Some silly when the lakes are smooth

Thanks for visiting my blog “Life and Random Thinking” today.

A shorter post today – to check in and say thank you for the comments and visits on my blog recently. I especially enjoy receiving feedback.

Today I was down at Skaha Lake for a walk with my Dad, and my son; three generations.

The lake was smooth, the sand nearly empty except for two brave souls who went in for a dip. My son told me that would be a good shock to the system – he’s partially right at least.

On such a quiet day, it was nice to sashay along, say hello to fellow walkers and sit on a bench.

Most of the benches have memorial plaques on them and they face south along the Skaha lake walkway.

We took the opportunity to enjoy the rippling water, and peaceful time as we anticipate the changing of leaves and upcoming season of colour and cooler temperatures.

I am kind of looking forward to all of that.

Thanks to my son, I indulged in some silly relaxing time by watching “In the Bag” the other day.

The little presentation is just over SEVEN MINUTES LONG, musical/humorous and since it cultivated some smiles/chuckles and I had to learn more about it.

This Disney animated short film featured J. Audubon Woodlore (the park ranger) and Humphrey the bear.

Humphrey is the star of the short movie. It’s a cute story of a park ranger who engages the park bears to help him clean the park after careless tourists leave a mess.

The story includes the wonderful music (bump, bump musical number – at the time 2:06 in the video) where the bears clean and happily pick up papers.

Poor Humphrey runs into some problems, and at the end Humphrey reminds me of Charlie Chaplin’s tramp character.

The song in “In the Bag” was so popular, that Disney released it as a single “The Humphrey Hop“.

Spoiler – Smokey the Bear makes a cameo role – In The Bag – watch here.


Thanks for visiting in this “Thinking Out Loud” post. ♥♥- David

Quail in my yard

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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30 Responses to Some silly when the lakes are smooth

  1. An Audience of One says:

    Glad you got to enjoy time with family, as well as some silliness. Also, the lake is simply beautiful!


  2. Greg says:

    One of my old favourites! Thanks for the blast from the past, David!


  3. lghiggins says:

    Disney has “blocked this in my country because of copyright laws.”🙃 How fortunate you are to have three generations together. As for the quail, if you had not put the note under the picture, I would have decided that he is not real. He is a beaut!

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  4. Wynne Leon says:

    Wow – beautiful lake pictures! And thanks for introducing me to In The Bag. Fun!


  5. Pooja G says:

    Lovely pictures and that’s such a cute quail. “In The Bag” looks great. I love Disney movies and shorts.


  6. I hope you had fun with your family. Loved the pictures🌆🏜🌠

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  7. debscarey says:

    I am reading more & more about the benefits of cold water immersion on mental health. But I just cannot get my head around why I would want to do it. I may have acclimatised to the UK weather, by I’m a girl born in the tropics, the very thought makes me shudder.

    I also love reading the memorial signs on the benches overlooking water. My favourite place is on the Sussex coast. I always sit and have a (virtual) chat to my Dad there, I think it’s the memorials that but in the right frame of mind.


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Hi Deb, I read the memorial plaques on the benches here also. They are usually in view spots near the lake or looking down on the valley. I like the idea of still chatting with the ones we love. Speaking of cold water, I still see people jumping and swimming in the lake here and without wet suits. My son did it the other day, and I saw a young lady and some other ladies who were a little more seasoned also. I am tempted but not too much. LOL – David

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