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October 21, 2015 

ISSUE 04: AUTUMNAL EQUINOX

I didn't have a good story, so I had to write a sonnet for this issue. It has been slow in coming because I've been breaking my head on explaining the autumnal equinox. I think I've made a good start, but if you would like internet videos to help, try these two from the Kurdistan Planetarium:

Mechanism of the Seasons:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLRA87TKXLM

and

Earth Rotation and Revolution Around a Moving Sun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkWyM-M8o0c

A note about age-appropriate scientific understanding! This issue includes a pretty technical description of how the earth's orbit and axial tilt lead to the seasons as we experience them in this region. This is intended for my adult readers and others aged 10 and up. Youngsters might be expected to talk about what they can directly see and feel: the qualities of different seasons and short days vs long days for example.

Also, I really did see the squirrel with a candy bar. Sigh.

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ISSUE 3:BEACHROSES

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PNG file for beach roses is HERE

ISSUE 2: BIRDFIGHT



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ISSUE 01: CICADA

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