Sun and Smoke

The Okanagan valley

has a little bit of high smoke blowing from the south today, but during the last few days, we have enjoyed some lovely blue days; blue skies and blue water.

When out cycling along one of our two lakes on those days, the peace and calm of the scenery are nature’s gifts unwrapped for anyone to enjoy.

I thought today I would share some photos, and add captions to them. A simple post, not to take too much of your time and I hope you enjoy looking and reading the captions.

I am behind on reading so many blogs right now, please forgive me. – David

Tonight at my Toastmaster’s club my speech project is to tell a story – 5 to 7 minutes long. I try to be original in my speeches and the inspiration for my speech entitled “Skunked” came from playing “crib” with my son.

If you don’t know what Crib is; Crib is a card game, and you keep score on a board. I created for tonight’s speech at Penticton Toasties a short story about a young man named Claudio, who plays crib with his Papa after a family meal. After just avoiding being skunked (losing by 30 points) Claudio shares two life lessons he has learned from playing cards with his Papa. Of course, the story made me exercise my cheek muscles and I look forward to hearing my audience response and feedback (gifts).

Thanks for visiting and look forward to hearing your thoughts, I appreciate your visit. – Take care, 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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9 Responses to Sun and Smoke

  1. You live in such a beautiful area where Mother Nature’s glory is so close by in many different directions! Thank you for taking me on journeying to that loveliness with you. Oh, and darn it, David, what are the two life lessons Claudio learned from playing cards with his papa? Inquiring minds want to know…. but me, I’m just asking for a friend…. HA HA HA


    • dfolstad58 says:

      🙂 ♥ Two lessons Claudio has learned – you can try to make your own luck but you can never be sure what will happen. Plus sometimes bad things happen, like being skunked but it could have been worse and you can play another day. Tell your friend 🙂 hugs


  2. Dalo 2013 says:

    Great photos and it is something special when you can head out on your bike and revel in the peaceful nature of the scenery around every corner. More than ever, so important to get out and enjoy them if you can. Take care ~


  3. I love the pictures! The landscape is majestic, the animal adorable and the 2 guys handsome!!
    Good luck with your speech! Have a blessed weekend! ♥♥

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  4. Lovely photos, and I remember playing crib in my teens and early twenties, but I haven’t played in years.


  5. Sandra J says:

    Wonderful saying with each photo, I remember the game Crib, I still have it. There are lessons to be learned everywhere we look. 😉 Thank you Dave.

    Liked by 1 person

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