Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Day 60 - 29th February 2012 - Leap Year and Side Streets

A cold morning, temperature is -5.5. Am off to town for the day, it's wednesday and my volunteer day [although most days seemed to be filled up with volunteer work for someone]. Just checked the weather forecast and looks like snow most days. Today is the last day of the month - leap year at that. I'm sitting here wondering about this leap year business, so hit google to find out and this is what I discovered: -
Leap Years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth's revolutions around the sun. It takes the Earth approximately 365.242199 days – or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds (a tropical year) – to circle once around the Sun.
However, the Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in a year, so if we didn't add a day on February 29 nearly every 4 years, we would lose almost six hours off our calendar every year. After only 100 years, our calendar would be off by approximately 24 days!
In the Gregorian calendar 3 criteria must be met to be a leap year:
  • The year is evenly divisible by 4;
  • If the year can be evenly divided by 100, it is NOT a leap year, unless;
  • The year is also evenly divisible by 400. Then it is a leap year.
So that's the scoop on leap year. I must be on a real roll this year, our income tax is all done and e-filed - waiting for the money! Not that I have any wild plans for it, but it will go towards next winter's wood which should come in March - in other words "up in smoke"!
I took a walk down the water street this morning stopping and looking down some side streets. This is Charlotte Lane - lovely and colorful with older homes.

Looking down the end of Maiden lane, the Shelburne Co Museum on the right and the Cox Warehouse on the left.

The steeple on the top of the Cox's Warehouse.

For whatever reason I like this, it's hard to tell the sky from the water, up from down. It's not a particular great photo pretty neat just the same.

Buoys in the harbour, and I didn't realize I had caught a couple of Mergansers in the background.

And just a little reminder that winter hasn't totally left us yet.
So all in all not a bad day, got my bacon scallop wrap at the Bean Dock lunch time, managed to accomplish a fair amount of work, although lots I didn't get done........always there for another day!

Enjoy your evening!

1 comment:

  1. Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow.....there is always tomorrow!! Sounds like you got a lot accomplished and found time to take some great shots. I agree I love the one of the lighthouse as well!! Leap Year in Florida and finished it up with an air boat ride and saw a couple of alligators who were pretty docile :)