I’m Back!

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:

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Cedar Waxwing

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firework red

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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>>>

Thanks,

kittycat501

Lookin’ Out My Back Door

Today’s daily prompt from the daily post is Lookin’ Out My Back Door “Look out your back window or door — describe what you see, as if you were trying to convey the scene to someone from another country or planet.” 

The link: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/prompt-back-door/

When I look out my back door, I see a series of things. The first thing which catches my eye is the vegetable garden. It is a couple of feet high, and has soil filled in it almost to the top. A wooden barrier or boundary surrounds the garden, with a step stool in front for people to tend to the garden.

Another thing I notice is the next door house. They have a fence which separates our property from theirs. There is a small rectangular window in the side of the home. There are two pine trees in the backyard, a little taller than our house.

Coming in closer to my house, there is a deck, a reddish-brown color. Robins, sparrows, doves, and occasionally hawks or cardinals perch on the railing. They play, fight, and feed. In the spring, sometimes I even see small chicks learning how to fly.

-kittycat501

Liebster Award

I have been recently nominated for the Liebster award by Aarya & Veda. The post: http://thafreebird.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/the-liebster-award/

 To be honest, at first I thought that this was fake, but then I looked it up, and I stand corrected. This is my first blogging award.

The Liebster award is given to new bloggers, to discover new blogs.

These are the rules:

 Link back to the blogger who nominated you.

 Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.

3. Nominate some other bloggers with less than 200 followers.

 Go to the blogs you nominated and notify them of your nomination.

 Give your nominees 11 questions to answer.

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I will now answer the questions which I was asked:

  •  Why did you start writing a blog?
  • I wanted to share my ideas and and and thoughts with the world.
  •  If given chance, which fantasy world would you like to live in and why?
  • I would live on Cybertron, form Transformers.
  • What was your first post on your blog?
  • It was discussing the Relevance of this blog.
  • What is your take on live in relations?
  • I don’t understand this question…
  • Which is your favorite book and why?
  • The House of The Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. It is a perfect mix of science fiction and adventure.
  • Do you believe in love at first sight?
  • I have no idea..
  • The top 5 destinations you want to cover in your life.
  • Mt.Everest, Australia, Belize, Paris, and California
  • Which of your childhood memory is the prettiest one, please brief.
  • Riding down to the park on a tricycle.
  • What’s the thing you wanted most in your life?
  • A dSLR camera.
  • Which incident has touched you most in your life?
  • I’m not quite sure of  this.
  • What’s your relaxing mantra?
  • “Check the key signature.” It’s not exactly relaxing, though.

My nominees:

http://imaginativeuniverse.wordpress.com/

http://inunisonblog.blogspot.com/

My questions are:

1. Do you close the closet door when you go to bed at night?

2. What is your favorite hobby?

3. Why are you such a cucumber? LOL

4. Favorite food?

5. Do you like orange juice?

6. What is your usual bedtime?

7. If you had a superpower, what would it be?

8. Worst fear?

9. Have you ever sang in the shower?

10. What is your biggest pet peeve?

11. What is your favorite color?

-kittycat501

 

If I could Turn Back Time…

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(Artwork from the second grade)

 

Today’s daily writing prompt from the Daily Post is “If I could turn back time

If I could relive a part of my life, it would be the elementary school years. Those were the careless, free days. School days were kind of like daycare. We would play many games, do fun activities, and get lots of recess. (I remember playing four square with a bunch of friends outside. I was really good at that game. XD)

We never had to worry about anything important. Our only problems were things like, “He budged in line!” or “She took my spot!”

That is why I would like to relive and cherish those first years of my life. No work, responsibilities, or worries.

However, being in middle school, I am still relatively care free. I’m not quite a young adult, or a small child. I am right in between. When I’m older, my opinion on this topic might change. I have many more years to go. 🙂

-kittycat501

Cliques

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After being in middle school for the past two and a half years, I have noticed something. You’ve probably noticed it too.

Cliques.

My school isn’t like the stereotypical middle school which you see in movies and TV shows. There are cliques, or shall I say groups of friends with labels. I’m not sure whether this calls for other people, but I find it hard to make friends and work with several people from a certain clique all at once.  They always ignore you, and share several inside jokes. But when it’s just you and one other person who doesn’t have their friends with them, it runs really smooth. You act as you were best friends.

I think that we all do this unknowingly. That’s why I have started to make more of an effort to include everyone in group work and other activities.

-Kittycat501

The Busiest Months of The School Year

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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. 🙂

-Kittycat501

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Science Fair

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.”

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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.

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Dial – After Microwaving

-kittycat501

Spiked Tree Branches

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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.

-kittycat501