A King Tide is a non-scientific term people often use to describe exceptionally high tides.
Tides are long-period waves that roll around the planet as the ocean is “pulled” back and forth by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun as these bodies interact with the Earth in their monthly and yearly orbits.
Higher than normal tides typically occur during a new or full moon and when the Earth is at its perigee, or during specific seasons around the country
I had the good fortune to attend the Rose Parade in Pasadena this year. It was the 128th parade. Through friends of mine I was able to have a seat in the grandstands about twenty feet away from the floats. We were also given a tour just for the three of us through one of the barns where the floats are assembled. Image 1 shows some of the assembly working progress. Image two shows more of the work and image three shows the float in the parade.
Hawaii’s float, “Spirit of Hawaii” was near the front of the parade. It was the winner of the Sweepstakes Trophy this year. Images four and five show our float.
David Hockney http://www.hockneypictures.com/home.php
David Hockney, OM, CH, RA (born 9 July 1937) is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. An important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.
Saturday, December 17, 2016 – 5:30pm to Saturday, January 28, 2017 – 4:00pm
We touch, taste, smell, hear, and see the world around us, assembling our notions of what is though our five senses. Sharing those impressions, we develop a social consensus of reality and orient around the surety of that consensus.