Clips! — Wheel Tales of Willow City

Tomorrow (Monday, August 21, 2017) there will be a total eclipse of the Sun that will be visible in many places across North America. While this is a rare and special event, it can also be dangerous. Staring at the Sun, even for a short time can cause partial blindness or even total blindness.

Do not look at the Sun with unprotected eyes. Only use special glasses made just for this purpose. Sun glasses, no matter how good, are not good enough.

If you can’t get those special glasses there are safe ways to see the eclipse. One of the simplest is to make a small hole with a nail or pin in a sheet of card-stock. Like a file folder or cardboard from a cereal box. Then turn your back to the Sun and look at the shadow of that cardboard on a light coloured background — like another sheet of that cardboard. The Sunlight that passes through the pinhole will be an image of the Sun that is safe to view.

It is possible to use almost any small hole as a pinhole. It can be interesting to see all the images of the Eclipse you might find caused by holes in objects casting shadows — like the gaps between leaves in a tree or the holes in a colander. (normally used to strain stuff in the kitchen like pasta)

Here is a good plan for a pinhole projection viewer from NASA. It is inexpensive, easy to make, and cheap to make.

How to Make a Pinhole Projector to View the Solar Eclipse — NASA

This is a safe way to view the eclipse. The eclipse will be worth seeing even if you are not in the narrow track across the US that is a Total eclipse.

Oh, and check the article and links below the YouTube video for important links and information!

Some more information from NASA.

Please be safe! Many people have had permanent eye damage and even blindness by looking at the Sun without proper protection.


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DWPenner


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Knock, Knock! 18 – Hall! — The Gnomestead Tapestry

A Gnomestead Tapestry Short.

A “Knock, Knock!” Joke!

You’d think Hall would be standing outside the schoolhouse.

You never know who or what is outside the door.

This is another of the “Gnomestead Tapestry” Knock, Knock jokes. I hope you enjoy this and share it around!

Thanks!

DWPenner


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Try to Walk More — Wheel Tales of Willow City

I recently spent some time in hospital and one of the high points was the great care I received from the registered nurses and other staff there. They did a very good job even with the trying case I presented to them. However upon being discharged their instructions were… a bit contradictory.

Among other instructions: Take time to walk as much as possible as it would accelerate the healing of my surgical wound in my belly. And to stay off my left foot in order not to retard the healing of the wound on the sole of my left foot. The instructions for one seemed to contradict the other.

I’m working it out and have healed greatly.


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DWPenner


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Riddles – Uprising! – Solution — The Gnomestead Tapestry

A Gnomestead Tapestry Short.

A “Down on the Farm” Riddle!

Uprising!

Row on row,
Rising to attention.
Beaten down,
But rising once more.
First white, then brown.
Strengthened by the forge of heat.
Giving that strength to the people.

What are they?

They are “loaves of bread”!

Did you get the solution. What did you think of the riddle?

Hoping you enjoy the “Gnomestead Tapestry” Down on the Farm riddle. Feel free to share it around!

Thanks!

DWPenner


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Riddles – Uprising! — The Gnomestead Tapestry

A Gnomestead Tapestry Short.

A “Down on the Farm” Riddle!

Uprising!

Row on row,
Rising to attention.
Beaten down,
But rising once more.
First white, then brown.
Strengthened by the forge of heat.
Giving that strength to the people.

What are they?

Can you guess the solution? Check here in two days! (Monday, August 7, 2017 — Noon Pacific Daylight Time.) This one might be a bit tricky.

Hoping you enjoy the “Gnomestead Tapestry” Down on the Farm riddle. Feel free to share it around!

Thanks!

DWPenner


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Two Knights Walk Into a Bar 14 – A Regular — The Gnomestead Tapestry

A Gnomestead Tapestry Short.

Another tale from the bar. That’s Captain George! Arrrrrr!.

A Regular

Cpt George: Greetings Captain George, you want the usual, Rum?
Bar Maid: No Darlin’, I want whiskey, Red-Eye! Leave the bottle.
Scot: Why’s the guy in the pirate hat so blue?
Gnorman: Oh, that’s Captain George. Every month he comes into town and…
Gnorman: …asks the smith if something called a “canon” has been invented yet.
Barkeep: It seems it is important for a pirate ship to have canons.


I wonder where Captain George is from? The West Indies? The Orient? Africa? Penzance? Saskatchewan? …

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DWPenner


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Coming Up in the Tapestry – 95

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Coming this Saturday (July 29, 2017) a “Two Knights Walk into a Bar” comic.

Introducing a new characterrr!

I hope you like the cartoons. I’d love to hear from you and find out what you think of them. Drop a note to me via my Facebook page “The Gnome’s Garden”.

Thanks for dropping by!
DWPenner


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Riddles – Picture This! – Solution — The Gnomestead Tapestry

A Gnomestead Tapestry Short.

A “School Daze” Riddle!

Picture This!

From start to end I’m worth more than a picture.
I cast my spell on student, scholar, and author.
Black on white or carved in stone, the truth I can tell.
All the same I can tell a lie equally well..
Losing me might render you speechless.
Don’t hold your tongue and it will effect you less.

What am I?

I am “The Alphabet”.

Did you get the solution? Do you know how the clues fit the riddle?

Hoping you enjoy the “Gnomestead Tapestry” School Daze riddle. Feel free to share it around!

Thanks!

DWPenner


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Shape of things to come.

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During the hiatus between January 2017 and July 2017 I spent a couple of months where publishing weekly comics wasn’t possible due to health reasons. I took some of this time to consider the direction the strips would take and though I still haven’t published any instalments of “Space Trek” or “Wheel Tales of Willow City” I have been able to produce two cartoons for “The Gnomestead Tapestry”.

Each of these two cartoons have been riddles. During my hiatus I decided to publish some classic riddles in the Tapestry. Some will be my take on historic ones like “The Riddle of the Sphinx” — and others will be completely original like the current one in “Picture This!”

As I say at the end of each cartoon, I hope you enjoy them and I hope you can share the links to the cartoons with your friends.

Thanks!
DWPenner

Riddles – Picture This! — The Gnomestead Tapestry

A Gnomestead Tapestry Short.

A “School Daze” Riddle!

Picture This!

From start to end I’m worth more than a picture.
I cast my spell on student, scholar, and author.
Black on white or carved in stone, the truth I can tell.
All the same I can tell a lie equally well..
Losing me might render you speechless.
Don’t hold your tongue and it will effect you less.

What am I?

Can you guess the solution? Check here in two days! (Monday, July 24, 2017 — Noon Pacific Daylight Time.)

Hoping you enjoy the “Gnomestead Tapestry” School Daze riddle. Feel free to share it around!

Thanks!

DWPenner


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