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Bits and doings 2

A rather fine clock and a rather uninspiring pot plant.

 

In 2006 The International Astronomical Union decreed that Pluto no longer qualified to be a planet. (Walt disney would have been turning in his grave) Apparently theydiscovered a lump of ice in 2003 whizzing around the solar system that was bigger than this so called planet. This rate mucks up the mnemonic "My very easy method:just set up nine planets",  to remember the order of the planets

Bits and doings 2

A rather fine clock and a rather uninspiring pot plant.

 

In 2006 The International Astronomical Union decreed that Pluto no longer qualified to be a planet. (Walt disney would have been turning in his grave) Apparently theydiscovered a lump of ice in 2003 whizzing around the solar system that was bigger than this so called planet. This rate mucks up the mnemonic "My very easy method:just set up nine planets",  to remember the order of the planets

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 24 May 2011, 00:22
Silly of these academics to mess with Walt's World, Bill!
Bill Phillips: Quite right Ray
Just try, "My very easy method: just set up nine!(Not in a pub, though, could get expensive!)
Bill Phillips: That would work I suppose. nine drinks these days would require a mortgage
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 24 May 2011, 01:21
Love the clock,Pluto still on the list for me
Bill Phillips: and me. Hands off Pluto i say
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 May 2011, 06:26
Why don't they just call this new ice lump Pluto & forget the old one: or is that too radical?
Nice dreary picture
Bill Phillips: Thank you I do my best
  • remla
  • France
  • 24 May 2011, 06:29
avant l'heure: c'est pas l'heure...........apres l'heure: c'est plus l'heure !
Bill Phillips: I didn't understand this so i looked it up Edith Piaf I think?
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 May 2011, 07:08
My eyes are touching the fine numbers of this beautiful clock (what a gentle reflection in its face), and the leaves of this elegant plant are just trying to touch this beauty, too - I like this picture, but I'm not able explaining that (I had only clone out (s. Alan's skills) the wall eye-offender in the left corner above.) I can see the shadow of the photographer, too?
Bill Phillips: Yes it is my shadow! The corner is rather ugly
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 24 May 2011, 08:10
Pluto rocks. Love the clock, very ornate
Bill Phillips: It is a nice clock and I'm glad Pluto is getting some support
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 24 May 2011, 08:15
I'm sure the planet Pluto is plotting it's revenge as we speak. No one likes it's title to be taken away especially because of some silly ice lump.
Bill Phillips: The inhabitants are planning a terrible revenge on us Earthlings
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 May 2011, 09:09
There is a wonderful nonsense poem by Christian Morgernstern, Die Korfsche Uhr (sadly, I didn't find any translation I could paste & copy); perhaps Helena can find a trasnslation of this funny poem?

Die Korfsche Uhr/Korf's clock

Korf erfindet eine Uhr,
die mit zwei Paar Zeigern kreist
und damit nach vorn nicht nur,
sondern auch nach rückwärts weist.
Zeigt sie zwei, somit auch zehn;
zeigt sie drei, somit auch neun;
und man braucht nur hinzusehn,
um die Zeit nicht mehr zu scheun.
Denn auf dieser Uhr von Korfen,
mit dem janushaften Lauf,
(dazu ward sie so entworfen):
hebt die Zeit sich selber auf.
Bill Phillips: I put it into google translate but I think it loses quite a lot!
I like this and it has something to do with the structure of the wall...I know I'm strange wink
Bill Phillips: You are on shutterchance...we are all strange grin
That is a very nice clock but the plant doesn't look like pot to me.
Bill Phillips: LOL!! I would hope not at a national trust property
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 May 2011, 11:42
I rather like the pot plant and its delicate shadow on the wall. I presume the other delicate shadow is you!
Bill Phillips: I have never been described as delicate Ingrid
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 May 2011, 12:19
I've never heard of that mnemonic before; it probaably would have helped at school 50 years ago. I liked Pluto, too.. such lovely ears. I see this was taken at 11.15 (or perhaps not if the clock was stopped).
Bill Phillips: No i think that the clock was working.
I think you are confusing the Plutos
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 May 2011, 15:30
Poor old Pluto, usurped by an ice cube. Nice clock smile
Bill Phillips: Life's a bitch....... John
Nice clock Bill but the mnemonic is a new one on me.
Bill Phillips: I confess I had never seen it before either
It's a darn shame about Pluto. This is a rather elegantly spooky pic. The potted plant somehow adds an element of menace...
Bill Phillips: Thems the breaks Larry, one minute you are a planet whizzing around the solar system, next you are just a bit of old space debris
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 May 2011, 17:40
Bill, I listened to your charity song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQoP5_NJsSw)- very impressive - you have a fine voice and play, and you look good (I can see the success of your hard working diet)!
Bill Phillips: You are too kind Philine. The diet is still going well, i am losing a little weight each week!
Great old clock Bill....the plant is just so-so.... i like your analogy about the planets....Pluto was my favorite character .....i also disliked having to relearn about out solar systemgrin....petersmile
Bill Phillips: It is rather a nice clock. Shame about Pluto though!

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