Thursday, March 1, 2012

Here Comes The Sun

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
~ Galileo Galilei


A lot of people long for summer, but it's too hot for me. I enjoy a breezy sunny day, a nice thunderstorm, a bit of snow. I have no heat limitations on representations of the sun, though.

Art is in the air... inspire
Paris

Guadalajara, Mexico

The Sun also Rises
by Martin Dargevics

Apollo's Chariot, Versailles
Sculpted by Tuby, after a drawing by Le Brun
Info about Apollo/Helios, who drove a sun-chariot across the sky

Stained glass window, center of the rose.
Saint-Nicholas basilica, Saint-Nicolas-de-Port, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France.

Ella le Canta al Sol pa Despedirse de El (She Sings The Sun Goodbye)
by Alonso Vargas

Louis XIV dans Le Ballet de la nuit (1653)

The sun photographed by an ultraviolet camera onboard NASA's STEREO spacecraft
Credit: NASA/STEREO
Links:

* Sun-related lesson plans, K-12
* A bunch more sun/solar science lesson plans
* Even more lesson plans
* Still more lesson plans

3 comments:

HWY said...

"Here comes the sun, and I say 'it's all right.'" (Beatles)

I love all the seasons, for they shine all in their own way.

Wonderful selections of Sun pieces. From the Sun King to Apollo's Chariot to the center of the rose piece.

And even a literary reference (The Sun also Rises...actually, my favorite piece this week).

M Pax said...

With winter finally showing up this week, some warm sun is welcome.

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

These are beautiful photos in celebration of the sun! While I have a collection of photographs of the moon and trees in various cities I visited, I have not explored the sun yet and its various representations/symbolic imageries/elements. Should probably do that as well. :)