Diligent Spider

Last five nights in a row, a spider spins his web outside the door of our side yard. We have spiders spinning webs everywhere. This particular spider anchors his web in a large area, then spins the biggest web I have yet to see. I tried my best to get the light from a good angle to capture the size of the web. I also include a poem written in October 2016.

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A tiny spider

Labors every night

Spins his web, in

Perfect symmetry

Innate architect

He waits for his prey

A fly, a moth, a butterfly

Meal for the night

Reward for the labor

Before Dawn

Down his trap

Hides away

When night is nigh

He starts his day

Spins his web, again

August 21, 2017 – Total Solar Eclipse

https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive

NASA Television will air a multi-hour show, Eclipse Across America: Through the Eyes of NASA, with unprecedented live video of the celestial event, along with coverage of activities in parks, libraries, stadiums, festivals and museums across the nation, and on social media.

Map of the U.S. showing the path of the 2017 solar eclipse
The total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, stretches across the U.S. from coast to coast, providing scientists with a unique opportunity to study the eclipse from different vantage points. NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio
Credits: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio

On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a total eclipse will cross the entire United States, coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. Weather permitting, the entire continent will have the opportunity to view an eclipse as the moon passes in front of the sun, casting a shadow on Earth’s surface. And plans for this once-in-a-lifetime eclipse are underway – scientists are submitting research proposals, NASA is sharing information on safe eclipse viewing with community centers, and citizen science projects are developing.

Over the course of 100 minutes, 14 states across the United States will experience more than two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day. Additionally, a partial eclipse will be viewable across all of North America. The eclipse will provide a unique opportunity to study the sun, Earth, moon and their interaction because of the eclipse’s long path over land coast to coast. Scientists will be able to take ground-based and airborne observations over a period of an hour and a half to complement the wealth of data and images provided by space assets.

Fullerton City Tour

We have been living in La Habra, California for twenty-five years. City of Fullerton is behind the retaining wall in our backyard. We do a lot of thing in Fullerton such as go for walks in Laguna Lake, biking on trails, eat at the restaurants, have my hair done, or go to the hospital. We drive through downtown Fullerton hundreds of times, but have never taken a leisure walk in that area.

This morning we went on an Fullerton downtown tour organized by a lady from our church group. We walked 45,000 steps in two hours according to several peoples’ apps.

“Fullerton was founded in 1887. It secured the land on behalf of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Historically it was a ,center of agriculture, notably groves of Valencia oranges and other citrus crops.

In 1886, the city began negotiations with George H. Fullerton, president of the Pacific Land and Improvement Company, also a Santa Fe subsidiary. They offered free right-of-way and half interest in the land to the railroad and name the city after him. On July 5, 1887, the negotiation came through and the railroad station is now the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fullerton,_California

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Daily Prompt: Organize

SoCS August 12, 2017 – Guess

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “guess.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy! – Lind G Hill

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Guess! Is my daughter going to have a boy or a girl? I don’t know. They don’t know either. They didn’t want to know. They want to do it the old fashion way.

Back in the days when my older sister started having babies. Her first one was a boy, so was the second one. She wanted to have a girl, so she went on to have the third child. The third child was a boy also. She finally stopped and stayed on contraception. Ten years had gone by, and that year she couldn’t afford to pay for the contraceptive drug. She got pregnant. It was a beautiful girl. What a delightful surprise.

With technology, we can make a prediction of many phenomena, experiment outcomes, or business developments. In personal life, many situations are unpredictable.

We cannot guess with an accuracy of what tomorrow will bring. We face them as they come with acceptance and positive attitude and handle them the best way we can.

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SoCS August 11, 2017 – Guess

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Golden Lion Dance

“This week’s theme of Golden flows forth from the wondrous tones that I discovered on the island of Skye.” – Frank

We were invited to attend my friend Dr. Edward Wong’s 80th Birthday Party. In Chinese culture, Lion Dance is a common feature in major events such as Chinese New Year, an opening of a new store, or major anniversary of a business. In this event, it was Dr. Wong’s 80th Birthday. He is a successful business man. His guests included Congressperson, Assemblyman, City Counsels, other government officials, and business owners.

 The Décor of the party was the red, yellow, and golden colors that signify positive energy and prosperity. His Lion Dance team was dressed in those colors.  

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The Golden and Red Lions
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The five lions with the Golden Lion in the center
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We had a photo taken with the birthday boy and his loving wife!

Frank at Dutch goes the Photo: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Golden Lion Dance

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in August – Y2

“It is time for another PICK A WORD theme. Here are the words to choose from: Setting, Nubilous, Motley, Growth, Nautical     

I hope you’ve enjoyed my selection of words and images.  As usual for this theme, you can do one word, or more or all five. It’s up to you.” – Paula

I decided to pick two words. My favorite subjects of photos: sunset and moving clouds.

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Setting in Huntington Beach, CA
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Setting a little more before calling the day
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Nubilous – cloudy above my house
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Nubilous – clouds piling up, going somewhere

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Paula at Lost in Translation: Thursday’s Special – Pick a Word in August Y2