My topics have been running into the "Stranger Than Fiction" category this month, which adds to the fun of Science, Space and Disasters.
Personally, I believe in Dragons, and think they are overall "good." It is our perception of beauty that causes some people to miss out on the unique creatures Dragons are.
As a little kid, when we would drive down to Tijuana, or through the Sierra Nevada Mountains, I could not help but to see the outlines of giant beings, covered gently in grass, trees and fields.
I would look up into the sky when we had really blue skies, and really white clouds, often with zero percent opacity, and find matching size creatures in the skies.
You could say that it was the product of an over imaginative youth, but considering the myths,stories and legends that speak of these very beings, how can they be dismissed out of hand?
The weather systems at work on the Eastern side of the Cape can change abruptly bringing rain and cold. In Where the two oceans "really" meet* the following is a paragraph which gives a summary of life in the Drakenberg Mountains: *"The Drakensberg Mountains; located in South African side of the Cape Augulas, East of Cape Good Hope look barren from space, but down on the ground there is a unique and diverse population of mammals, raptors, birds, grasses, amphibians, weather patterns and more."
Pronghorns, Baboons and Vultures are keys in the eco-cycle of the Drakensberg Mountains.**