Archive - Dec 6, 2006

Versailles

The picture posted below is a small fraction of the immense gardens at the Palace of Versailles. I couldn't believe when I looked over it on Google Earth. The only way to get a true view of the geometric patterns--which stretch over many miles--would be from the air, and Louis XIV wasn't able to fly.

Now, we are able to fly without getting in a plane. The images on Google Earth are sharp enough to pick out people. They are the black dots on the sidewalks in the picture. I also picked out a rowboat one one of the ponds.

Blustery

Drove to Thief River Falls today to speak to a high school class. On the way, I stopped in at the Fertile Hilton to chat briefly with Aunt Olla.

Of course some gremlin went and printed out my entry about Olla avoiding Bible study and gave her a copy. Olla takes it all in good humor, but I guess I have to realize this weblog is a public forum and I had better not go into detail about her beer drinking and other problems even if I am merely expressing concern and requesting prayer.

Guess work

Was cruising the world tonight on Google Earth. Found this scene. See if you can guess where it is. Answer tomorrow.