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mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 27, 2013 - 09:24am PT
"Here comes the sunshine, Superman! Blow your little Kryptonian mind!"

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Wait for it...

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Wait for it...

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Sunshine came softly through my window today.





zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 27, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
As a kid, I always thought the sign to Agua Fria road meant "fried water".
And as an adult, it sounds good to me.

Some folks have thought so highly of it, they made it into a national monument.




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 27, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
Holy Friday Water being liberally dispensed by the Holy Faucet.
Holy Friday Water being liberally dispensed by the Holy Faucet.
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Oh, God, we thank Thee for Fridays.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 27, 2013 - 01:29pm PT
Isn't all this a bit premature? Aqua Friday doesn't arrive until the dog figures out how to cross the river.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 28, 2013 - 04:59am PT
Fried A, on the menu under Plan B.

Plan B involves building bridges going back into The Day: The Day Bridges.

http://beniciaherald.me/2011/06/10/building-bridges/

“I spent a long time on it — and the other two — and now it’s time to do something else, like getting my Leonard Nimoy impression down pat. It would be a logical follow-up to bridge-building.”--Frellson Powell

Frellson Powell is NOT, NOT, NOT related to Mike Powell or his daughter, Emily, who seem to be cornering the used books market on the West Coast.

http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Powell-s-Books-looming-large-in-the-Bay-Area-2514719.php

Which brings us to a real Jullabaloo, featuring the YOUNG Stevie Miller, not the aging gangster, who played on Flaming Pie with Sir Paul.

Paul McCartney/Used to Be Bad--09 Flaming Pie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOFk-lgJ14I&list=PLF6C1AC41F1CF86DB

That guy, the young Stevie Miller, learned his lessons a long, long time ago, as did Sir Paul.

Goldberg-Miller Band/The Mother Song on Jullabaloo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLB261z-7PQ

"Beam me up, Bones."--Magnetic Dog in the Milky Way Bar, ready to call it a nite, not wanting to swim the Milk River, and knowing he doesn't know how to swim

Presented, to you, our loyal customers, by the Leland Powell Company.
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Say, if Ru Paul hooked up with Sir Paul...Ru Paul McCartney?

Flamin' Groovies/Between the Lines
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sanueRku7n0

"Poetry is read best between the lines."--some American rhymsester with a pointy-tailed friend
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 28, 2013 - 05:50am PT
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One for neebee.

The wide-open in Mariposa County.
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 28, 2013 - 06:40am PT
This sequence of road shots is of Bear Creek, which comes out of Bear Valley, I think, and flows down to Merced. The road is Indian Gulch Road and it parallels Slate Gulch.

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Looking upstream.  The lower slopes of Schultz Mtn above the creek, I ...
Looking upstream. The lower slopes of Schultz Mtn above the creek, I believe.
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Looking downstream.
Looking downstream.
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And then I came to "Gordo's Place."
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 28, 2013 - 07:08am PT
Geo. C. Gordo may well be deceased and a live-in caretaker/renter in this spread now. It isn't too neglected yet, but there is evidence no one cares: the chairs, for example. And the mailbox.

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mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 28, 2013 - 07:12am PT
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This place is on Indian Gulch Road (5470, in fact) and is not far from Cathey's Valley, where I intersected Hwy 140 again, a quarter mile from where I turned of on Old Highway earlier that morning.

And THEN I got to the Ag Museum and old Charlie...

And yesterday, Thursday, I drove out on Hwy 59 just north of town and found the place I'd photographed for the tractor thread. I went to the door and Willie told me to take all the photos I wanted.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 28, 2013 - 10:19am PT


Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase wordburner.




Ah to be home again, back at the interesection of Indian Gulch and State Gulch Roads. I burned a lot wood there one year. I do not remember which.

Visit the Pyrography/Pyrophotography page, at your own risk.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=585&q=woodburniong+kit&oq=woodburniong+kit&gs_l=img.4...3658.8300.0.9085.18.13.0.5.1.1.262.2131.4j1j8.13.0...0.0...1ac.1.18.img.V_fNvfRCwFw#hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&q=pyrography&revid=1974616742&ei=KZ3NUd2UH4jysgavnoGICg&ved=0CA0QsyU&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&fp=8730df4aa8174617&biw=1280&bih=585&imgdii=_
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 28, 2013 - 10:29am PT

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 28, 2013 - 10:57am PT
Woody Holly, buddy?

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Woody Wood Burner, outa Turner Ranch, Merced County, north o' Chowchilla, ma'am. Ah'm new in town and was hopin' ya might be able to tell me how to git to the Statue o' Liberty?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 28, 2013 - 12:56pm PT
The abandoned, 'off limits,' historic Shaeffer Bridge, built in 1912, ...
The abandoned, 'off limits,' historic Shaeffer Bridge, built in 1912, on the Merced River, on Oakdale Road, north Merced County, less the water taken out by the irrigation district, which doesn't amount to very much this year, unfortunately.
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Just reflecting on water and how it gets so abused and then just keeps...
Just reflecting on water and how it gets so abused and then just keeps coming back for more until it's gone, then ya miss it.
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Taken yesterday from the replacement.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 28, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
Twofer - pyrography demo and Amazing Grace in Cherokee!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 28, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
There is a book I have read, the name of which I have forgotten, which features Modoc fly-eating people being taught English from a copy of Robert Burns' poetry, so that the boys grew up speaking like the Scots gift shop owner.

"Och, if it's not Modoc, it's fly-shite."

The book treated with a cure for rabies, among other weird subjects.

All this char-smell in the air kinda makes me thirsty.

And it's Friday night.

And I quit drinking.

Ghosts.

I'll live.

So will this poor bloke.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 28, 2013 - 02:11pm PT


And as long as we got videos on this page, let's stack them. Like barrels of wine.


Hey, hey, hey!

Tony, Tony, Tony!
Q. for ya, bro: Why is white wine white and red wine red? Is this within the ken of Tony?


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 28, 2013 - 02:47pm PT


WHEELS on Fires. Where the rubber meets the rock.

BIG TIRES on Wheels. Where the rubber meets the dirt.

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My memory serves sherbet on hot afternoons.

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NO SMOKING!
NO SMOKING!
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Frankly, I think life is a drag.  I have not traction, and there's lit...
Frankly, I think life is a drag. I have not traction, and there's little no attraction for the likes of me.
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This last wheel may explode.

The stack of tires may burn.

The whole world fits inside

Of an ice cream churn.

Raspberry, please.

Or watermelon, if ya got it.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 28, 2013 - 03:31pm PT
Great wheels photos mouse. I was wondering, however, who balances and trues all those wheels? Could it N&M or JB30 de Fresno?

Feeling a bit more inquisitive today (more on this later perhaps), but if the wheels are on fire, where is the smoke or is this all done via smoke and mirrors.

How do you supercool a mirror? Obviously, by being super cool (SuperTopo will not suffice).





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 28, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
Paul Powell, not related to Babe, who happens to be blue over a blown ...
Paul Powell, not related to Babe, who happens to be blue over a blown hoof at the moment, according to my brother Tim.
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mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 28, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
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