The First Days Of Autumn

“Nothing is more fleeting than external form, which withers and alters like the flowers of the field at the appearance of autumn.” Umberto Eco

Well, it’s that time of year when the days shorten, the weather gets cooler, and leaves turn golden, and then…fall. Autumn is here—the time of year for the harvest, for giving thanks, and preparing for winter. So, let’s talk about the changing of the seasons and what it means, starting at the very beginning.

The Beginning of fall: 

This is when the leaves change colors and we get to experience magnificent fall foliage. The…

In Awe Of The Aurora Borealis

“And the Aurora Borealis was out. I’ve seen it only a few times in my life. It hung and moved with majesty in folds like an infinite traveler upstage in an infinite theater. In colors of rose and lavender and purple it moved and pulsed against the night, and the frost-sharpened stars shone through it. What a thing to see at a time when I needed it so badly!” – John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America, 1962

Awesome and Awe-Inspiring: the Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis or “the Northern Lights” is one of nature’s…

The Fascinating Sun

All About the Sun

When you look up at the night sky, it’s easy to see all the stars. Did you know there’s a star you can also see clearly during the day? It’s the sun, the star in the middle of our solar system. In fact, the word “solar” means “relating to the sun.” Without the sun, the Earth couldn’t exist. It gives us light and heat.

The sun doesn’t always look the same. Sometimes there are special events that change how it looks. Solar flares and eclipses are a couple of examples. The sun also changes things…