Monday, 24 August 2009

A Star In The Making

Melissa Brandts and her husband, set the automatic timer on their camera, stood it on some rocks and settled down on the edge of Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park, Canada, to have their picture taken.Whilst they were waiting for the camera to go off, up popped an intrigued ground squirrel, who ended up being the star of the picture.The photograph has now been uploaded to the National Geographic website for verification that it is genuine. Meanwhile, a certain little furry poser has become an international star.

Maxines World

IF MY BODY WERE A CAR ..........

If my body were a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model. I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish, and my paint job is getting a little dull. But that's not the worst of it. My headlights are out of focus, and it's especially hard to see things in the distance.

My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and skid and bump into things, even in the best of weather.

My whitewalls are stained with stretch marks. It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed. My fuel rate burns inefficiently.

But that's not the worst of it

Almost every time I sneeze, cough or laugh, either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires. Cash For Clunkers .......... I Qualify- How about you?

Brainteaser - Saturday's Answer

Well! Did you get the answer to the Saturday brainteaser? If you did you should be working as a Professor at one of the worlds leading universities. For those of you who didn't the correct answer is set out below:

Baffin Island - from the largest islands in the world, in descending order.
For your information, Baffin Island in the territory of Nunavut is the largest member of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. It is the largest island in Canada and the fifth largest island in the world. It is named after English explorer William Baffin.
Baffin Island has both year-round and summer visitor wildlife. On land, examples of year round wildlife are Barren-ground Caribou, Polar Bear, Arctic Fox, Arctic Hare, Lemming and Arctic Wolf. Ring Seals live off the coast. Summer land visitors all have wings and come to nest on Baffin Island. Species include Canada Goose, Snow Goose and Brant Goose, Sandpipers, Guillemot and Plovers. Three gull types nest on Baffin Island, Glaucous Gull, Herring Gull and Ivory Gull.
So, there you are! You certainly live and learn by keeping in touch with the Blankney Journal! Except when we are tipping horses , that is!

Thought For Today

A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
Fred Allen

Animal Crackers


Today's Smile

The four stages of life.

Church Bulletins

During the absence of our pastor, we enjoyed the rare
privilege of hearing a good sermon when A. B. Doe supplied our pulpit.
"Children will be led in sinning and Bible study."
There will be a baked bean supper next Sunday at 6 p.m. Music to follow.