Friday, September 4, 2020

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education, Poetry, Art and Environment

Ed Hessler

Good day from Saint Paul, MN. It is day #248 of 2020. Sixty-seven and seventy-six percent (67.76) of 2020 is in our past. Sunrise is at 6:38 am and sunset is at 7.43 pm. Today will be 13 hours 04 minutes and 11 seconds long. In 19 days the autumnal equinox srrives (8:30 am). For meteorologists though, fall begins September 1. For the differences between them the National Centers for Environmental Information explains.

Today is National Wildlife Day.  It is also National Macadamia Nut Day, The Wiki entry describes their history.  Many of us, for example, associate them with Hawaii but the genus Macadami is a native of Australia and Hawaii is no longer the top producer. South Africa is.

Today's quote is by Nestor Zaluzec. We want to be on the frontiers because that is where the interesting questions are--questions that need answers today.

The poem is by WS Merwin.

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