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Today dawned crystal clear and calm. The lake lay like a sheet of glass at the foot of the mountains, and it beckoned us. Miles and I went for a good walk, while it was cool and as we stood looking out over the lake he asked if I would like to go for my first kayak today. O Yeah!!! I chose the yellow kayak which worked to my advantage, as his blue hand made one turned out to be more armwork. Luckily for Miles, he's been working out his arms at the gym regularly, and it enabled him to keep up to me, even when he had to catch up after encouraging me to go ahead. I made it all the way to the other side of the lake, and back! It was simply lovely gliding over the water...
The first of June,
Out doors swimming starts today!
My friend Alicia made up this little ditty for me... though as she points out, one could substitute the word swimming for any word you would want, and change the month... at any rate, it was a perfect first swim day. Osoyoos Lake is Canada's warmest fresh water lake and it can get quite 'soupy' toward the end of summer. This time of the year its at its best - cool and lucsious, and not too busy with boats yet!
I have to tell you that yesterday I nearly choked out the staff of Mile's school. I was exeriencing hunger pangs and thought I might heat a frozen bun in the micro. I tossed it in, for 3 min on what I thought was defrost... next thing I know there are whisps of smoke furling out of the door. I raced over, ripped the offending blackness from inside and ran outoors and let it smoulder in an abandoned plant-pot... staff began arriving for the staff meeting... and the apologizing began. :
I just read an interesting article on whether insects can get fat - or not and if you wonder too, you can read all about it HERE.
Today in History
1638 - 1st earthquake recorded in U.S. - at Plymouth - Mass
1845 - Homing pigeon completes 11 -000 km trip (Namibia-London) in 55 days
1949 - 1st magazine on microfilm offered to subscribers - Newsweek
1951 - 1st self-contained titanium plant opened Henderson Nevada
1957 - 1st US runner breaks 4 minute mile - Don Bowden
1967 - Beatles release "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
1971 - Ed Sullivan's final show
BARB'S HANDY TIP #271
Take a look at the ten images below. Some of them are photographs of real objects or scenes, others are created by computer graphics (CG) artists. Test your ability to tell which among the array of images are real, and which are CG. If you want a closer look, click the image to see a larger view of the picture. Once you've decided what's what, click either CG or REAL to begin the tally of your score. Work through each of the ten images. When you've finished, you'll be prompted to get your score.