I’m no expert at photography or astrophotography, but Kate’s class was looking at stars as a lab, so it was a good opportunity to play with the camera. (The students are using red lights to help them see the star charts)
Gardening in Tucson, Arizona is not easy. The last frost is about mid-March. Temperatures reach >100 degrees by the end of May, leaving you about two months to get your garden started before it gets scorched. By the end of September, it’s cooling down a bit and the plants come back, only to be killed by the frost in November.
So, this year, our goal was to start our garden, inside, early enough such that we can have well established plants before the temperature reaches 100. Being inside means less sunlight and dealing with the cat, however, so we will see how it goes.
Seventeen different varieties of vegetable, all started January 30/31. Seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.
Tips on painting your home:
1) Hire a professional painter
2) When choosing colors, don’t have them color match pictures out of a magazine. You’ll end up with $100 of the wrong color paint. Instead, use those little color swatches to pick a color, then have them make a $3 sample, and paint it on your boring, white walls.
3) If after painting one wall, you realize that you don’t like the color, STOP. I can assure you that it will not improve as it dries.