It might not be a giant step for mankind, but Saturday’s launch of a piloted space capsule known as Shenzhou-9 marks China’s breakthrough into the exclusive club once made up only of the United States and Russia. And as far as womankind is concerned, there is another first. One of the three astronauts in the capsule is a woman, 33-year-old Liu Yang, the first Chinese woman in space.
Date Night © Colin Eadie
Despite my newfound fear of birds, chickens are still pretty awesome. When they’re safely enclosed and unable to harm me.
I hope you all have an amazing weekend. And to all the fathers, have a happy day tomorrow.
Friday…1.0 (via Thursday)
I’m not sure how often this happens, but I’ve never seen it before: crepuscular rays on both the west and east horizon at the same time — or crepuscular and anti-crepuscular rays occurring simultaneously. I’m staying out in the wilds of Minnesota this summer, with great views of both horizons and captured these images last evening, June 9, 2012. The word crepuscular means “relating to twilight,” and these rays occur when objects such as mountain peaks or clouds partially shadow the Sun’s rays, usually when the Sun is low on the horizon. These rays are visible only when the atmosphere contains enough haze or dust particles so that sunlight in unshadowed areas can be scattered toward the observer.
Then occasionally, light rays scattered by dust and haze sometimes appear on “antisolar” point, (the horizon opposite to the setting sun). These rays, called anti-crepuscular rays, originate at the Sun, cross over the sky to the opposite horizon, and appear to converge toward the antisolar point. Anyone else ever seen this before?
Indoor garden update:
Everything is growing so well. The herbs have outgrown their sweet little three inch pots. They just grow up so fast.
The tomatoes are looking really impressive, and 3 jalapeños are growing, plus tons more blooms.
It’s amazing how much plants can teach you about patience.
And lastly, the succulents are still living. And being protected by Officer Marcel (his self-proclaimed title).