Thursday, June 21, 2012


But first, a baseball season quiz.  Answer at the bottom.

This is a detective story, so pay close attention.

Three elderly ladies are excited about seeing their first baseball game.  They smuggle a bottle into the ball park.  The game is real exciting, and they are enjoying themselves immensely, mixing the Jack Daniels with soft drinks.  Soon they realize that their bottle is almost empty, and the game has lots of innings to go.

Based on the given information, what inning is it, and how many men are on base?  Honest, all the needed information is right there.  


I was sent these remarkable photos, but there was no accompanying description.  So I went a-Google-ing and came up with some interesting data.  As a result the text and photo may not necessarily go together.

This is an archipelago  of volcanic islands distributed around the equator in the Pacific Ocean, 
525 miles west of continental Ecuador, of which they are a part.

The convergence of three major oceanic currents brings an incredible mix of marine life to Galapagos.

There are two seasons: December to May is warm and wet and June to December is cool and dry.

Darwin island is named after Charles Darwin.  Here fur seals, frigates, marine iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, sea lions, whales, marine turtles, and red-footed and Nazca boobies can be seen.

 The endemic Galapagos marine iguana is the only lizard to swim in the ocean
Handsome fellow, isn't he.

Quiz answer --

It s the bottom of the fifth, and the bags are loaded.

Okay, go ahead and groan.


  1. No no, it's supposed to be an orchestra and the basses are loaded.

    Galapagos is gorgeous.

  2. 8th from the top, third from the bottom could be our area of the northern hemisphere! I enjoyed similar views on Rathlin! The rest were extraordinary! Of course the real trick in life is to recognize that the local is just as extraordinary as the distant! There are so many miracles in your own Big Back Yard.