Watermelon snow, also called snow algae, red snow, or blood snow, is Chlamydomonas nivalis, a species of green algae containing a secondary red carotenoid pigment in addition to chlorophyll. This phenomenon is especially common during the summer months in the Sierra Nevada of California where snow has lingered from winter storms, mainly at altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet. Compressing the snow with your boot leaves a distinct footprint the color of watermelon pulp. The snow even has a fresh watermelon scent.
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Silk II, 2004.
Kiki’s Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便) is a Japanese animated film produced, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki in 1989. It was based off a novel of the same title and the movie revoles around the themes of growing up, imagination, creativity, talent, inner-self discovery, hard work and confidence of the film’s protagonist, Kiki.
Peach Blossom - Peach’s Final Smash. Images of the princess border the screen and a rain of peaches falls. While this is happening, all the other characters fall asleep. So, Peach’s dilemma is this—does she eat the peaches to lower her damage, or does she smack around her dozing enemies? Take stock of the situation and choose the path that leads to victory.