Monday, May 28, 2012

A Personal Voyage of Scientific Discovery

"We embarked on our journey to the stars with a question first framed in the childhood of our species and in each generation asked anew with undiminished wonder: What are the stars?~Carl Sagan

It's time to explore our Universe!
Image Credit: Orrery by Ant-ix

I love to learn about space and space exploration. When I was a little girl, I would wake up early before school to watch the space shuttle launch, and dream about one day going to Space Camp. I loved going to the planetarium, and I would collect star books and try to find the constellations in the night sky. As my own daughter has grown up, we have begun to share a curiosity about what lies within and beyond our solar system.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Fun Spring Flower Crafts!

Let's make some beautiful flowers!

As spring peaks and summer closes in on the Phoenix valley, Kat and I are taking stock of the flowers we have in our garden before the heat causes them to wither away. Spending time with our flowers and vegetables is a wonderful way to start our day. In fact, we're still seeing new flowers on our tomato plants, and we're watching some of our herbs flower as well (hopefully we'll be able collect some seeds this year!).

As we spend as much time outside as possible before the heat sets in, Kat and I have had many discussions about our garden, how the flowers and plants grow, and all of the organisms who have a hand in our bountiful harvests. Kat was particularly interested in the flowers, wanting to know what all of the parts are and what they are for.