Perennial-- Penstemon Strawberries & Cream. Oblivious of drought or rain, resists slugs & other pests, positively thrives in most soil conditions in containers or borders, sun or part shade and propagates painlessly! Attracts Bees And Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Pest Resistant, Suitable for Containers. Blooms June to November often longer. Unfussy on soil conditions as long as it well-drained. Full sun or partial shade.
great passive solar design- I would plant row of deciduous trees in front of glass so that in the winter that could act as a giant trombe wall but be shaded to keep it cool in the summer. Trees that max out at 2 stories would allow south face 3rd level roof to accommodate panels!
The Sun as you've never seen it: Nasa reveals stunning footage from new satellite
Ring of fire: Known as a 'prominence eruption', this is a loop of gas heated to an extremely high temperature. Twisted magnetic fields on the Sun's surface cause the gas to be shaped like this. This image was captured by the satellite on March 30