Saturday, July 12, 2014

Glacial Follow Up on Sadieday

We forgot to mention on our post yesterday why the glaciers, especially the Hubbard Glacier, are so blue.  It might have looked like Mommy added color to the photos but she doesn't have a clue how to do that didn't.  It truly is that blue...
The reason is because the glacier ice is so dense that it absorbs all colors of the light spectrum except for blue making it the only color we see...
Pretty cool huh?  Another thing they learned while they were there was how to tell if a valley was formed by a glacier or by water.  Valleys formed by water are in the shape of a V like the Grand Canyon but valleys formed by glaciers are in the shape of a U like this...
Now that our geological refresher course is over, it's time to bring on the smiles this Sadieday.  We could do that by showing a cute pile of sled dog puppies...
Or by showing you how our sisfur Sadie's used to love bones...
As long as they didn't get her feets dirty...
MOL!
She was silly but she always made us smile!  We hope you have lots of reasons to smile today!  Be sure to spread those smiles around since you never know who's day you'll change with just a smile!

Enjoy your Sadieday and have a great weekend!

22 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Have a great weekend!

Fuzzy Tales said...

The photos were wonderful -- we saw the previous post's photos too. Our human wishes she had had a digital camera when she was on her cruise to Alaska, eons ago. :-)

Those pups are just so, so adorable...as was Sadie, of course.

Peace.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

PUPPIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We LOVE AngelSadieday fur it means Mom will soon be mine

AND we khan get the chance to get khaught up on the khool pikhs from the trip!

Angel MERDIE!!! liked to keep her feety feet khlean too - and so does Khousin Geufy!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: My post today should be khalled Snakhkday Saturday - just sayin' ;-)

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Sadie's way of eating her bones reminded Mommy of Whisky. She tried hard not to get her feets dirty too. MOL!

Duni said...

Thanks for explaining! I was wondering about that blue colour too! Those photos of Sadie with her feets spread wide...that's too cute :)

Catherine said...

That is so cool how blue those glaciers are! And a pile of puppies - always a smile inducer as is seeing old photos of Sadie! Sweet girl!
xo Catherine

Mr Puddy said...

BOOTIFUL !!!
And blow kisses to Miss Angel Sadie :)

Have a great weekend
xoxo

Marg said...

Wow, those glaciers are just gorgeous. Interesting about why they are blue. And of course we love seeing your smile, Sadie. You always make us smile. You all have a great day.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Sadie is the best!
ooo...cute puppies!
The Alaska photos are stunning.
The ice is blue because of the glacial flour mixed in (which absorbs all light except blue...). If there's a lot of this flour, the water/ice is silvery gray.

Kitties Blue said...

That final photo of Sadie certainly made our mommy smile as did those puppies. Thanks for telling us about the glaciers. Mom never thought Alaska was someplace she needed to see, but your posts and photos are starting to change her mind. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Grace said...

Thanks for the info on the blue color - My fav photo in this post is the last one - Smiling Sadie....

Sandee said...

What a lovely cruise you had. Thanks for the history lesson too.

I so loved Sadie. I remember lurking over here seeing your posts about Sadie or the kitties or all three.

Have a woof woof Sadie day. Scritches to the babies. :)

laura brown said...

Beautiful photos!

Thanks for sharing...

Noodle and crew

Katie Isabella said...

I forgot why the ice was blue but I knew it naturally was. Thank you for the information. Been several years since my youngest went on a Photog expedition.

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

WHat gorgeous photos! Happy Sadieday to you too!!!

The Island Cats said...

We didn't know that about glaciers. Thanks for the geology lesson. :) And thanks for sharing those cute pics of Sadie. She always makes us smile.

Katnip Lounge said...

Our Mommy (the science geek) loved learning those "cool" facts!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Those blue pics are amazing!!! Really beautiful!! Love the little sled dog pics and of course...special SADIE!! She was so sweet!

Ann said...

that is very interesting about the glaciers. They are a pretty shade of blue too.
Those puppies are so cute but I think Sadie has them beat :)

Memories for Life said...

The blue is just so cool!
And those puppies are down right adorable! Sadie is such a cutie not wanting to get her paws dirty :)

Oui Oui said...

Those puppies are too cute, as is Sadie with her clean paws. I had a dog who adored her bones too, she had one everyday for breakfast. I love learning new things and I didn't know about the "U" shaped valleys!

behrrake said...

Wow, gorgeous photos of your trip! Mom said when she and Dad have gone to Canada, they saw pretty blue glaciers like that too. I haven't seen them myself.

OMD!!! The puppies are sooooooo cute!!!!

♥ Behr Behr :)