Friday, February 29, 2008

Landscape 2

Landscape 2, ACEO, (2.5" x 3.5")
by Fannie Narte

Allright! This time, the proper size.

HAPPY LEAP FRIDAY

Since 2008 is a leap year, we got an extra day this month. How special is that? The month began on a Friday, and it ends on a Friday, for a total of five Fridays. ;-D

Why do we have leap years?

Leap years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the earth's revolutions around the sun.

Who first figured out that the solar year and the man-made calendar year wasn't in alignment?
It was the ancient Egyptians.

How long does it take the Earth to travel around the Sun?

Exactly 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds.

Who first designated February 29 as "Leap Day"?

The Romans. "In the 16th century, the Gregorian calendar fine-tuned the calculations to include a leap day in years only divisible by four, i.e., 2008, 2012."

Tremayne and I got together in 1976, a leap year.

Those born on February 29 have to wait four years to "officially" celebrate their birthdays! But wait . . . does that mean they're also "younger" than the rest of us? What a nice concept.

Sources:
Why Leap Years Are Used
Leap Year Trivia

7 comments:

Clevelandgirlie said...

Thank you for the brief course in "Leapology!" Interesting - yes! But not as interesting as that first piece posted on your blog -- I love that - the softness of the colors and the horizon with the dark stitching -- such an impact! Beautiful.

Jacq said...

Thanks for the fun trivia. Your card is very nice, the thread painting is so delicate.

Fannie said...

Thanks, Cathie and Jacq.

Tremayne said...

Hopping and Happy. Hurray for Leap years - especially for nineteen hundred and seventy-six !!

Allison Ann Aller said...

The proportion, birds, and white stitching in the sky...all very pleasing!

Fannie said...

What a nice surprise, HB! HH2 ~~Love you~~

Fannie said...

Thanks, Allie.