Peonies, rainbows, turtles, Lake Itasca, and the Venus transit

The bee emerging from deep within the peony departs reluctantly.  ~ Basho, Matsuo

[The supervisor’s handiwork – harvested from her very own yard!]

He was in my hair, my eyes, my fingers, my heart. I day-dreamed about what he was doing, thinking, seeing, smelling, feeling. I could not eat for thoughts of him.  ~  Lisa See, Peony in Love

In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!  ~  Dr. Seuss

[By the supervisee, June 7.]

I’m hanging at the hostel this evening, forgot to take photos of today’s adventure (framing for the big window 55″x84″).

However, when I got here the sun was setting so I went down to the lake for some photos and there were turtles everywhere!!  I mean like 15-20 that I could see, many were laying eggs and one kept crossing back and forth across the road (weird??).

I learned in permaculture class the native North Americans referred to this continent as “The Land of the Turtle” because they burrowed under ground and were some of the few beings to survive the comet impact that took out the dinosaurs.  ~ Danny (son-in-law)

Taken near the end of the transit with a Canon EOS T2i with a fixed 50mm f1.8 lens hand held in the macro mode at the eyepiece of a Lunt Solar telescope.  Viewing here in Hawaii was from start to finish….this one of best shots. Provided neighbors and our guest view over a 6-hour period.  ~ Aloha, Roy (friend avocating astronomy in Hawaii.)

[And soon – prepare for the graduation onslaught!  🙂  ]

About tomobert63

The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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1 Response to Peonies, rainbows, turtles, Lake Itasca, and the Venus transit

  1. tomobert63 says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for preserving my peonies to enjoy another day. Ruthie

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