Friday, April 19, 2013

Pleasant Pause . . .

Even I am getting bored with my travel postings...I am home in Canada and that is a good thing.

We travelled through only a wee bit of snowy/rainy/slippery roads south of Butte but now we are in Kelowna, BC and have had clear/dry/bare roads over 99.95% of our journey, for which we are most thankful!!

We saw beautiful skies and grand buildings...


We drove past my teenage hometown...


...and you all know how I love red barns.


We had a short but sweet visit with siblings in Calgary and hurried on 36 hours later through the mountains...


So before heading home we are perched here in Kelowna a few days to visit Mother and rest a bit before heading home where our cabin renter says the bleeding hearts, bulbs and budding rhodies are waiting for my touch.  (I think that means weeds)


In the meantime I am enjoying catching up on my paperwork and reading and writing.

This morning I read our daughter Sherilee's blog...I know, you think I am truly prejudiced when it comes to all my children...but you would love her blog too.

In this month of April she has been blogging about letters of the alphabet A-Z and today was Q.  To see Sherilee's blog click here.

She asks for favourite quotes...well, I can give you a different favourite every day...not memorized but read.  Today I smiled at the following:

"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars and so on -- whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time.  But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man -- for precisely the same reasons." 
-- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

You all have a lovely ending to your week and above all, be well.

p.s.  Sherilee, did you notice the 'whilst'?  Big Smile.












4 comments:

  1. I must be careful lest I ever feel any superiority!

    Maybe those dolphins actually are the smartest. There are some days I think I would rather be a dolphin and be able to just muck around in the water all day. It looks like such a good life.

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    1. Sherwin, I can tell you from my minimal experience that time spent mucking about in the water is the best.

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  2. Douglas Adams is allowed to use "whilst," as he's British. It's the Brit-wannabees that drive me a little batty.

    We're not tired of your travel blogging, just saying. But I can imagine it will feel good to be home!

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    1. Bless your heart, dear. But as I was editing photos I all of a sudden said, Enough!

      On the prairie photos that look grey and foggy, it was just that but those are also drive-by-shootings!

      I probably have over 1000 photos in my cache just from this past week but over time I will edit them down and use some for specific purposes. There are some there that I actually want to enlarge and print.

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