Perhaps because of the heat here in Kentucky (mid 80s to low 90s temps) I am quite ready for fall. School has been in cession for a week and a half, homework is piling up page by page and the fantasy football draft started today. Despite not being able to control the outdoor climate I thought I could at least make our home environment reflect my fall mindset. Specifically, today I cut some sunflowers that were auburn in color and placed them on the table to complete my dining room look. Here’s an artistic close up – enjoy!
Today, I watched a short documentary on birders in Central Park. I thought the people who were interviewed shared the same enthusiasm I have for birds. One interviewee remarked, “Seeing a new bird is almost like seeing something as magical as a unicorn for the first time.” Although, some of the bird-watchers were definitely more fanatical than me (observing birds and notating their presence several days a week) none-the-less it was fun to see the diversity of birds in Central Park throughout the four seasons. If you are a fellow bird lover be sure to check out this short documentary Birders: The Central Park Effect.
Summer for me, will officially come to an end when I trade in my free time for classes and homework. That’s right on Tuesday I’m back to school! I am quite eager for the change. So look forward to more educationally themed posts along with a dash of astronomy!
This well-known modern science-fiction novel follows the life of military prodigy Ender Wiggins. Ender’s world is set many years into the future; Earth is controlled by an oppressive government. Here parents are limited to only a few children; they are selected at an early age for military service. This difficult tale is a coming of age story of a little boy that seemed destined to become the savior of mankind. He is charged with protecting Earth against the Buggers, a hostile, alien race. Besides Ender’s task the requisite of his superior officers was equally as vital, to not destroy the child.
Ender’s military start begins at Battle school where the children learn military tactics, history and frequently face each other in battle scrimmages. Each newcomer or “launchie” eventually becomes a part of an army. Here they train rigorously. The children eat, sleep and practice with their fellow army members. The battle room, the flash suits and the zero gravity environment are just a few appealing components of the story that will intrigue space enthusiasts and science fiction enthusiasts a like.
I found this novel brilliantly written and quite interesting. I would highly recommend this to any adventure/science fiction reader!
The cute little kitty from the previous post was adopted into our home. After many conversations between my husband and I, and after realizing this little guy was not causing me to sniffle and sneeze like most kitties… as well as a rather positive vet check-up we decided to keep him. He has the sweetest personality and most of all he loves to cuddle. Here is the newest member to our humble home, Milo: