Hello, I’ve know that I haven’t posted in several months, and I apologize. I just entered high school, and life is crazy. I will try my best to get a post in at least once in two weeks. And big news, I got a new camera: Nikon D5200. I’m really happy about this, I’ve been asking for a DSLR for a while now.
I’ve been taking a lot of pictures with my new the past few months. Here are some of my shots:
That was pretty much the summary my photography in summer and fall. Winter is just around the corner! If you are interested in seeing more of my photography, click on the one of the pictures from my flickr photo stream>>>
This year my parents planted some vegetables in the backyard garden. Each year we plant eggplants, cucumbers, basil, squash and other vegetables. A new addition to the garden was beans. As you may have noticed in the title, I have written this post for my friend, Silvia. Here is a poem I wrote about the garden.
That’s the way I like it.
I’m willing to share.
Taking good care
They try to get some
But always fail.
So come on over,
We can garden together.
Spring is finally upon us, bringing flowers! The first flowers to pop in my yard were Daffodils, and Dandelions(more like weeds).
Additionally, this is a concoction I made up for my mom.
Just a nice photo set up.
To me, January and February are the most busiest months of the year. Piles of school work, competitions, extra curricular activities, and the cold weather just seems to make it worse. This year, January and February had a bunch of events going on, but I managed. Before, I had no reason at all, to use a planner. But now, I need one. Without it, I would have no idea what to do first, or what was important. I might have forgotten to do some assignments, study for tests, or prepare for competitions.
Now that it’s March, everything has seemed to cool down for me. School work has just faded to a daily routine. It’s bound to pick up again after spring break, but that’s okay. I’ll be ready. 🙂
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A cargo plane which I saw passing overhead.
It’s been such a long winter! Only one month left!
I want spring already…
I just had my eighth grade science fair at my school, and my experiment was quite interesting.
My partner, Jenny, and I observed the differences between the reactions of two kinds of bar soap when microwaved for a certain time. The two bar soaps we microwaved were Dial, and Ivory.
First, we microwaved each soap for one minute, and the second time for two minutes. The Ivory soap puffed up like Souffle, and the Dial soap flattened like a pancake.
Why did this happen? When Ivory soap is being made in the factory, air is pumped into it, resulting in several air bubbles inside the soap. When the soap is microwaved, the air molecules gain more Kinetic energy, and move faster and farther apart from each other, causing the soap to expand. This demonstrates Charles’ Law, which states “As the temperature of a gas increases, so does its volume.”
Ivory – Before Microwaving
- Ivory – After Microwaving
The Dial soap, on the other hand, does not contain as many air bubbles. Therefore, it just melted and flattened onto the plate.
Dial – Before Microwaving
Dial – After Microwaving
When I woke up in the morning a few days ago, the first thing I saw through my window was trees and bushes caked in ice. When I took a closer look, I notices that the ice had formed a spiky formation on branches and twigs.
What I heard was that if there is fog on a day in which the temperature is below freezing, you get these cool formations. Fog is made of water droplets. If the temperature is below freezing, the droplets a cooled, allowing them to remain a liquid in the air. After the droplets touched a freezing surface, they froze in that position and shape, creating these formations.