So I'll leave you with some sweet thougths for today - Miles is taking me on a loooong walk to brush the cobwebs away... I will go now, and wish you all a good day! For those of you heading out on the roads here in Canada, being a long weekend (Victoria Day) - I wish you a safe journey. Remember to give yourself plenty of time! I probably won't be resonding to your own blogs, hoping you will understand!
All things that love the sun are out of doors;
The sky rejoices in the morning's birth;
The grass is bright with rain-drops; - on the moors
The hare is running races in her mirth;
And with her fee she from the plashy earth
Raises a mist, that, glittering in the sun,
Runs with her all the way, wherever she doth run.
- William Wordsworth
Oh! When shall I 'scape to be truly my own,
From the noise and the smoke and the bustle of town.
Hail you woods and ye lawns, shady vales, sunny hills,
And the warble of birds, and the murmer of rills.
I have said it at home, I have said it abroad,
That the town is man's world, but that this is of God.
-by Isaac Hawkins Browne
Today in History
1756 - England decares war on France
1804 - Napoleon became Emperor of France
1899 - World Good-Will Day - 26 nations meet in 1st Hague Peace Conference
1910 - Passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic
1953 - 1st woman pilot faster than speed of sound (Jacqueline Cochran)
1969 - Apollo 10 launched toward lunar orbit
1980 - Mt St Helens blows its top in Washington State
BARB'S HANDY TIP #264
Stargaze the Weekend Away!
Being a long weekend... being many of you will be away camping, or at cabins, away from the bright city lights - this makes for a perfect opportunity to do some stargazing. The following site makes it easy - even for the novice. There's tons of terrific advice here, and even FREE (or donations gratefully accepted) downloadable night sky PDF 2 page skymaps! They've conveniently provided them for both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere.
The Evening Sky Map & Calendar is a 2-page guide to the night sky.