Saturday, September 26, 2015

33 years ago today...

             Somebody sure looks a lot like her Daddy!!     Daddy ^      BabyGrand with BigBrother v

Friday, September 25, 2015

Sailing makes for slow and interesting racing

The Figure 8 Race is a race through a Bay, then out onto the broad Lake and sailing a figure 8 around two large islands, as well as a very small island between then, then back to and through the Bay.
It takes 3-6 hours, depending on wind.  Here's is listener's family's boat out in front
More boats coming along behind
The lead boat on the right got hung up briefly on some rocks and the second boat nearly caught up.  That made the last leg of the race a bit more exciting!
Here's the finish line! (Well, that little motorboat is the finish line.)  
And the family won! Yay!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Narrows

Close up of The Narrows: the space between two islands where boats may pass through.
. Note the mirage effect, as the water was not becalmed! 
In fact, the waves were splashing hard against that left bank! 
But there is much distortion over water.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Good-Bye Summer! Hallo, Autumn! The Autumnal Equinox is at 4:21am EDT

Photos by VT*Grand!!!
The autumnal equinox arrives precisely at 4:21 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23. People celebrate this moment across the world because that is exactly the time when the sun passes directly over the equator. As you may recall, this happens twice a year — both in the spring and fall.
In Latin, the word “equinox” means “equal night” – “equi” meaning “equal” and “nox” meaning “night.” This signifies the equal parts of daylight and darkness. However, this is not always the case.
The sun will rise at 6:56 a.m. on Wednesday and will set at 7:04 p.m. This isn’t exactly equal. In fact, you will have to wait until Saturday, Sept. 26 to get the full equal light, equal night. The sunrise on Saturday is at 6:59 a.m. and the sunset will be at 6:59 p.m. EDT.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Monday, September 21, 2015

Lake Memphramagog

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Cathedral at Sunset