On the other hand, it’s a pretty good excuse for being late… and you’ve got video evidence!
I was showing my daughter pictures and videos of whales – humpbacks, grey whales (I went to Baja one year to see the migration – the trip of a lifetime!), sperm whales, and so on… she was just fascinated.
No way, NO WAY, would I do that. That driver is incredibly lucky!
I’ve already posted about Memorial Day, and was going to leave it alone until next year, but then I saw this picture. In one picture it sums Memorial Day up.
Rest well, soldier. And my heart goes to the woman in the picture.
In Judaism we have a hope for those we love and respect: “May their names never be forgotten.”
And may we, both as individuals as well as a nation, never forget these incredible men and women either. For on the day we do, if we fall that far, we will no longer be worthy of being a nation.
There is a wilderness area fairly nearby – and much, much larger than I’d thought. We all went yesterday and had a good time. There are two beaver ponds, but no beavers visible – sadly. Also a lot of mosquitoes, and two ticks (not bitten). Saw a turtle:
A couple of garter snakes too, but no pictures.
A few mushrooms (I used to know lots of wild mushrooms, but need to take a refresher course)… pretty sure the white ones are oyster mushrooms, but not 100% sure. And even if I were sure, it’s a wilderness reserve, so I can’t take anything even if they’d never be missed.
Not sure what this one is though. I’d initially thought it was a sulpher shelf, but I looked it up and while I still don’t know what it is, it’s not that.
And some kind of flower.
Need to go again, but with a map, and bug spray! And given how big it is, also more water and things to eat.
Anyone with some insights into the flowers and mushrooms?
Last week I posted my Memorial Day post – good thoughts, wrong date… somehow I had the date wrong mentally.
Thank you, from my generation, to all those who fought and died for this country.
I – we all – owe you.