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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 21, 2013 - 11:37am PT
hey there say, mouse...

oh my, the wood duck... that will make nice set-up for
a painting that i been wanting to do... :O

now it's ME that is shocked, ohmy...

i have the best! swan pcs to paint, but the ones
of ducks, have no wood duck, and the water is NOT as
interesting as it is in your yours.. (wll do that in
spring, though) thank for the share...

i will turn some of it darker, for practice version
for this gal, that wants a painting... will do that,
acylic for her...

oh my, i sent out something nice, littl expecting, a nice
find, coming back my way.. this one, too, is going out, again, then...
and, on and on, the great advenure goes..

say, you shared these great find, and i know the good
lord has more to give you, for your on-going camera
adventure...

ps
my mom will love seing thoe pics of the underpass, i am going
to copy and share, but will give you credit...


their should be a website for that G-stree brdge, for those pics...
i did not fnd one... ask the 'in charge folks' if they'd let you
set a page up... or, wait, ..

not need permission, if it is not official...
title it:
my views of G-street bridge art...
(could make the pics tiny, if you have conern of others
using your pics??)....

oh well, just a thought.... :))

well, yep, this is my work day, as was part of last night--it turned out
to be a 'prep night' for today's work...

no computer or 'teach the brain day' today...
:)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 21, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
You use the duck and anything else that suits you and the same for anyone else. This forum's a gold mine and sometimes the treasure's in your head, sometimes it's only of value to the poster.

My adventures with the camerea here are setting me up for the ones I want to have In The Mountains, On The Crags, etc. It's that learning curve I spoke of earlier.

As to the braind-teachery you mentioned, neebee, my brain's getting taught to respond to photo opps and do it efficiently and with confidence and stealth, if need be. I am sure you can relate, as well, Gypsy and zBrown--you are both real good at the picture-taking stuff, to say the least.

I find cats are excellent targets on these walks, and birds are just where you find them. It's also non-foliage time and seeing things through a screen of branches is better than having them hidden by leaves. The birds aren't really here as the season's still early. Lots of early buds out now, too.

I'm hoping to repeat an adventure I had with the Rev two years ago last spring, when we drove out to the middle of the San Joaquin and were treated to the use of a viewing platform some twenty-five feet above the surrounding terrain. So we saw thousands and thousands of migrant waterfowl like snow geese and otheres from that spot. This was the result of purest happenstance, uh, God's wanting us to see the display. :)

And as far as IDing birds, well, I'm so new I thought that was a mallard, but you say wood duck. Good call.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 21, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
What kind of bird is this, Girl Scouts?
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced

Johnny Cash on lowered standards.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6iWRRXDu_4

Long may our standards wave.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 21, 2013 - 01:37pm PT
Rather sun-soaked cat.  Not an alarmist like some.  I could have appro...
Rather sun-soaked cat. Not an alarmist like some. I could have approached this one. But why?
Credit: mouse from merced
Say it like Bambi. Bir-duh!
You lookin' at me?  You lookin' at ME?
You lookin' at me? You lookin' at ME?
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Yikes!
Credit: mouse from merced
Happy hunting ground/sky.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 21, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
Bob Dylan's caretaker's cat



Could be Suze Rotolo's cat



Could be Suze Rotolo's cat's offspring



Could be Bob Dylan's offspring's cat




Could be Bob Dylan's friend George's cat






Goodnight Irene.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 21, 2013 - 03:34pm PT
Count 'em, kitty. Nine.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 21, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
Oh wait

last train to clarksville


neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 21, 2013 - 04:27pm PT
hey there say, mouse...

have not this:
terpsichorean
since an OLD john wayne movie, where jerry van dyke danced
some 'city slicker' type thing...
...



now, got to get back to work, but as to cats, well now:


this is the real thing... :&#41;&#41;  *eyes all looked off, or shut, ...
this is the real thing... :)) *eyes all looked off, or shut, due to the flash... before that--they were staring my food down! :O
Credit: neebee

(gray one has extra large feet, due to extra toes, and on all four feet)

*course, at the time, they were behaving more like
'polite vultures' ;)


*yogurt, milk, chicken or fish, will do it every time, :))
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 21, 2013 - 04:50pm PT
Cats like the dark. They are midnight ramblers.

I like the Mick Taylor version of the Stones better than the later or even the earlier, just because he was a protege of John Mayall. It's just me.

But the song, it's the thing, not the singer, or is it?

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 21, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
hi neebee

that's a pretty fab five ya got there

no Calico?

mouse

I always liked the Stray Cats version of The Rolling Stones (or was it Elvis)

just like a train on the track - click-clack

clickety clack

anyway have you gotten yer Ya-Ya's out today and who put those jewels and binoculars on that mule

did ya hear that the flu vaccine didn't work in folks older than 64

tell me about it, if not for Jalapeno salsa, I might not be here today







mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 21, 2013 - 10:12pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tklx3j7kgJY
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 21, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
their nails are perfect




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 21, 2013 - 10:32pm PT
Bats, rats, cats,
Credit: mouse from merced
St. Louis Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ3xX7BNT2U

Home of Anheuser/Busch Breweries.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 21, 2013 - 10:53pm PT
From the walk I took yesterday.
Gabe's a Portuguese in his eighties, a patriot and firm in his likes a...
Gabe's a Portuguese in his eighties, a patriot and firm in his likes and dislikes.
Credit: mouse from merced
No, the music's turned off.  The TV is turned to Bonanza or Gabe's cho...
No, the music's turned off. The TV is turned to Bonanza or Gabe's choice.
Credit: mouse from merced
Like it or leave.
Like it or leave.
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Gabe no longer bothers with anything much except Anheuser/Busch produc...
Gabe no longer bothers with anything much except Anheuser/Busch products. No more Amber Bock, Corona, you're lucky he's got Coors.
Credit: mouse from merced
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That's Adolfo at the table.  Gabe was off duty.  The patron in the bla...
That's Adolfo at the table. Gabe was off duty. The patron in the black Sweatshirt is the owner of the Partisan Bar, RC Essig.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Gabe will also cut your hair, badly, but gladly.
Gabe will also cut your hair, badly, but gladly.
Credit: mouse from merced
And next door is the head shop, and that's Lex giving the vee.
And next door is the head shop, and that's Lex giving the vee.
Credit: mouse from merced
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 22, 2013 - 04:22am PT
hey there say, mouse...
i just heard a few of those jukebox songs today,
when season the parakeet was listening to my ol' radio station, :)

interesing share... thanks :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 22, 2013 - 10:54am PT
It's a slice of Merced life that harks back, way back, to when bars and pawns and sleaze of that sort crowded the downtown on Seventeenth St. from Sixteenth St., which is Business 99, aka the old Front St., fronting the Railroad. It was skid row and a few streets like M through J, had a bad reputation.

As it is, the place Gabe runs is home to a few odd mechanics, farmers and cool people from the downtown scene, like the owner of the Partisan Bar, and my friend Andy from Coffee Bandits and the like. It has the appeal of tiny and intimate and not a hint of Starbuckism.

You should know some Ponderosa lore, just to show Gabe your heart's in the right spot. Candy, the foreman, is the only cast member still kicking...

Bob Fuller never appeared on the show. In fact, children, and neebee,

Patrick Kelly called Fuller to his office in 1959 to offer the young actor an opportunity for a co-starring role opposite Academy Award-winner Ray Milland, in the 1950s detective series, Markham. However, Fuller quickly turned down the role because he wanted to be in westerns. He was David Dortort's second choice for the role of Lorne Greene's youngest son, cocky, impish Little Joe Cartwright on Bonanza, only he lost the role to another young, unfamiliar actor, Michael Landon.

Right around the same time, Fuller landed the co-starring role of Jess Harper on the NBC series Laramie, which ran from 1959 to 1963, opposite another of his best friends, John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, child actor Robert L. Crawford, Jr., Stuart Randall, and later with another child actor, Dennis Holmes, and veteran actress Spring Byington. Fuller was asked to do a screen test for the character of Slim Sherman, and John Smith had originally been cast as Jess Harper. Fuller insisted he would be better cast as Harper, and after the screen test he won the role of Jess, while Smith got the part of Slim. The show was eventually aired in more than seventy countries.

Like that Slim.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
That's little Paul Piana with the grin.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
hey there say, mouse...

thanks for the fun share!

yes, my twin buddies and me,have gone to see robert, quite a few times,back
when i had job.. they paid most of the trip and i paid them back each month, for hotel, etc...

we've always had a special meeting room where us an some other fans of his
work, get to hear all kind of neat stories!

we have had supper with him, too, and james drury and his wife, were there once eve, as well.. they are all very gracious with us all...


the phenomen(?) of how thousands turned out to see him in japan,
was really something... he shared that story, afer we asked him--japan even invited him back later... he said the turnout was like nothing
he'd ever could have been ready for--he was honored guest by japan...

the emporor and his wife, invited him... he was given a huge tour
beyond anything he'd have thought...



we always enjoy seeing him, at western festivals, and his wife, when she is there, too...
friends saw him in kanabe, but it was too complex a place to get to, to share my buddies' ride, so i missed out...


edit:
ohh, at festivals, questions and answer times, he is always asked to share how he turned down laramie, at first, since slim, didn't feel like the 'right part' for him... they asked him to come back, after that, and read for the part of jess... (which is what lead to the japan wave of fans)

jack webb, also, was nearly turned down, when jack webb wanted robert to
do 'EMERGENCY' (robert said, he'd not play a doctor) but as he said in his story of how this came to pass: you just can't turn down jack webb--he get's what he wants, and he wanted robert... (a whole newer generations, learned of his work, fresh this way, and not as to reruns of laramie, and wagon train)

(was good for us, too, as, i met another of my best friends at a festival--westner one--who NEVER would have known of robert's work, if she had not see it, on emergency, :)) so thus, she went to meet him, and met us, too, meaning, me and the twins) ...

god was definately at work, in all this!!!!


actaully, that first trip i ever took to meet him, was when i met my twin buddies, they are now my best friends, and three others, that i met, later, too.. was very special, gift from god...



the greatoutdoor connection, :))
is what does it!



EDIT:

say, mouse.... hoagey was a real treat to watch in that show...
a real treata! great stuff.... even played the paino a bit, :)

did not stay long through the series... it was said he
prefered being on the golf-course, :))
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 22, 2013 - 02:32pm PT


Am I blue?

Was I gay?

These were the questions

Of the day.

Credit: mouse from merced

Hoagey, Bogie, and Bacall.

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 22, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
all of 19 years old in that one.



neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 22, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
hey there say, mouse... am working on the underpainting, of the family picture...


hmmm, okay:

hoagey, bogie, and becall...
went to the climber's fest, in fall...
'twas the most wonderful thing, that they could recall...
far better than an inner-walled mall...

course, this is make-believe, this story, so tall...
but if they' be here still, i'd reckon, to you all...
that most likely they'd agree, as, honest as an ol' tree gall...
that the greatoutdoors, and interesting climbers, that upwards crawl...
REALLY DO take first place, over man-made-shopping-buidlings, and
any on-sale hype or talking-drawl...


okay, back to work, for me...
had to get some climbing-content, in you see, :))


edit:
hey there, say, to you zbrown...

happy good day...
say, you can really do the math, and such...
not me, :(

:)
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