Saturday, March 5, 2016

Colorful, Scientific, Textural, Edible

I don't know how the subject came up, but I happened to be talking to someone during dismissal one day last week and our afterschool aide was nearby at my counter and saw me showing my little paper crane that Clare had sent me (see this post) and mentioned that she also did origami.  Then, this week she brought me these cranes and box that she had folded.  

Our school Science Fair was held this week.  I took a quick walk around the gym and checked out some of the science projects.  

The teacher in charge was really "charged up" about this one that used a set of batteries and hemostats to turn a length of pencil lead into a filament creating a makeshift lightbulb.

The hemostats hold the lead and you touch the other ends of the wires to the batteries.  When the lead begins to smoke you gently place the cup over it to limit the amount of oxygen available.

Gradually the heat of the lead intensifies until finally...........

It glows white.  And then it snaps.  But the short-lived effect is brilliant.

And speaking of short-lived.  We awoke to snow again yesterday morning.  Walking gingerly to the garage to get the car I was watching my step on the pavement and couldn't help but think that the snow on the driveway had a very leopardlike appearance.  It was a bit of a balancing act as I carefully put my travel mug of tea down next to me, took off my glove, found my glasses, then my camera, and snapped a few pictures.  

When I pulled into the parking lot at work it was still lightly snowing but the snow had liquified on the car parked next to me which also looked pretty cool.  Once the sun came out, all that was left of the snow could be found in the shadows.

We had a few errands to do today but that didn't stop us from celebrating National Cheese Doodle Day.  We shared a small bag with our hamburgers for lunch that we picked up from Joe's Meat Market on our journey.  It was delicious and also left us with the tell-tale orange fingers!

I'm sharing this post with Our Beautiful World this week - the prompt being "Colors".  


  1. A good collection of things, thanks for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World!

  2. That snow picture is quite amazing - it almost looks like something organic. Not being a big fan of snow - I think I prefer the melted one. The science projects look great - I'm intrigued as to what was boiled - it looks like sugar crystals except that boiling wouldn't have made a difference. Great shot for a colour challenge, though.

  3. Thanks fro the science experiment! Love the snow pictures!
    And the hamburger looks, well...YUMM!
    New Zealand

  4. Thanks for sharing with us in Our Beautiful World. AriadnefromGreece!


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