Birinci gün

I washed my car yesterday, this morning it is raining.  That’s perfect with me as that is part of spring – April Showers bring May Flowers (and April is almost here).

A few of my blogger colleagues are doing multi day challenges, I am going to do a five day challenge,  not a challenge for them, but it is for me.

Each day I will be brief, so I hope you will still come and see me for five days in a row.

Today is Birinci gün – Day One.


Sage brush and looking down on Okanagan lake


Word of the Day – Piquant


  • Sharp taste – Synonyms would be: spicy, tasty, flavorsome
  • Pleasantly stimulating – Synonyms would be: intriguing, stimulating, interesting, fascinating

Piquant in a sentence from ” A Study in Scarlet” – Arthur Conan Doyle

“By the way,” I asked suddenly, stopping and turning upon Stamford, “how the deuce did he know that I had come from Afghanistan?”

My companion smiled an enigmatical smile, “That’s just his little peculiarity,”he said. ” A good many people have wanted to know how he finds things out.”

“Oh! a mystery is it?” I cried, rubbing my hands. “This is very piquant. I am much obliged to you for bringing us together.

(I am confident you know whom John Watson is referring to)


Quote of the Day – 

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. – Winston Churchill


A Song – I’ll Think of You

I’ll think of you
As I go
So when I leave
You’re not alone
And no matter where we are
We will never be that far
Cause I’ll think of you as i go
I’ll think of you
As I dream
So when it’s dark
You’ll be with me
And no matter where we are
We can look up to the stars
And I’ll think of you as I dream
Oh, it’s a long and winding road
But you don’t have to walk alone
Cause no matter where we are
I’ll keep you in my heart
And I’ll think of you as i go….
if you want to sing along – I like this video as it cleverly done all in one take, singing and patty-caking!
Thanks for visiting, and  Day Two tomorrow.- David 

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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21 Responses to Birinci gün

  1. Harold Rhenisch says:

    Look at the big blue eye staring down at Kelowna! How cool is that!

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  2. Hi. I read A Study In Scarlet a year or two ago. Liked it a lot. It has a lot of depth. It was much better than I thought it would be.

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      I agree it is a wonderful beginning to the Sherlock Holmes series. Sherlock Holmes is one of those characters like 007 that sparked movies, prequels and related series. I appreciate your response as always.

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  3. I agree, a blue eye focused on Peachland or Kelowna. 🙂

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  4. Sue Slaght says:

    ‘All the great things are simple’. Perhaps that was never more poignant than during this time when so many simple activities one took for granted are no longer possible. A very thought provoking post.

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  5. Hi, it is truly refreshing to read some positivity with all the chaos at this juncture in our lives. Have a nice day and keep safe. Love xx

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  6. The lake, it’s so beautiful 😍❤️✌🏾

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      Thank you, my city is one of two in the world that borders on two lakes. Skaha lake close to where I live is a casual 15 minute walk, at the north end about 7 kilometres away is Okanagan lake. My city is Penticton, a native word that means gathering place or place to live forever.


      • OMG wow, Penticton, the meaning, that’s amazing. That’s like paradise. And being one of two in the world, wow. I love the name of the city, and the meaning. What language is it? The name and meaning makes it sound so beautiful and magical to me. Wow😍


      • dfolstad58 says:

        nsyilxcən is the language spoken by and distinguishes the Syilx/Okanagan from other indigenous peoples


      • Wow, just googled and it says it’s in Canada. Didn’t know Canada had indigenous groups or languages other than English and French, which I realize now is silly lol, there are lots of groups with different languages in almost every country. This is really nice.


      • dfolstad58 says:

        Thank you for your interest in my blog, I anticipate I will learning a large amount from you about your life, and your country. I am grateful for that.

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  7. Julie Krupp says:

    Fun post, gorgeous photo! 🙂

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  8. I read your five-day challenge backwards. Nice job! I love the Winston Churchill quote. I may have to borrow it.

    I don’t know what possessed me to take on a 26-day challenge. Even the short and simple posts take a pretty minute.

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