Thursday, November 11, 2010

A few weeks ago...

A few weeks ago, I finally turned in my solar system project. I presented it to my science class and brought it home with an A. It turned out better than I expected it to. I have failed to continue stargazing, but I hope to return to it during winter break. Hopefully, the sky won't be murky. I was hoping to see the lunar eclipse that is supposed to occur during the beginning of December. However, even though I am not looking up at the sky during the night, doesn't mean that I am not looking at the sky during the day. I have also been going into the garden lately to see how my marigolds have been doing. They seem to be just fine. At first, I only had one sad lonely flower all by itself. After some time pasted, they all just started popping up one by one. Now, there are lots of flowers, but I can tell that they are going to die soon because of all the cold weather.

This is my completed solar system project that I made for science class.
I took a picture of the sky one morning after it looked like it was going to rain the night before.
After it rained almost all day, we were lucky enough to see this beautiful rainbow in the sky.But what's this? A double rainbow! I'm not sure if you can see that well in this photo, but it's there.
This is the first marigold that bloomed.
After a few days, a couple more flowers bloomed.Now, there are lots of flowers. They are very pretty but unfortunately, one of my plants died as you can see in this photo.

Life of a dragon fruit

Over the last two months, I have been taking pictures of this dragon fruit cactus that my dad has been growing. I hadn't really paid any attention to it until my mom told me to come outside and look at the beginning of a dragon fruit one morning. Before that morning, I didn't know that dragon fruit came from a cactus so I began observing it. Every few days, I would go outside to see how it had changed. I found it really interesting to see it go from the cactus to flower to fruit to the table. It may take a long time, but in the end you can see how it ended up on your plate.

This is a small dragon fruit cactus. It still has a long way to go.

Wow! Now, this is a lot of large dragon fruit cacti. I wonder how long it took for it to become this big.
It doesn't look like it now, but in a few days, this will become something beautiful.Early one morning, I went outside and found this beautiful white dragon fruit flower. I was very glad to get this picture because usually, they bloom overnight and wilt towards the morning.
After a few days, the flower dies and the fruit begins to grow.
After many weeks, the fruit continues to grow and ripen.
After many days have passed... the dragon fruit is ready for us to eat. After waiting and watching it for months, it is finally ready for consumption.