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Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe proudly carry a towel in his honour.

DON’T PANIC: When Douglas Adams, the author of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” died of a heart attack 11 years ago this month, a group of fans organized an impromptu “Towel Day” celebration in his memory. Why Towel Day? Because a towel, as readers of Adams’s delirious novel will remember, “is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” from Inside the List by Gregory Cowles

I expect to be using a towel when I go to the beach tomorrow for the long Memorial Day week-end. A record high is expected.

Thermometer clip art courtesy of www.aperfectworld.org

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leaping frog 2012 is a leap year, which means that it has 366 days instead of the usual 365 days that an ordinary year has. An extra day is added in a leap year—February 29 —which is called an intercalaryday or a leap day. There’s lots more info about leap year, including its history and why leap year is necessary. from http://www.infoplease.com/spot/leapyear2.html
Don’t forget to check today’s Doodle on Google. If you missed it, check here. Google 2012 Doodles (Since  these images are copyrighted by Google, a link is needed. It is not legal to use the actual images.)
The free frog image is from WP Clip Art

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Today, December 22, 2011, is the Winter Solstice.

The December solstice occurs when the sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees. In other words, it is when the North Pole is tilted 23.5 degrees away from the sun.

In Concord, NH, where I work, there will be this much daylight – 8 hours, 58 minutes, 43 seconds. I’m thrilled that we will begin to have more daylight each day.  So even though this is the start of winter, there will be more light.

smiling clipart sun

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I’ve been on vacation and have not posted for a while.  Even though I was in Wisconsin and not Mexico, I want to wish everyone Happy Cinco de Mayo and post a picture from from the Wisconsin trip. Flower - genus Guzmania

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St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.

~Adrienne Cook

The above quote is found in many places online. I found it on Quote Garden. The St. Patrick’s Day rule was found at Web Weaver’s Free ClipArt.

Please note that the alt tag in the decorative image above is set to blank, as described in yesterday’s post.

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