Throwback Tuesday: Brant Point Lighthouse

This photo was taken in August of 2013 while visiting Mystic Seaport which is located in Mystic, Connecticut. During the spring and summer it is one of my favorite places to go. Here is a little bit about the lighthouse: “…this replica of the Brant Point Lighthouse on Nantucket was built in 1966. When the first Brant Point Light was built in 1746, it was the second operative lighthouse in New England (the first being Boston Light dating from 1716). The wooden tower, built in 1900 and on which Mystic Seaport’s replica was modeled after, is the lowest lighthouse in New England with its light only 26 feet above sea level.” To read more click here

Wordy Wednesday: Galileo Thermometer

“A Galileo thermometer (or Galilean thermometer) is a thermometer made of a sealed glass cylinder containing a clear liquid and several glass vessels of varying mass. As the temperature changes, the individual floats rise or fall in proportion to their respective weights and the density of the surrounding liquid. It is named after Galileo Galilei because he discovered the principle on which this thermometer is based—that the density of a liquid changes in proportion to its temperature.” [Source]

Flower Friday: Iris

“Iris was the personification of the rainbow in Greek mythology, as well as messenger of the gods along with Hermes. She was also known as the goddess of the sea and the sky. She was the daughter of Thaumas and Electra, sister to Arke, Aello, Celaeno and Ocypete. She was married to Zephyrus, the god of the west wind, and had a son, Pothos. It was said that she travelled on the rainbow while carrying divine messages to the mortals. She was depicted carrying a pitcher filled with water from the River Styx, which she gave to anyone who perjured themselves, putting them to sleep.” [Source]