Something oriental

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Re: Something oriental

Postby MikeK » Wed May 06, 2015 10:27 am

It's actually a Dassault F1.

I think it's something with the predicted jet stream shift, but I have no idea what they would be observing...

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Re: Something oriental

Postby CIMA » Wed May 06, 2015 6:53 pm

Answer: It's mirage!

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Re: Something oriental

Postby lowangle al » Fri May 08, 2015 12:07 pm

That looks like fata morgona, an illusion created by temperature inversions.

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Re: Something oriental

Postby CIMA » Sun May 10, 2015 8:51 am

One of edible flowers in spring.

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Do you eat flowers in your country?
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Re: Something oriental

Postby MikeK » Sun May 10, 2015 11:44 am

Some people eat flowers. It's not common, and I never have. I couldn't even tell you what ones are edible.

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Re: Something oriental

Postby connyro » Sun May 10, 2015 11:57 am

I've never heard of eating hibiscus but google set me straight! We eat jumping jacks, nasturtium, garlic scape, etc. Dendrobium phalaenopsis are edible too, but not really palatable. Flowers are usually served as an edible garnish and not as a dish here. Like the parsley sprig or kale leaf of years past, flower garnishes are usually shoved to the side of the plate instead of being eaten.

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Re: Something oriental

Postby connyro » Sun May 10, 2015 12:03 pm

lowangle al wrote:That looks like fata morgona, an illusion created by temperature inversions.


We get that effect quite often on Gitche Gumee during the summer. Low, rocky islands a few miles off-shore appear distorted and super-tall on some summer days. Very cold surface water and warm air seem to be the ticket.

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Re: Something oriental

Postby CIMA » Sun May 10, 2015 8:29 pm

connyro wrote:Very cold surface water and warm air seem to be the ticket.

They say that the flow of wind matters also.
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Re: Something oriental

Postby CIMA » Sun May 10, 2015 8:39 pm

The red flower of the picture is Japanese camellia (tsubaki).
Though we seldom eat it, we deep fry it together with other mountain vegetables.
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Re: Something oriental

Postby CIMA » Wed May 13, 2015 6:54 pm

[video]https://vimeo.com/127513688[/video]

Guess for what those thin wooden films are used. :-)
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