Simply known as the “Blue Pond,” the beautiful body of water in the town of Biei in Hokkaido, Japan seems to change colors right before visitors’ eyes. Depending on how the light falls, or in Japanese photographer Kent Shiraishi’s opinion, “because of the weather,” the picturesque pond can be a breathtaking turquoise blue color or a stunning emerald green.
In the months of October and November this year, Shiraishi captured these shots of the green pond with snow covered trees rising out of it. The artificial pond was created as part of an erosion control system that was built to prevent damage to Biei in case of an eruption by nearby Mount Tokachidake. The blue color of the pond, for which it is known, has not been fully explained but is attributed to the presence of aluminum hydroxide in the water that reflects the shorter wavelength blue light the same way the earth’s atmosphere does. What a dreamy spot for photographers.
christmas eve what about christmas adam
happy christmas adam to all men’s rights activists
Please stop pestering us with things like this. This has nothing to do with men fighting for their rights. Eve is short for ‘evening’. Please don’t turn activism into a joke. Thanks.
Someone isn’t having a good christmas adam
Christmas Adam: December 23rd. Comes before Christmas Eve and is generally unsatisfying.
Sami Man with child & reindeer, Finnmark, Norway, ca. 1890
Sext: Ashes. Dust. Salted quartz.
I taste you on the crumbling
gold-flaked light and in
all the distances between
and where you are.
So after calling my doctor every day last week and getting no response, I called again this past Monday and said I felt like I have been abandoned and I still haven’t gotten my referral to a pain specialist. This is important because he refuses to write me any pain medication to go with my chemotherapy anymore. (I wrote a post on it in my health log. He’s apparently notorious for this and for discrediting patient’s symptoms.)
So his assistant calls back and checks into things and I need an appointment with my GP to get a referral to a pain specialist, it turns out. So I try to schedule my appointment with a GP and they can’t see me till NEXT YEAR. I’ve had various problems with the clinic I go to, one of them being I never see the same doctor twice. Officially sick of this, I’ve decided to change doctors.
Unfortunately, since I’m on Medicaid, the BEST doctors I can get are rated 3/5 stars on Health Grades and usually those doctors are no longer accepting new patients. A lot of the better doctors are not even accepting Medicaid patients anymore.
After two days of going through the list, checking backgrounds and calling EVERYONE. I finally found a doctor that was 3/5 stars, accepting new patients, accepting Medicaid patients, and able to see people without waiting over a month. I’ve changed my primary to Dr. Surekha Bandlamuri and HOPEFULLY it will be a good choice (since I’m only allowed to change doctors ONCE a year on medicaid.) Having someone who KNOWS me and what I’m going through regularly is going to be a great help not to mention I’ll get referrals for a pain specialist, dermatology and a referral (hopefully) to Mayo Clinic so they can try to figure out what the fuck is wrong with me.