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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 31, 2013 - 05:45am PT
hey there, say, mouse...

did say, 13, shy of 1,000 ... or is that 12 shy, by and by?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 31, 2013 - 05:49am PT
hey there say, ...

here is a link on john james audubon...
i remember hearing the 'audubon' names, but NEVER knew what it meant...
most likely, i EVEN saw it on the prints, but
just figured that it was 'a society association' and NOT
the author...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_James_Audubon
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 31, 2013 - 06:05am PT
hey there say, all...


for those that ride horses--an EXPERIENCE like none other:
from the wikipedia, on john james audubon:


Audubon witnessed the 1812 New Madrid earthquake while out riding, which was among the most severe to strike the mid-continent. When Audubon arrived home, he was relieved to find no major damage, but the area was shaken by aftershocks for months.[37] Upon his horse in western Kentucky on December 16, 1811, Audubon experienced the great New Madrid earthquake. By today's standards, the quake ranged from 8.4 to 8.8 on the Richter Scale, slightly stronger than the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Audubon writes that while on horseback he believed the distant rumbling to be that of a tornado, “but the animal knew better than I what was forthcoming, and instead of going faster, so nearly stopped that I remarked he placed one foot after another on the ground with as much precaution as if walking on a smooth piece of ice. I thought he had suddenly foundered, and, speaking to him, was on point of dismounting and leading him, when he all of a sudden fell a-groaning pieteously, hung his head, spread out his forelegs, as if to save himself from falling, and stood stock still, continuing to groan. I thought my horse was about to die, and would have sprung from his back had a minute more elapsed; but as that instant all the shrubs and trees began to move from their very roots, the ground rose and fell in successive furrows, like the ruffled water of a lake, and I became bewildered in my ideas, as I too plainly discovered, that all this awful commotion was the result of an earthquake. I had never witnessed anything of the kind before, although like every person, I knew earthquakes by description. But what is description compared to reality! Who can tell the sensations which I experienced when I found myself rocking, as it were, upon my horse, and with him moving to and fro like a child in a cradle, with the most imminent danger around me.”[38] He noted that as the earthquake retreated, "the air was filled with an extremely disagreeable sulphurous odor."[




OHHHH MYY, :o
sad to hear this--means he killed HUNDREDS of birds, in his
life time, just for us to love his art, :O


Audubon developed his own methods for drawing birds. First, he killed them using fine shot. He then used wires to prop them into a natural position, unlike the common method of many ornithologists, who prepared and stuffed the specimens into a rigid pose. When working on a major specimen like an eagle, he would spend up to four 15-hour days, preparing, studying, and drawing it

oh my, i did not know this...
:(

well, i know, birds get eaten by wild critters, but still--
this is sad, :(


*think my mom would be sad to hear that...
but can't deny his skill, wonder if he had a
concious? about all that... curious huh?
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Jan 31, 2013 - 06:16am PT
Neebee it looks like the author's signature on the bluebird prints says "Arthur Singer"

I doubt that Audubon would have signed his prints Arthur Singer if he was the painter. We may be talking about different illustrations. I was speaking of the two bluebird paintings that Mouse posted when I said "Singer".

I cannot believe you had never heard of Audubon. Amazing!! Well he had an enormous ego and killed thousands upon thousands of birds in order to paint his very famous illustrations of birds. And then they name a bird protection society after him...

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 31, 2013 - 06:23am PT
hey there say,gypsy! wow, perfect timing, nice to hear this from you...

yeah, i MEANT not the blue bird pics... but MY pics from my mom,
the mystery pics that i lost by leaving them in south texas..

sorry--i did not state that too clear, :O
:)

yeah, MY mystery pics, did not hve any signed name, at least not one that i could see...


say,as to your note about the audubon society, i will go look that up..

yep, i had just finished reading how he KILLED all those birds...
AND--just earlier on, in the article, i
READ how his DAD taugh him how LOVELY they were...

oh man oh man... sounds like the 'ferel cats' on patrick's
page, did not do such damage, as one cat to one man, here, :O
(not meaning to talk bad of the man, trying to make something
for all to see--but wow, would have sure been SWEETER if he had
that love for nature, as it LIVED ... .:(


edit:
wow, not sure i really would want them, now, knowin they all had to
die that way, :(

perhaps it was best to leave them... but then, i reckon they had died
for nothing, :(


i was married young, with kids and did a lot of self learning, so perhaps that is why i never heard of audubon... though, i DID hear mention, in conversation, as to the 'society' thing...

you know, my MOM have known his history, as, her sister was working in the museum, doing all that sort of nature stuff...
i reckon, i WILL ask her...




edit:
wow, gypsy... kind of the BIG YEAR thing, when they used to kill
a many birds as they could on new year? they CHANGED it to just
PHOTOGRAPH THEM...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 31, 2013 - 09:38am PT
hey there say, to mouse, gypsy and throwpie
and all us all....


wow! mouse's flames thread will jump through the ol' hoop of
1,000 posts, soon, and i WILL BE SLEEPING!!! AND thus,
not around to see it... :O


HERE IS AN EARLY congratulations!!! to you!

down load far to tempermental to share pics, so here goes:


http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=slv8-msgr&sz=all&va=fireworks+display



cheers to you all!!!!
love the history, and climbing, and all the vaious things
that go with...


ps:
something amazing, just happened from the blue birds, that triggered
my brain to try different words from your links, and such, as to
my bird-print quest, :O will share later, when able...


night all...

happy good 1,000 post day!!!! :)
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 31, 2013 - 09:50am PT
Catholic-wise, I'm sticking with St. Blase.

"Uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence, yet very sophisticated."


As in Blase Saddles, one move and you know what happens.

Forty-niners in 3 (quarters). Then get to the movie Les Mis




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:40pm PT
Mr. Darwin's Shooter was a fine book.

Didactic, even.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr_Darwin's_Shooter

The gird bun that Syms Covington used was light and he always used the lightest of birdshot in order to keep the pelts. He was an excellent shot. But he could not reconcile the major religious conflict brought about by his actions.

Try thousands of shots, hardly ever missing. That leaves you with enough birds to preserve (the pelts only) when you are at sea, with not much else to do. It was the job of the shooter to prepare the skins. He made a major contribution to young Darving's workload on the voyage.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:41pm PT
Five golden finches.

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Happiness funs in a circular flyway.

Happiness funs, happiness funs.--TY Donavan Leitch when he was jus' Donavan
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
Four crawling birds.

No fun there.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 1, 2013 - 12:56am PT
hey there say, mouse...


well then:

four stalling birds...
four brawling birds...
four hauling birds...
four falling birds... (though, not from too high up, don't want them to
get hurt) :)
four lolling birds...

hmm, four mawling birds...
(must want that bug pretty bad) :O

seems i heard tell at one time or other:
four calling birds, ;)


four appauling birds?
four applauding birds... :)
(good for their wings)...
:)

edit:
(good for their wings--though not a perfect match)
(may as well add: four lauding birds, then)

well, back to my knitting search, on line...

say--i JUST may BE awake when this thread gets it's
1,000 treat! :)


happy good supertopo eve, to all!


edit:
one more to go:
waiting for the mouse, to do the honors as ol' zbrown just said...
:)
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 1, 2013 - 01:01am PT
What was it the raven said?

Forty-niners nevermore?

Take it mouse


PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Feb 1, 2013 - 10:45am PT
Bump, for bird watching.
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Feb 1, 2013 - 12:17pm PT
American Goldinch in my garden
American Goldinch in my garden
Credit: Gypsy

So the thread was bumped for birdwatching--here is an American Goldfinch photo I took last year feasting on sunflower seeds in my garden.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 1, 2013 - 12:32pm PT
Well I guess by now everybody has heard.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 1, 2013 - 11:37pm PT
Can't possibly compete...must fail...constipation...kiss of death for Mouse.

I'm so full of sh#t I ....

complete sentence and win A Ticket to the Super Ball.

What the heck, I'm judging.

Two tickets!

And Gypsy, we'll make sure your Birthday Bagel has two candles!!

Nice move, Phil G, winner of the Bridwell Prize for smartiness, avian category.



neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 2, 2013 - 12:07am PT
hey there say, philG...


say, you got the 1,000 here, i missed it...

such a good variety here of stuff, from mouse...

good to see these birds-for-watching, being that it
is full of teen-and-below temps here now...

miss the birdies... :)


very nice picture, gypsy...
i am hoping to have giant funflowers, sunflowers,
again this summer...

sure miss how stuff grows in calif, and, south texas though...

neat wooldland stuff grows here, at least...
but not for gardens, unless folks are really
anchored with enough bucks to near make it 'big business'
as to the rewards growing, to match what is paid into
the soil and plants, and such...

seems so simple in my sunshine states, and i miss that..
but i am happy to be near the grandkids here... :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 2, 2013 - 01:42am PT
Happiness counts for lots. Be happy where you grow. Birds don't keep to that rule since it's their bent to migrate, most of them. Our winter weather has gone, we're looking for record highs tomorrow.

As for the Southwest, I have some dumb article about some dumb place they call the STanding Up Country--Canyonlands, Uhta, the Urealyse Range.

I'm going to bed, though. I'll post the article--with images--tomorrow, I mean later. It could be tomorrow. It will be tomorrow. It is tomorrow in New York.

P.S. to Gypsy, that is a fine bird at the top. Thank you.

Lullaby from the Bird Nest in the Sky.


Good night, Flames, burn low, ride slow.





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 2, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
I thought I would send out a tweet for all who appear here to see what's new.

Not that much. But the past is full of good stuff and advice.

Blur Bued Of Daffiness?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IERLMXtMZag

It is Saturday Morning, and you know that means fun with the looneys.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOzPNvpnPrg

You're never too young to watch looney tunes, no matter how old they are! Remember that Rodger, the BDC, and you should be even better than fine, even finer than frog hair, possibly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q526mSA3TRs

Regular programming sucks boobs!

Don't tell me our Merry-Go-Round is broken then charge me to fix it. The ST is all "Fix-It-Together" as I see it.




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 3, 2013 - 02:06am PT
Photos from over the ocean. The Three Faces of Scottish Climbing from an old Mountain mag.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced

California style. From the pages of Life mag: The Three Graces.
The Three Graces times two.
The Three Graces times two.
Credit: LIFE
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