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  • Caladium-spring-planted, summer-flowering annuals
    Caladium-spring-planted, summer-flowering annuals
    Caladium foliage is formed heart-shaped, or in arrow-like lances in color mixtures of red, pink, rose, white, chartreuse, and green just like flowers. The bright leaves of this characteristic plant are often transparent, which makes caladiums...
  • Impatiens- Eye-popping color all season long
    Impatiens- Eye-popping color all season long
    Old reliable annualImpatiens flowers are the old reliable annual for shade gardens when you want eye-popping color all season long. But now hybrids are available that are sun tolerant too. The plants’ flowers bloom in just about every...
  • Begonias, spring-planted, summer-flowering “annuals”
    Begonias, spring-planted, summer-flowering “annuals”
    Easy-care BegoniasNaturally shade residents, perennials look “like color-rich, sun-loving annuals.”Annuals vs perennialsAnnualsgrow for only one season when planted outside, then they die. Biannuals grow outside for two seasons...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 3/24/15)
    Increasing Clouds Wednesday, But Milder(50s)
    Well, Tuesday was definitely not the greatest of days the further south you were; after a morning low of 1 at Philly International Airport we only reached 39 in the afternoon with partial sunshine by sunset(but the damage was already done). If you...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 3/12/15)
    Upper 40s Friday With Late Afternoon Clouds; Rain For Saturday
    Thursday was a seasonable day, but with a gusty northerly wind between 25-30mph it felt much colder when you factored in the wind chill! At Philly International Airport the low was 42 while the high was 52 with sunshine in the afternoon. This was...
  • The significance of the Sun and the Moon in Creation
    The significance of the Sun and the Moon in Creation
    We know from the Bible that the Sun (greater light) and the Moon (lesser light) were created on the fourth day of Creation by God (Genesis 1:16). We also know the purpose of these two great lights were to divide the day from the night, and also to...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 3/6/15)
    Above Freezing Saturday, 40s Sunday
    After all that snow on Thursday you would have thought that plenty of sunshine Friday would have melted all of that snow; At Philly International Airport the high was just 26 after a morning low of 11 so not a lot of snow did melt despite the...
  • The wonder of spring is almost here
    The wonder of spring is almost here
    All over the world spring festivals are gearing up or under way. In an article written March 5, Google details the Hindu spring festival of Holi. It is interesting to note that Hindu spring is celebrated according to the lunar calendar while...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 3/1/15)
    Icy Roads Overnight, Sunshine Returns Monday
    Sunday featured a little snow, a little sleet, a little freezing rain(that led to some ice), and a little frustration from people trying to go on with their day as the first day of Meteorological Spring was anything but. At Philadelphia...
  • Cure for bad day blues: Sit in sunlight
    Cure for bad day blues: Sit in sunlight
    During the winter months, it is not unusual for the darker days to trigger a case of the doldrums. You might be sad for no reason at all. You might experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Researchers have discovered an easy and effective way...
  • The astrological New Year approaches - do you know what year it is?
    The astrological New Year approaches - do you know what year it is?
    In an article published Feb. 18 we learn today is the Chinese New Year, the year of the sheep. Interestingly the Chinese have no numerical year count. China did adopt the Gregorian calendar in 1912 but their New Year festival is based on the...
  • Earth as seen by Apollo 17
    Saudi cleric states the Earth is the center of the universe and does not move
    In the West, scientists often lament the disconnect between public perception vs. scientific truth on a variety of issues, ranging from evolution to vaccinations, according to a recent poll cited by National Geographic. That problem is nothing...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 1/22/15)
    Sunny & Seasonable Friday
    Thursday was an average day, but we started off with residual snow showers and freezing fog in the early morning; the high at Philadelphia International Airport reached 41 in the afternoon and that's where we should be! There were clouds mixed...
  • Earth as seen by Apollo 17
    How can global warming exist without warming?
    The global warming skeptic site, Whatsupwiththat, noted on Saturday that the Earth has entered the 19th year during which the Earth’s temperature has not risen. However, CO2 levels in the atmosphere have continued to increase, though not as...
  • Earth
    Earth reaches its 2015 perihelion
    On Jan. 4 at 3:00 a.m. EST (07:00 GMT), Earth reached its perihelion for 2015. The perihelion of a planet's orbit occurs when the planet is at its least distance from its star during a particular orbital cycle.At the perihelion point, Earth...
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