While the snow piled up in my hometown, this Volcanohead decided to make like a snowbird and migrate to a warmer part of the world for a few days. But did I head for a resort beach where the off-season lack-of-tourists and springtime-like temperatures would be a welcomed respite? Nope…I headed straight for the nearby…
This crater I find particularly lovely. It has a certain “refinement” about it and suddenly I feel like I should be wearing a black tie and jacket. Extra Credit (1 point) – What is this crater called?
Sorry for my late postcard, but Li’l Volcanohead had an impromptu celebration to attend. This is several of several hundred craters in the area. I guess at one time this volcano was having a celebration of its own as only a volcano can…and now these craters are “sleeping it off”.
This place is truly out of this world. Point of fact I feel like I am on a moonwalk…… no..I mean a moonwalk. …oh dear..one more try..*ahem*…..a MOONwalk….. Oh bother! I feel like I am perambulating on the Lunar surface. Extra Credit (1 point): Name a volcano on the Star Trek planet Vulcan.
If there is one thing the holiday season makes me want to do, it is to get away from the holiday season in specific and noise and nonsense in general. And what better place to do just that than in Japan on Honshu in the Gumma Prefecture among the numerous hills and domes of Harunasan…
This volcano’s profile is an irregular mess of peaks and lava domes. This caldera formed no later than 40,000 years ago and is now full of a lake. Extra credit (1 point) – What is the lake called?
This cone is older than the one in my first postcard, and it seems the local humans are not too worried that it will erupt any time soon. Extra Credit (1 point) – What do you call tephra particles between 2 and 64 mm in diameter?