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orion940
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Happy Autumnal Equinox

Happy autumn!

»www.timeanddate.com/calendar/sep···oms.html

O.
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Windsor, Home of the Decorative Zamboni


capecoddah

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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I have to fix the sundial.

One of the 2 days a year it is 100% accurate.


Dominokat
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reply to orion940
Sundial accuracy vary by design.
Also, a lot of people forget to adjust for "daylight savings time."


capecoddah

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reply to orion940
My sundials "work".
Math is involved.

pandora
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Hmm ... this thread caused me to recall an old song ... which follows:

Whenever life gets you down, Mrs.Brown
And things seem hard or tough
And people are stupid, obnoxious or daft
And you feel that you've had quite enough

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour
That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned
A sun that is the source of all our power

The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour
Of the galaxy we call the 'milky way'

Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars
It's a hundred thousand light years side to side
It bulges in the middle, sixteen thousand light years thick
But out by us, it's just three thousand light years wide

We're thirty thousand light years from galactic central point
We go 'round every two hundred million years
And our galaxy is only one of millions of billions
In this amazing and expanding universe

The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding
In all of the directions it can whizz
As fast as it can go, the speed of light, you know
Twelve million miles a minute and that's the fastest speed there is

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure
How amazingly unlikely is your birth
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth
--
Congress could mess up a one piece jigsaw puzzle.


DrStrange
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reply to orion940
Happy autumn!


Dominokat
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reply to orion940
This week has been very cool. The leaves on the trees are really starting to change fast now!


capecoddah

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Sundial
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Poison Ivy
Fixed the sundial today. I cut a bit of steel, then drilled and tapped for a backing plate. Drilled a clearance hole through the Gnomon Base.
TaDa! Bolt-able! Friggin' leaves. Some lovely Poison Ivy too.


orion940
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Beautiful folliage .

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