, write something new and specifically for this post, link up and visit the others listed and feel free to join late...we'll be sure to check back for new links to read! 

Thank you so much for writing and I hope everyone has a wonderful and peaceful weekend. 

:)'s  Hannah

Images featured are borrowed from web, "free images."


Björn Rudberg said...

Love the perfect Barbie vacationspot.. this one I will muse upon... something is bound to come up.

Grace said...

Very interesting on that color of the lake ~ Thanks for bringing me out of my writing hiatus Hannah ~ I wrote a short one this morning before I leave for work ~ Happy Friday to all ~

Outlawyer said...

So strange. I am staying with someone so couldn't put the sound up on the video and couldn't hear it! But the pics are so interesting that you have posted. k.

Björn Rudberg said...

My offering today is not very deep.. and there certainly is something more weird than beautiful with a bubblegum lake

Hannah said...

Thank you all for indulging poetically in this intriguing place and for leaving me comments...much appreciated! I will make rounds to read you all. :)

Happy weekend peeps!!

Margaret said...

discarded chewing gum! ha ha I have a busy theatrical weekend - two children are in community theatre plays but I will try to wake up in the morning and participate. Thanks, Hannah

Gillena Cox said...

i found the photos so interesting, i ventured into wikipedia to read more
thanks for another nice prompt

much love...

Susie Clevenger said...

Such a beautiful place Hannah! I want to go!!

Hannah said...

I had a visitor this afternoon so I'm just now getting back to read and post...I'm so glad that you guys are enjoying this. :) Thank you!

Lolamouse said...

I love Hank Green! He's such a nerd! His brother is pretty great too!

Hannah said...

I thought he was entertaining, too!! I'm glad you enjoyed, Lolamouse!

Marian said...

Mr Linky's not taking my link, so here it is:

really interesting, Hannah!

Susan said...

Lake Hillier, it seems, is inviolate, accessible only by sight from above! I'm afraid the Barbie provided an image that overpowers the pink and location of the Lake and made me think of messages to our girls.