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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Proudly Presenting


a...p...p...P...P...Pineapple. Sigh. An unPlanned PineaPPle aPPeared uPon my counter.
I ask you. What was I suPPosed to do?

I wanna go to Hawaii. Or someplace in the P-P-P-Pacific. Or just near the Equator. B-B-B-Barbados would do just fine.

Diahn and I were talking today about The Darkness* and something occurred to me that I'd never thought about before. We all know that the days get shorter and the nights get longer in the Northern hemisphere as winter comes on, and the closer one gets to the North P-P-P-Pole, the longer the night is, until finally you reach The Land of The Real Darkness. BUT, I'd never thought about the flip side -- does the day to night even out the closer one gets to the equator? And Diahn, smart girl that she is, knew the answer right away. Yes. At the equator the days and nights are 12 hours each. Evenly. Always.

Wow. How would you know it was summer?

(*The Darkness - what Diahn has named this time of year, when the time changes and you realize that it is dark after breakfast and again before dinner. I will probably think that phrase ... "The Darkness" ... from now on when winter comes.)

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5 comments:

annie said...

Deep thoughts for so early in the morning!

I like the pineapple!

Lin said...

LUSH, Linda!!! Painterly, watery and perfect -- and SUMMER!! Even when it's 50F!! LOVE IT!

Teri C said...

A beautiful Pineapple!! Happy to see you are still on the same letter. Let's see, there is also pimento, pickles, and pancakes (tee hee). I will think of more.

Genine said...

Thanks for the great post. Beautiful pinapple!! and I learned something.

Diahn said...

Delicious, darling! I just cannot even begin to tell you how much I love the background on this pineapple.