Oh yes, and were'nt we silly yesterday! My friend Alison came for lunch and a relaxing afternoon (good fellowship too!) We used the fancy dishes and strolled around like the Queen must do in her royal gardens. Our behaviour was not royal - mine actually, I confess. While down at the dock I found this strange piece of wood, and could not resist to go a winkin' Course, being with a photo-buff, there's always the danger of being caught on film...
EYE EYE ALISON!
Tonight is the 5th of 6 Photography Classes, using Picasa, tonight at the Learning Center and I will help. Tonight we will learn about Hello and some other free features. It will be fun to watch everyones eyes light up! So the rest of the day I intend to truly RELAX and perhaps get some sunshine and exersize as well. Mom and Dad will arrive tomorrow and so I'm taking today OFF.
RARE LADY SLIPPER ORCHID
Alison and I took pictures of this rare Lady Slipper Orchid - a very beautiful flower indeed. I can see why it got it's name! Did you know that Orchid fruits (capsules) produce nearly microscopic seeds in large numbers. Harrod and Knecht (1994) found an average of 3874 seeds per fruit in C. fasciculatum. Correll (1950) reports an estimated 10,000 seeds per capsule in the yellow lady-slipper C. parviflorum.
I had located a special mutant dandelion to share with my friend Becky (she finds blowing the seeds de-stressing) - it was a big one, with three growing into one with a gargantuan blowable head, just ripe to go... but when we went to walk to find it the sprinklers were on! We decided to run the gauntlet to get to the stairs (instead of going all the way back, backtracking on the trails)... we got wet, but it felt pretty good as it was an unusually hot day! No blowing for Becks that day - but you'll make it thru the end of the week, my friend!
SOME SORTA WILDFLOWER!
Today in History
1630 - Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi - 1st to see 2 belts on Jupiter surface
1792 - 24 merchants form NY Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street
1804 - Lewis & Clark begin exploration of La Purchase
1875 - 1st Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs Winner was Aristides
1960 - 1st atomic reactor system to be patented - JW Flora - Canoga Park CA
Birthdays in History
1749 - Edward Jenner, English physician discovered vaccination
1836 - Joseph Norman Lockyer, astroarchaeologist founded NATURE magazine
BARB'S HANDY TIP #263
Make Music - Together but NOT!
Have you heard about online Jamming? It's now possible, with the internet, to 'jam' (musically) with other musicians!
Imagine if John had never met Paul, or another Paul had never met Art. Well, these days online-jamming Web sites are making it easier for thousands or even millions of would-be Lennons and McCartneys or Simons and Garfunkels to collaborate — without ever meeting each other in person. You can listen to the entire article about this way cool idea at NPR - and it provides links to several online jamming sites, if you look to the bottom left of the article!