don’t go swimming with the ducks

We feed the ducks at Lake Julian.

It’s the lake where this plant is.  It’s the lake with the signs that say something like “No Swimming.  No Wading.” etc.

We always wondered just what the heck they produced at that factory across the lake…the big one with the huge smokestacks.  Just what was going on there that we couldn’t get in the water?

It turns out it’s where the electricity for Asheville and the surrounding areas is produced.

I don’t think it would have been all that hard to figure out what was going on at the plant…I guess we were always too busy enjoying feeding the ducks to go much farther than wondering what all the smoke from the smokestacks was about.

I was going to write a post this morning about the “final destruction” comments that North Korea made about South Korea.  North Korea is getting more confident about its nuclear abilities…and of its ability to blow South Korea off the map.

I was going to find a YouTube video of the news and write my post…

and then I got sidetracked by a video of a guy singing Sinatra songs on America’s Got Talent, saw this commercial about Asheville and coal…and decided to write about it instead.

There isn’t any malice intended by getting distracted by life.  I don’t know what the heck that little Korean guy is up to with his bombs and all…until I saw this video, I didn’t know for certain just what the smokestacks across the lake were up to, either.

All I do know is that it is really pleasant to take a bag of stale bread with you when you go to Lake Julian so you can feed the ducks.

There are always going to be bad situations…there will be bombs and crazy leaders…there will be mysterious smokestacks pouring white smoke into the sky.

There will always be alternatives, too.

I hope I can focus long enough to help any of them get implemented….

Those ducks really do enjoy that bread, though…


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