The countdown has begun. Eleven more days to go to witness the Great American Eclipse.
On Aug 21st I am going to witness my first Total Solar Eclipse here in the US. You are science buff or not so science person, every one of us will witness this unusual event which never happened here in the US in 99 years. This is the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse since 1918. Anyone who is in a 70-mile band that goes from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a complete blotting(for 2min 40 sec) of the sun for a brief period of time.
This will be my second total eclipse. I had a vague memory of my first solar eclipse when I was a child growing up in India. It was a total darkness, birds started to going back to their nests thinking it was evening… and within a few minutes, the sun was back. Everything was normal, but it was one of a kind event.
Today I was looking for eclipse glasses to buy. While shopping, I came to know about many other facts of this solar eclipse. Here are a few things you may want to know.
Just delicious. Awesome place for tasty fudge and other sweets.
A wonderful world of chocolate fudge, apple candy, and other sweet treats from the Fantasy Fudge Factory – Cliffton Hill, Niagara Falls, Canada. Here you can watch fudge making and get freshly made on-site chocolate goodies.
I have come to believe that hard work and a good attitude can get you further than you could ever dream, and unfortunately, this is a really basic lesson that doesn’t come up in most career advice. It’s kind of cheesy, but sometimes life is cheesy for a reason.
– from the book ‘Who Thought This Was Good Idea?’ By Alyssa Mastromonaco
What’s our Identity? Who are we? From where our ancestors came from? We talk a lot about these things these days. Today I saw Ancestry.com is selling DNA testing kit for $65. The other one 23andMe advertises for $100. I don’t know, to know more about ourselves is a good thing or a bad thing. I am not yet ready. But it will be always there in the back of my mind. Continue reading
The chrysanthemums are also called as mums or chrysanths. It’s almost mid-August and fall mums are blooming.
These perennial mums are my favorite ones. I always had them in my garden for many years. Two years back my lovely mum bushes died. So last year I started again with a couple of other perennial mums. It paid off. Now, these perennial yellow mums have started blooming. Other mums are also having lots of buds and will start to bloom in a week or so.