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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 12, 2013 - 02:40am PT
hey there say, mouse....

neat share...

wow, timid! :), mouse, and zbrown, think it was:

my mom and i love! trees....
will go look at the tree city link...

thanks for all the neat tree shares...
say, mouse have you seen the great tree thread, here, yet?

i have soooo many neat tree tops, all in their solo glory,
can't share much now though... perhaps someday...



neat plate, neat globe...
i am thinking to try to make some neat globes, with the grandkids,
they like those...

*
say, painting is going very well, now, at this stage... LESS scare, ;)

also, had to days two cold, i MEAN:
HAD TWO DAYS, too cold to paint...

yours got first rotation, then the egret for big mike...
ol' doug can wait a bit longer, good to say, and
the next fund-raisers will fit in among the gift things to folks...


zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 12, 2013 - 06:12am PT
This was shot by a cannon, I think. The sounds of silence. I also think that is Lembert Dome in the back, which shows how much I know.

Credit: zBrown
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2013 - 09:28am PT
I've posted to the Great Tree thread.
It's very "grovy" there.

And looking at a tree's shapely head
Up in the winter air
Is somewhat the same as looking at
A pretty lady's hair.

It's all in the moment with a camera. Your picture-taking is like mine (and so a lot of us) in that respect, it seems.
The process goes like this as I see it:
We are struck by the moment and lift, frame/compose, shoot, at least with a digital camera.
Or, like you told me, about when your were taking shots with film, like this: Lift, frame/compose, THEN wait till it's perfect so you don't waste film (thus losing spontaneity and some of the FUN) THEN shoot.

As I'm walking though the park or along a street, the view is constantly changing, so how can I be sure, that what I see is real...

(Sorry, slipped into song mode.)

You get the idea, I thingk.

The man who considers himself an artist will set the shot up, wait for the right conditions, shoot, then go home and look at what he's done, judge it for himself, then do it all over. Am I right, Claude Fidler? Am I right, Dean? I would need to type this whole page over if I wanted to remove that extra "g" in the last paragraph, were this a negative.

But I hope this little disquisition helps show you what
I DON'T KNOW. How can I find what that is except by listening to criticism? And you know how I feel about critics, neebee. My new friend Larry might have some things to say.

I only know that what I think I seem to have seen or heard or otherwise experienced may or may not have been real or true.

The corners of my eye lead to the corridors of my mind?  I knew that.
The corners of my eye lead to the corridors of my mind? I knew that.
Credit: mouse from merced
Still, that's cosmic.
Still, that's cosmic.
Credit: mouse from merced
I like a certain amount of repetition.  It helps get the pointless acr...
I like a certain amount of repetition. It helps get the pointless across to the clueless.
Credit: mouse from merced

It's why I don't think of myself as a bigot, though I have prejudices.

I was taught to distrust Russkies as we all were as boys and girls, except the very youngest. (Vitaliy would have been an outcast. Anastasia would have been shunned or deported--freakin' ice climbers AND Russkies, the double whammy.)

My new buddy Larry is Russian. And his stage name is not Pablo, like I dyslexically thought--SEE?--but Pobla. He is also a devoted fan of his home, Merced. We are gonna get along just Hunky, Dora.






mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2013 - 11:16am PT
So, Pablo turns out to be Pobla. His little "Pobla Studio" is on Main St. in the Tioga Hotel building, next to the empty lot where the Greyhound Bus Station used to sit.


FLASH--This Just In!
"At first she just looked and tilted her head sideways back and forth.
Then, she went to the window and barked. Then I said 'what's that?'
That sent her off her rocker. then she calmed down.
Same reaction she has when the cyotes sound off around here."

The report on Tim's dog when he had her listen to the Wolf Howl on YouTube. We are truly spreading the joy around here!


Getting back to Pobla Studio, the gent's name in Russian is the origin of Pobla. I don't recall what he said his first name was, but the second was Lavrentiy, or Lawrence, or to me, the stooge, Larry. Pob/La is the combination of the two names. Might be a diminutive of Pavel on the first name.
Larry.
Larry.
Credit: mouse from merced
Larry's reading matter.
Larry's reading matter.
Credit: mouse from merced

He puts art and photos up in the front and in the studio he makes art. The art he puts in the window, he says, reflects what is happening in Merced's life. It's a window blog, man.
The other left window.
The other left window.
Credit: mouse from merced
Left window.
Left window.
Credit: mouse from merced
Taking a call in private.
Taking a call in private.
Credit: mouse from merced

We have much in common, I'm thinking, and a lot to learn from one another. I call the dude Larry, in jest, but the name will either stick or not. Our visit yesterday morning was cut short by the arrival of two young friends, Irene and Mike and their daughter, name forgotten before I could write all this down. Irene laughed and so did Larry, when I used the name to indicate I knew what Lavrentiy meantiy.
Irene, a Russian emigre, fascinated.  Mike, happy to be a family guy. ...
Irene, a Russian emigre, fascinated. Mike, happy to be a family guy. And the bairn, scowling at Brian, who has a camera and probably shouldn't be trusted.
Credit: mouse from merced

Later in the day I met this person.
Street windows should attract the eye.  Pobla's spot on the end, then ...
Street windows should attract the eye. Pobla's spot on the end, then the sex shop, then the cookie shop, then an empty socket,reflecting the economy.
Credit: mouse from merced
Gigi, as this lady artist styles herself, though she could be a model.
Gigi, as this lady artist styles herself, though she could be a model.
Credit: mouse from merced
Her real name's Kim Benson.  She'll do windows.
Her real name's Kim Benson. She'll do windows.
Credit: mouse from merced


This corner, by the way, is the same one where the bicycle wreck I photographed took place. The store on the corner is Sunny's, a wigged-out shop selling fake hair.

But we are done with stick-on muttonchops and toupes, are we not?

Teewinot.
The summit of Teewinot.  One down a lot to go
The summit of Teewinot. One down a lot to go
Credit: Pcutler



zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 12, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
About time for a Flames appearance by Prince Buster. The relevance is apparent by the title alone. Right?

TIME LONGER THAN ROPE




Kiss teet - a derisive facial expression and hissing


neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
hey there say, mouse...

thanks for the 'good morning merced' ...

great people share, :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2013 - 04:26pm PT
I'm laughing! It hurts!

Kiss teet: A sucking noise made with the tongue pressed against the teeth used to express annoyance, frustration, or contempt.

Busted!

Kissteet gonna be de nex' on-screen rage, mon!

kissteet32.

kissteetnlibs.

ikissteetniliketeet.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 12, 2013 - 05:51pm PT

This one almost had me stumped (note cool orange shirt):

Credit: zBrown

My cat:

Credit: zBrown
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2013 - 06:13pm PT
You let us know when you two get the hole big enough. This looks like more fun than ice climbing, even.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu3BM6sNm-M

Mock Turtles/I Can Dig It
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGSHIidlesQ

"Cool orange is better than burnt orange in most applications except chiaroscuro....and where blue turns into grey, it suggests hope."--Berndt C. Enna, Paint It Black, Absolutely: The Art of the Rolling Stones
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2013 - 06:44pm PT
It's way early, sure.
Blarney Castle, Cork.  The Stone of Eloquence is under the hole in the...
Blarney Castle, Cork. The Stone of Eloquence is under the hole in the parapet. Has anybody dared to climb this? It looks killer. They'd probably find a gun somewhere and shoot you, though.
Credit: mouse from merced
WTF! Slainte!
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 12, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
Uh

Knock, Knock
Who's there?
Manteca
Manteca Who?

{no response}

Manteca What?

Man! take a look that cat looks more like a dog.


Stay tuned Stockton on deck, Merced in the hole (when it gets finished).

Blossoms Manteca, CA

[


EDIT: Could be Duh.
Gene

climber
Mar 12, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
Manteca? The Family City?

Spent part of the day there. Lard have mercy.

g

Edit: The CV has a bunch of silly mottos for its towns and cities. Riverbank - The City of Action. Modesto - Water, Wealth, Contentment and Health. Merced - Gateway to Yosemite. Madera - Gateway to Yosemite. Hmmmm.

Anyone know the Oasis of the Valley? The Jewel of the Valley? Cowboy Capital of the World?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
Is there a prize? Is there cat burglars? Do you know the way to Oakdale?
Mommy, what's a Hummer? Daddy said he used to buy them. How deep is the concept of a Whole Earth? Ask this guy.
Credit: mouse from merced
I can dig it. And I can dig that crazy EE Icon, Ike an' Shari Edie. These former in-laws have been hosting EE Weekends for like thirty years. Mole holy frijole that's a lot of Catholic weddings.

Ike and Shari explain various things about Catholicity and birth controllery to engaged couples. Like what's a "hummer"? Has the Pope got one? Has my bishop ever had one? Who's driving?

Have you anything more to say about "Doggie On the Roof," Mr. Romney? Can we move on to "Rolling Stones" now? It is almost Easter, after all.
Credit: mouse from merced
I'm speaking to you, Do Little Dog Doo Lover.


zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 12, 2013 - 08:02pm PT
garlic and artichoke caps?

Castro(not Fidel)ville - artichokes

Gilroy (STARTS with G, if the first two letters are ever the same ...) - garlic

Auntie Merced



Auntie Mary, Merced Falls, 1920



^
EDIT: damn sombebody took back his/her photo - probably was O. Wells or P. Hearst or heaven forbid S Weed

EDIT@: gave it back

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
Manteca bound.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5yJY6-UU7g

Did he? Diddy ever!


Low directional.
Linear BSP Trees for Sets of Hyperrectangles with Low Directional Density (2000) This is a fine article, just not my thing.

Credit: mouse from merced

Getaway To the Gateway

Weird stuff
Oddly enough

Nonsense
Recommence

Put up
Or shut up

Audrey
Lilabee

Come ye
Yosemite



zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:22pm PT
"knight takes knight, forking the queen" (from actual 1956 Bobby Fischer "game of the century") and if I recall correctly the Cardinal provided the Pope with a hummer (at least it wasn't some little kid - only a pawn in their game?)

it's all been said before, it's all been written in the book (but now we have the internet and Youtube)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsaD8GLw0qw



Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
Mouse, if ya wanna crack up Larry/Lavrenty/Pablo salute him the next time you see him with

**"shto novovo, moi stari bzdyokh!"

The phonetic would be: shto noevava, moy starry bzdyokh, with the kh being waay back on the palate.

Trust me, it'll crack him up! And it isn't really anything bad. :-)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
Move over, baby!
Move over, baby!
Credit: mouse from merced
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYWdiG1Bf0c

"Hey, Larry! How do you say shto noevava, moy starry bzdyokh?'"

Like that?
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
^^ that is auditorally clear as mud Reilly

mousie - just copy it down and hand it too him

or

why not just howl at him like wolf - examples upthread
Anastasia

climber
Home
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:43pm PT
Mouse,

I wouldn't be deported. I was born here in the U.S. to a U.S. citizen and... I have too many Good Lawyer friends who will ensure my rights.
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