It's Almost Over.... Almost (Page Eleven)
Donna believes Gregs story about dowsing rods and wine
Did You Know? - Greg assured Donna that he could locate wine within the next 30 minutes using two simple sticks and a lot of constipation....ah, make that concentration!
Dowsing is a type of divination employed in attempts to locate ground water, buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil, gravesites, and many other objects and materials, as well as so-called currents of earth radiation (Ley lines), without the use of scientific apparatus.
Dowsing is also known as divining (especially in reference to interpretation of results), doodlebugging (in the US), or (when searching specifically for water) water finding, water witching or water dowsing.
A Y- or L-shaped twig or rod, called a dowsing rod, divining rod (Latin: virgula divina or baculus divinatorius) or witching rod is sometimes used during dowsing, although some dowsers use other equipment or no equipment at all.
Dowsing appears to have arisen in the context of Renaissance magic in Germany, and it remains popular among believers in Forteana or radiesthesia although there is no accepted scientific rationale behind the concept and no scientific evidence that it is effective.
It worked... Greg located three cases of red wine on the train so the enture group did well... Not a dry person remained
Donna thought this to be a Star Pine
Did You Know? - Araucaria heterophylla (synonym A. excelsa) is a distinctive conifer, a member of the ancient and now disjointly distributed family Araucariaceae. As its vernacular name Norfolk Island Pine implies, the tree is endemic to Norfolk Island, a small island in the Pacific Ocean between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.
The genus Araucaria occurs across the South Pacific, especially concentrated in New Caledonia (about 700 km due north of Norfolk Island) where 13 closely related and similar-appearing species are found. It is sometimes called a 'star pine', due to its symmetrical shape as a sapling, although it is not a true pine.
We were going to send someone up the tree to get dates but thought better of ourselves
The cloud just sat there all day
A Few Minutes Late MEans More Time To Visit
What's a few minutes between friends? More time to visit (Courtesy: R. Duda)
Salsa... Vicky alwanys wanted to learn that dance step
Del and Brian share smiles.....
It was an adventure
Lee and Ralph
Rob was ready for some more wine
Gigi and Larry
Brenda & Sam
Sam has a new gaget
Bob protects his purchases
They got here early
The Old Ranch group is waiting for the waiter
Charlotte & Bunnaford
Meanwhile Outside The Actitiy Is Increasing
On no... Another one bits the grass
About to pounce
Administering 2nd aid
Like the shirts
The train... The train
In grape uniform
Need someone to watch it
All aboard (Courtesy: R. Duda)