streda, 27. septembra 2006

Autumn Colours

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We all enjoy the colors of autumn leaves. Did you ever wonder how and why a fall leaf changes color? Why a maple leaf turns bright red? Where do the yellows and oranges come from? To answer those questions, we first have to understand what leaves are and what they do.

Leaves are nature's food factories. Plants take water from the ground through their roots. They take a gas called carbon dioxide from the air. Plants use sunlight to turn water and carbon dioxide into glucose. Glucose is a kind of sugar. Plants use glucose as food for energy and as a building block for growing. The way plants turn water and carbon dioxide into sugar is called photosynthesis. That means "putting together with light." A chemical called chlorophyll helps make photosynthesis happen. Chlorophyll is what gives plants their green color.






autumn

 

 

As summer ends and autumn comes, the days get shorter and shorter. This is how the trees "know" to begin getting ready for winter.

During winter, there is not enough light or water for photosynthesis. The trees will rest, and live off the food they stored during the summer. They begin to shut down their food-making factories. The green chlorophyll disappears from the leaves. As the bright green fades away, we begin to see yellow and orange colors. Small amounts of these colors have been in the leaves all along. We just can't see them in the summer, because they are covered up by the green chlorophyll.

The bright reds and purples we see in leaves are made mostly in the fall. In some trees, like maples, glucose is trapped in the leaves after photosynthesis stops. Sunlight and the cool nights of autumn cause the leaves turn this glucose into a red color. The brown color of trees like oaks is made from wastes left in the leaves.

It is the combination of all these things that make the beautiful colors we enjoy in the fall.







 

 

 

 

 

nedeľa, 24. septembra 2006

When I see you smile

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When I see you smile

I can face the world,

Oh you know I can do anything



When I see you smile

I see a ray of light,

Oh I see it shining

right through the rain



When I see you smile

Baby when I see you smile at me

Oh yeah

 


 


nedeľa, 17. septembra 2006

How to draw a cat

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Cats can be very hard to draw because of their complex
 markings and varied poses. Often a thin cat will
look very fat when sitting . Sometimes when
you try to add the body and legs,
it just doesn't look quite right.


 
But we believe that drawing a cat can
be pretty easy if you break it down
into some simple steps. If you have a
cat of your own, watch it ...
 

                                Step 1:

 
CircleYup, just a circle.

 


       Step 2:

Cat


At this point our cat looks something 
like the way people describe aliens from
another planet. Cats can have almond-shaped
eyes or round eyes. Note that the eyes
are placed about in the middle of our circle.

 
Step 3:
 
We've added a V for the nose.
 For the mouth we've placed a straight
line under the nose, with two lines on each side.
The ears are placed on  each side of
 the head; they look a little like leaves.

 
Cat
 
Step 4 :We've added some detail such as whiskers,
 and stripes. We also filled in the ears
to make them look more realistic.
In this drawing we made the nose
V into a triangle, and turned it slightly

CAT
can keep yours straight if you want to.

Step 5:

The main thing to remember when doing
a cat's body is to be sure to place
the head on its body (you almost never
see a cat's neck). Now this tip may
sound silly, but lots of people don't
quite make the connection.
Make the front legs with three
straight lines. The paws can be
indicated with three U-type lines.
The best part of drawing a cat is
 adding unique markings. They can be
stripes for a tabby, spots or anything
you think would be fun. Most black cats
have a spot of white at their necks, and
sometimes some white in their ears too.

 

CAT

 
 

AND

 
 



 

That's the whole picture of the prettiest cat...

 

 

piatok, 15. septembra 2006

HOW TO DRAW A FACE

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To draw a face, we need to really
LOOK at a face. Most people
draw the eyes at the top of
the oval head shape.
But look at the pink lines...
the eyes are really about
half way between the top of
the head and the chin.
Many people also make
the ears too small.
Look at the blue line.
The ear starts at the eyebrow
level and ends at the bottom
of the nose. And the nose
(see the red line), should go
to about half way from the eyes
to the chin. While we might
not like to admit that we have
big mouths, your mouth is
probably as wide as imaginary
lines (the green lines) drawn
from the pupil (the black dot
in your eye) downward to where
you mouth should be... which is
a little less than half way from
the bottom of your nose to
the bottom of your chin! Lastly,
you will want to put a "real"
looking neck on your person.
Too thin of a neck just won't work.
See the white lines? The neck
is thicker than you think!





piatok, 8. septembra 2006

Entry for September 07, 2006





ALL  FOR  LOVE
.

When it's love you make

(I'll be the fire in your night.)

Then it's love you take.

(I will defend, I will fight.)

I'll be there when you need me.

When honor's at stake,

This vow I will make:




That it's all for one and all for love.

Let the one be the one you want,

The one you need,

'Cause when it's all for one it's one for all.

When there's someone that should know

Then just let your feelings show

And make it all for one and all for love.





Don't lay our love to rest

'Cause we could stand up to you test.

We got everything and more than we had planned,

More than the rivers that run the land.

We've got it all in our hands.






nedeľa, 3. septembra 2006

5000 YEARS OF ART

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EGYPT


Flag of Egypt

 

 


The fertile land, the river
and the sea were the source
of life for Ancient Egypt.
The Luxor area is the most
major attraction for tourists
and has often been called
the worlds greatest
open air museum
 

 
Echnaton

 
 

The mystery of Temple
is indescribable and


the beauty of the
wallpaintings is
unforgettable

 
 


 
 

The tombs of  the Nobles - Ramose

(Ramose was the vizier
of Thebes during
the 18th Dynasty)

 

 

Valley of the Queens
 

Valley of the Queens

(Nefertari was Ramses 2's favourite wife)
 
 

 

Valley of the Kings - Seti1

(The longest tomb in the valley)

 
 


 

Valley of the Kings - Tutankhamun

(1361 - 1352 BCE)

 
 

Menna
 

Tombs of the Nobles - Menna

(Menna was a 15th century
scribe of estates
in all of Egypt)

 
 

 Sannedjem


 
 

Worker's Village - Tomb of Sannedjem

(Sannedjem, his wife
Iyneferty and the tree of life)
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


ISRAEL

 

Flag of Israel

 
During my holiday in Egypt
I visited  for a short time
Israel and  the beautiful
city Jerusalem.
 
Jerusalem is like no other
city on earth. It is holy to
the world's three major
monotheistic religions, and was
fought over for three millennia
by a variety of peoples and nations.