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One thing I’ve always wanted to learn more about is Earth Science and Mathematics. I’ve said for years, if I could live my life over and had wonderful supportive parents I would have become a scientist, more particularly a volcanologist. I can see me chasing, studying and exploring both dormant and active volcanoes all over the world.

I found these photos on the web.

I would also combine my earth sciences with mathematics. Math has always fascinated me and I am a natural at it.

Other earth sciences I’ve always been interested is weather particularly tornadoes and microbursts. Chris and I were in the woods in Colorado and we were in a microburst. I felt so energized by it. I had not heard of a microburst before then, so thankfully I had no idea to be scared. It literally takes your breath away as the wind swirls around you.

Driving back from to our campground, we followed some of the track of the microburst and big lodgepole pine trees were blown down in it. We were amazed that we didn’t get hurt or injured. I so enjoyed the moment. However, Chris having been a meteorologist in the US Army, knew we were in a bad situation.

The other area of earth science I could be interested in is earthquakes. But that kind of goes along with volcanoes since volcanoes cause earthquakes. Although the earthquakes I’ve experienced were in Southern California in the 1970s. Once again, I love watching the floors wave across the room and the walls shaking up and down in our apartment. Fortunately, I was in a building made for earthquakes.

This is an old photo I scanned in from a photo I took back in 1995ish. This is Sunset Volcano located in Arizona.

We visited Mt Lassen volcano in 1997. Here are a couple of photos from then as well.

That’s me nearly 25 years ago now.

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  1. Yeah, Mathematics!
    I’m a college graduate and I studied some heavy level of calculus and algebra in few semesters but let me tell you one thing for sure; the simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, which I learned in primary school, is the only mathematics I excel in right now πŸ™‚

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  2. Not sure I’d relish floorboards waving across the room and the walls shaking up and down. We don’t get many large quakes here, but I was in a little one in Santiago back in 2008. Watching everything sway from the 25th floor of the office building I was working in freaked me out, while the locals stood by giggling at me.


    • In my first earthquake (I was 9 or 10 years old), there was a Japanese family living in same apartment structure. They laughed at us standing on the second story patio just watching. Then they told us to get down on the ground. They feared the patio would collapse. πŸ˜€ It didn’t, but we were smart enough to get on the yard.

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  3. That would be fascinating to study volcanoes.
    We were in lots of little earthquakes while in Japan. Such a strange feeling when they happen.
    Now, weather would be a great choice! πŸ™‚


  4. I agree. I have always wanted to see a volcano. There are a few on the Pacific Rim a few thousand kms away. We should go and visit Graham in Hawaii πŸ™‚


  5. I can see you as a scientist and a mathematician. You certainly have the background and aptitude for both of those. Our first earthquake was on our first Sunday in CA. We heard a train go by and the house shook at 5:00 am. Mark and I looked at each other and said, “Where are the train tracks?”

    Of course, there weren’t any. The earthquake his Coalinga. We got up early then and he realized that I hadn’t packed his Sunday shoes. All he had were what he called his “toilet shoes.” (He worked his way through Bible College as a janitor.) He was devastated about having to preach in toilet shoes with holes in the soles. (Nothing wrong with a holy soul in my book, but he didn’t see it my way.) We called one of the members, and he borrowed a pair of black boots thus cementing our friendship for the rest of Mark’s life.


  6. this is fascinating Cee . I had to visit as I know my friend Marsha and others do your contests a lot. Lovely to meet you and your beautiful flowers etc. Great work! πŸŒˆπŸ™


  7. Earthquakes are interesting, especially coming from somebody who got caught in one mighty one while I was inside a toilet and was 9 months pregnant. Couldn’t forget that experience.


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