Saturday, May 5, 2012

May the Fifth

A somewhat strange assembly of events and anniversaries for today around the world. The 35th anniversary of Star Wars; the 150th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo in Mexico in connection with the Battle of Puebla; the moon is to be 150,000 miles closer today ( that is a long way- about four equators long): and it was Hanne's parents' wedding anniversary. Today is a big day at 350.org, it is the day to connect the dots around the world in connection with global climate change.
Yesterday the last cent was stamped in the Canadian Mint; it will go out of currency in the Fall of 2012; It is strange to think that the first Canadian Penny was minted in UK around 1858, and then a "Penny" meant two cents! Also the first penny minted in Canada was not until 1909. Before 1858 Canada used pounds shillings and pence, after that date it switched to the decimal system.
Tree Bark Patterns Yesterday

"Hello! What happened Here? Must be due to Global Warming!"
Okanagan Lake.

Mr and Mrs Common Merganser. 
Finally, this is the 67th anniversary of the liberation of Denmark and the Netherlands from Nazi rule. Candles are lit in the windows to celebrate the end of the war and the "blackout."
Oh Yes! One more : Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 for the FA Cup!

1 comment:

L. D. Burgus said...

Water fowl are fun.