I hope You all survived the Holiday. We had a great Pool Party Day over here. I have shared the party pics here as there are 3 Blog viewers who want to see them all. I put the others in slideshows so You can view if You like. I know most people would not choose to live in a small cabin in the woods (my kids included), but the Grankids think it is just great! Water is still water if it is in a big fancy pool or a little cold tub in the garden! We got wet and played hard. The only difference is I pay about ten dollars a year on pool maintenance! So, Welcome to the Garden Tub Annual Fourth of July Party! Enjoy!
Here comes the Grandson!
- Panic where the inexperienced swimmer or non swimmer becomes mentally overwhelmed by the circumstances of their immersion, leading to sinking and drowning. Occasionally panic can kill through hyperventilation even in very shallow water.
- Exhaustion where the person is unable to sustain efforts to swim or tread water, often leading to death through drowning.
- Hypothermia where the person loses critical core temperature, leading to unconsciousness or heart failure.
- Dehydration from prolonged exposure to hypertonic salt water, less frequently salt water aspiration syndrome where inhaled salt water creates foam in the lungs that restricts breathing.
- Blunt trauma in fast moving flood or river water.
- Other adverse effects:
- Adverse encounters with aquatic life:
- Stings from sea lice, jellyfish, fish, sea shells, and some species of coral.
- Puncture wounds caused by crabs, lobsters, sea urchins, zebra mussels, stingrays, flying fish, sea birds, and rubbish.
- Hemorrhaging bites from fish, marine mammals, and marine reptiles, occasionally resulting from predation.
- Venomous bites from sea snakes and certain species of octopus.
- Electrocution or mild shock from electric eels and electric rays.
A 2-pool party on the Flamingo Beach Shade Deck
The Grandson Arrives!
The Party is Over; time for Goodbye
The Last Goodbye
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time. Have a great week!
("Hook Em Horns"!)