Thursday, May 30, 2013

Murder in the Back Yard

It was a quiet day and we were working in the front yard gardening. As lunch approached we headed around to the back.
Then I spotted it, feathers all over the sidewalk and brick patio.
Thinking maybe a fight between a cat and a bird , but no feathers were floating through the air.
I looked up and there sitting on top of a branch on the oak tree right by the patio was a Falcon (or was it a hawk, I'm not an expert on these kind of birds).  
He was enjoying his meal of what I presume was a pigeon.

We walked around underneath to put away the gardening supplies and he just kept on eating , keeping a keen eye on us.

He was still enjoying his meal about an hour later.
And we thought it would be just a quiet day in the yard
boy were we wrong.  But Hey falcons have to eat too .

Sunday, May 12, 2013


 Last year when the news came out about putting guard rails on the breakwater in Victoria, B.C. I thought what a joke.
I mean I have lived here all my life and the only people that have gotten hurt are maybe a handful in 50 yrs.
So why waste the money and do this, and of course its going to look stupid.   
Then I heard the reason as the harbour authority had no choice as the insurance company would not cover them for any risk of people getting injured.  So yes I guess they have no choice, we will be stuck with this ugly guard rails.

 The new breakwater is now open with the rails up and they do not look bad.  In fact they look pretty good.
It is now safe for little kids to walk without parents holding hands so tightly.  The kids can even run and skip along.
Handicap people and wheelchairs are even great now on the breakwater.
Now if someone falls off the breakwater they really asked for it. You would have to climb up on the rail to fall now.
So take a look at these pictures and please go for a walk and enjoy it.   
The one thing I like is you can stop half way now lean against the rail and just enjoy the view.  Before nothing to lean against.

Ok enjoy




Thursday, May 2, 2013

Horseshoes for Malawi Results

On May 1 I pitched my Horseshoes for Malawi .  That was to raise money for the work of the Salvation Army in Malawi Africa.   
I pitched 100 horseshoes and counted all the ringers. 
I said my goal was between 40 & 60 ringers.  Well I got 56.

I had $8.59 pledged per ringer so that equals $480.92
plus I had donations of $235.00 so that equals $715.92 

I want to thank all of you that contributed.  If you haven't paid me yet I will try and collect it over the next couple of weeks.
Again thanks very much

Below is a scan of my scoresheet.  the ringers are marked with O
and 1 or 2 is just single points.
First game or 50 shoes I threw 23 ringers
Second  game or 50 shoes was 33 ringers
for that grand total of               56 ringers