Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Hanne on the i-Pad

Computer Room
Hanne on the Deck, Version 2
Fives is probably so called because the ball is hit with the clenched hand or fist, gloved or bare, and as such was known as a "bunch of fives" meaning fingers. Fingers and hands are also suggested as the origin of the Roman Numeral system. Fingers were used as hand signals for each number. Ten would for example be signed by crossed thumbs or hands, five by the V between finger and thumb, and so on. Another neat idea I came across was in the Canadian magazine "More", in the May 2012 edition. To celebrate its fifth anniversary they had a whole article about the number five. One idea was "The five best ways of spending $5". Another was "The five best ways of spending five minutes". "Five things worth stealing" intrigued me: 1. Five minutes to yourself. 2. A backward glance. 3. The Spotlight. 4. A Kiss. 5. Inspiration. This last one is what I am doing right now, so I will follow their advice and give credit to them. Here is a link.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sun and Cloud

Jayne and son Tim; Hanne; Laughing in the Rain

Hanne enjoying the sun on our deck

One of our new geraniums
When there is no sun, there are clouds. When there are no clouds, there is sun. We are to have lots of sun in the next week, this is the last day of showers. Between the showers, today we are to try out our new astroturf bocci court.... In the meantime, here are a few photos....

Monday, June 25, 2012

Monsoon ?

Rain at Linden Gardens

Rainy Iris

Rain over Skaha Lake with Penticton Airport in the distance

Please can I come in? I'm very wet!
So you thought you had rain? We had so much around these parts that roads are caving in and producing big muddy holes full of cars! No-one hurt yet though. Some folk had to be rescued from their houses by boat! Above are a few rainy photos....

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fruits in Season

Cherries Ripe

Migrant Workers Weeding the Peppers

Pears Reaching for the Sun

Pear Tree exploding into the sky...

Watering Vines in the Setting Sun
Cherry time in the Okanagan. We survived a massive downpour yesterday, with stormy winds and trees down and power outages, but farming and orcharding goes on. I think it's a verb because they call them orchardists in these parts. The cherry growers are rubbing their hands together because this year has produced a bumper crop. We were out in the Oliver region last evening taking photos, luckily the dark clouds all moved away...