LEONTINE’S WINNERS ARE!
ME! ME! AND ME!
Oh, come on!
Oh O.K.,! Well, since you’re all yelling at me….I guess you’re not gonna let me be the winner!
Come on…. please?!! Pretty please??? Man you girls are mean!
OH, All right all ready! So, if I can’t be the lucky pup to get this win (and I really wanted to be!) I’ll kindly pass it on to PIXIE!!!
Hon, you’ve just won yourself a free reading!!! WooHoo! Me Irish Greens are filled with envy! You lucky thing you! ;-)
Contact me at HOUSTONAWKNIGHT@tampabay.rr.com and I will explain how you get it. *be warned – I’ll try to talk you into giving it to me!* Teheheheheheee.
AND THE SECOND PLACE WINNER – For an Intuitive Drawing autographed by Leontine is our Contest Queen - Blodeuedd! Congrat’s Sweetie!
And you, contact me at the above addie and send me your snail mail address so I can pass that on to Leontine.
Leontine, it was awesome spending the week with you. I so enjoyed learning more about you and sharing it with all our blogger friends. You’re a wonderful person and I’m so glad we met on a more personal level, even if only in cyber space!
This has been a most enlightening week. Thank you for bringing such positive energy with you!
Now, on to this weeks blog.
Are You A Map Person?
250 million years ago there was a mass extinction on the planet and the very first Dinosaurs appeared on the Earth.
This is where my maps begin. I love maps. I could cover my walls in nothing but maps…I guess in some past life I must have been a map maker. I was looking at a series of maps today that showed how the Earth’s continents first looked. It’s amazing!
The original Earth was supposedly one huge landmass that stretched from pole to pole during the Triassic years (220 million years ago). If I were to use known lands to describe this mass; all continents were stuck together except for what we now call Asia, but only the upper portion of it was above water. It looks as if the Arabian Peninsula was cut half way up, and a part of the lower half of India was there, later a mountain ridge was produced when the land masses collided forming the Himalaya’s all the way up to the Kamchatka Peninsula. What a day that had to be….it would put a crimp into my shopping day, I tell ya’ that.
This one huge landmass surrounded by the Panthalassa Ocean was called Pangaea. It was filled with great herds of dinosaurs.
It took 65 million years later for the Earth to offer a new face…during this time the land began its movements…shaking and rocking until what is now knows as North America separated from the land we call Africa today. It split around the southern end of Mexcio just north of Guatemala and pulled away from Pangaea. At this time Pangaea Northern tip would have been the very north tip of Africa and been one solid piece of land all the way down to Australia.
An interesting side note: Did you know 500 million years ago Australia was in the northern hemisphere? It was and through millions of years floated all the way down to the South Pole then drifted North-East to where it sits today? My, I thought the Irish got around but those Aussie’s have out done us in this category.
A large Island, possibly the mystery land of Atlantis, or what looks like Europe today was formed and rested between this new landmass (North America) and another; what could be most of Asia all the way down to New Guinea. Forming a new continent called Laurasia.
Did you know the original name of Atlantis was Lamuria?
Anyway, this move formed an ocean called Tethys during what they call the Late Jurassic era.
By this time Pangaea is referred to as Gondwana. The lower half of this old continent separated as well, forming what would later become part of the South Pole and what would appear to be Australia.
During this space of time the Earth’s sea levels rose over 650 feet; making each of these continents separate from the other.
It took only 28 million years to change again. During this Cretaceous time most of lower half of North America was under water. What we know as New Foundland and Europe are floating islands during this time and China has an ocean view along the Himalaya Mountains.
Then disaster struck. It would seem in a very short 21 million year period during the Mid-Cretaceous time, about 106 Million years ago. An Island of jagged land in the western sea rises – today I’d call this island the Rocky Mountains. Only the upper half of North America is visible. Atlantis appears to have gone partly under raising the lands we know as Europe today, up to joined the land of Asia, forming what we know as the North European Plain. The British Isles haven’t separated as yet from this great mass, but the Northern half of Scandinavia is forming.
Mean while the solid mass of Gondwana has a major change in its continent as well. What becomes known as Africa separates from South America. And the island of Australia floats further east. The large landmass forming the South Pole pushes further south.
From this time to now…there was another mass extinction.
Cataclysmic change rocked our planet. Forming the Rocky Mountains; pushing them into the sky and into the North American continent connecting Central America and attaching it to South America. The United State emerges from under the sea. The Island which some may call Atlantis goes completely under and leaves the remnants of islands and land we now call the British Isles. Asia rises up higher and becomes the continent it is today. As the tops of other lands only remain to form Islands we call The East Indies, New Guinea and New Zealand.
Our world, like our lives, is constantly changing…I wonder what of my life would look like mapped out in front of me, as I look at the life our Earth has lived…and changed?
Why the changes in our landmasses? Because we believe we stand on solid land doesn’t mean it isn’t floating across this blue globe of ours. Our world is always changing and will continued to change long after human’s have left this Earth…it’s kind of like life, wouldn’t you say?
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