Friday, February 11, 2022

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education, Poetry, Art & Environment

Ed Hessler

It's February 11, 2022, the 42nd day of the year, now 11.51% spent. Good morning from the Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) at Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN. Sunrise is at 7:19 am and sunset is at 5:35 pm giving us 10h 15m 49s of sunlight. 

Seven days ago (168h), February 5, marked the beginning of solar spring, "the end of the darkest quarter of the year and the beginning of the greatest three months of light gain we experience all year (4 hours and 4 minutes of light.) David Epstein reports on what he calls "this happy astronomical marker" for The Boston Globe.

Foodimentary notes that it is National Peppermint Patty Day with its usual pictures, facts and food history. And National Day also notes it with a recipe for Peppermint Patty Brownies.

Tomorrow, February 12, is the 213th birthday of Charles Darwin (and also Abraham Lincoln). Darwin Day is a celebration of his life and contributions. See also this entry from daysoftheyear for more information, including ways to celebrate it. It also has a timeline of events in Darwin's life. There is an official site but it was unreachable when I typed this. Google Darwin Day and see whether it works for you.

Quote. This cartoon from XKCD is a substitute for a quote.

Today's poem is by Margaret Atwood.

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