Friday, November 10, 2017

SEVEN DAYS CONTRAST

      I spend a lot of time outdoors wandering through parks and natural areas. It gets me outdoors. It gives me some exercise and it certainly does wonders to overall good well being. I lead a bird watching group once a week and sometimes you have to work pretty hard to pursue the little birdie to make an identification.


    Now most days you are going to meet someone to visit with. You meet all kinds of different people. Since I carry binoculars , most people can guess what I'm doing.


    From time to time you find things. These days the woods are filled with junk from homeless people. Sometimes I report the junk and the city picks it up and if it's small I clean it up myself.


    Sometimes you find other things...wallets. Usually there's nothing left. Twice I found wallets and the only thing missing was cash. Then I turn them in to the police.


    Yesterday I found something different. I saw a bit of black cord sticking out of the snow. I thought it might be keys so I kicked the snow away. Surprisingly it turned out to be a flashlight. I wanted to see if it worked and if not it would go in the garbage. One of the birders told me how to turn it on and yes it worked.


    Now the flash light likely belonged to a homeless person as they use the flashlights to navigate through the bush and also as a bicycle light. They also use them for lights in their tent.


     Now when I got home I googled to see what I had. I found out that it was a $50.00 flashlight. I've never found anything of value that I could keep. The light is LED and the beam shines up to 751 feet!




    Sometimes you get lucky!

29 comments:

  1. I am sorry, I don't see photos, only the first two.

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  2. for some reason only the 1st two loaded for me

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  3. I can only see the first two pictures, Red, for some reason. :-(

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  4. Oops. For some reason the last photo links are broken for me.

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  5. Is something not working? I'm only seeing those first two photographs.

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  6. The first two pictures are loading okay but the rest aren't, Red. Have you done something different or is it my computer not keeping up with the times?

    Yes, the weather can change so quickly. Sometimes it changes back again for a little while, too. Eventually the new season settles in.

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    1. Our weather can be quite variable.

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  7. A lot of my northern blog friends are seeing a lot of the white stuff. We have been having the Arctic air but the snow didn't happen. Great trails to walk.

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    1. For us it is November so we can get very cold and snowy weather.

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  8. That is Canadian weather! You never know what will happen from one day to the next.

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    1. Here, the chinook throws a curve every once in a while.

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  9. Hi Red, This post is a good reminder that birds have to live through all kinds of conditions. I'm not really surprised that you guys saw more birds on the snowy day. Probably harder for the little fliers to hide, eh?

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    1. Sometimes with birds, you just have to be lucky. In winter we know exactly what we're going to see.

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  10. Ooo, now I can see them. Such beauty! Snow really does make a nice picture when it is freshly fallen on nature.

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  11. I see you have Winter also. I am tired of it already!

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    1. I've only skied once. I need more snow.

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    1. It's quite common to have these changes.

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  13. I can see the photos now, a lot of snow there.

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  14. Twas a quick change, wasn't it?!

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    1. Our weather is a quick change artist.

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  15. Wow, changing weather comes fast in your area. That is a lot of snow, your photos show it well.

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    1. Our weather can change quickly. We are close to the Rockies so the winds blow over the mountains or up against the mountains. Either way we get changes because of the elevation.

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    1. I know , you're always a snow fan!

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  17. Winter comes on quickly in your corner of the world!

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    1. Half the time it's quick and half the time it takes it's time.

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