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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2013 - 03:09am PT

There will be a special safety meeting/thanksgiving service on February 3, 2013, the feast of ST. BLAZE!!!!

All are invited to attend here all day long.

I know it's a Special Football Day or something and people have their plans.

Your guess is as good as mine as to the reason, really. I'm just passing the word. Attendance is not ever mandatory at safety discussions, but is open to all and feel free to BYO Matches, Zippos, Bics, Djeeps, and clips.

Here's a hint about the program.

Pele Juju/Woman

"Woman, where do you go?"

Corsica, by hook or by crook!--St. Peripatetta, patron saint of Club Med and the Cyclades


Social climber
Jan 30, 2013 - 11:06am PT
Neebee it looks like the author's signature on the bluebird prints says "Arthur Singer"

And February 3rd's biggest celebration is in honor of the birthday of the queen of Corsica and of course that is St. Gypsy the great.

and it is BYOF

(Bring your own Figatellu or Bring your own Fiadone--whichever you prefer)

but now I am at the radio station getting ready to go on the air

Social climber
Jan 31, 2013 - 04:09am PT
hey there say, gypsy...

will check out the name and see... a ways back on the net here, i tried a few artist's names, as to birds... found a few neat similar pics, but so far, struck out...

will see how this one goes... i dont think i have tried this name yet...

thanks :)

happy radio night!
wish i could hear it on line, can't...
odd thing is, that about three years or four, back, and ON dial up, i WAS
able to hear radio... even greek music, and no 'delay' and, it
was an older computer than this..

can't get none, now, anywhere, they all do a bit of sound and stop...perhaps a ten minutes later, another bit of sound and stops, etc..

thanks again, :) so much!

Social climber
Jan 31, 2013 - 05:03am PT
hey there say, gypsy...

nope, that was not the guy, (edit, of my pictures) but the link DID help...
i found some other trails...

THIS is the guy--john james audubon... i even found an image online
of the prints that lost, :(
(the reason i RECOGNNIZED them, is due to the PALE GREEN, and mainly the edging set-up, around the prints)

Credit: neebee

*got left behind on the wall, when 'fled' my home in south texas...
it i the only regret that i have, :( from all that...

my MOM had given them to me, :(
most likely too? from her sister, though i am not sure... the sis worked the cleveland museum of art, as part of the original workers, when it first started... they both loved birds...

so thus, i understand what the book must have been, at that little library... see a few online...

silly it was:
i left them, when i hurried, due to NOT wantin to rip them... :O
yet, i knew they most likely would get trashed, later, by my family, :(

so silly, i should have ripped them fast off the wall and saved them... but i would have had to jump up on the high counter, etc, to even try to reach them, from where i had tacked them up...
(never had money to frame stuff--should have kept them i book, but they were a daily reminder of my mom, as, she was in calif, then)... :(

the mystery is solved! and i can at least scan some, or someday buy a book...
they WON'T be hers, of course, but i will have regained a loss, :)

thanks you so very much! odd how one CERTAIN link, to lead to another, and such a find... something about art in that link TRIGGERED
my success...

god bless, happy good morn to you all!

maybe it will turn out that ALL folks set the prints up this way,
and i will be BACK to figuring out did those prints, :))
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2013 - 05:30am PT
Arthur and Alan Singer, farther than son,
Creators of bird and plant paintings.

Not related to Tony Bird, a noted singer himself. A singer of notes,
Unlike the Singers, noted painters of birds and plants.

I think they must have used notes when creating the Fifty State Birds.

No ducks are state birds, likewise none of the owls nor any bird of prey.

Too many meadowlarks!
See this video about the painting Singers.;_ylt=A0oGdOUZRgpRzFIAV6ul87UF?p=birds%20by%20arthur%20singer&fr=sfp&type=W3i_SP%2C204%2C0_0%2CStartPage%2C20130104%2C17117%2C0%2C18%2C0&hspart=w3i&hsimp=yhs-syctransfer

List of State Birds and STate Game Birds.

Social climber
Jan 31, 2013 - 05:34am PT
hey there, say, mouse... was just checking mail, and getting off line...

just saw this thread jump to the top, so stopped to see who was here:
was NOT a singer, here, but a mouse, that likes music :)

well, i am making you a thank you gift, ... the only hint i can add is this, so as not to spoil the surpise:

there IS a mouse on it... :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2013 - 05:38am PT

Thirteen posts to 1,000.

I remember (doot-do)
I remember (doot-do)
They had a swimming pool

Who could imagine?

Enjoy life on the internet.

Social climber
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?

Social climber
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...

Social climber
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."[

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?

Social climber
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...


Social climber
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 ... .:(

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...

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

Social climber
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:

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

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!!!! :)

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.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2013 - 11:40pm PT
Mr. Darwin's Shooter was a fine book.

Didactic, even.'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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
Four crawling birds.

No fun there.

Social climber
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)...

(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!

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

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

Forty-niners nevermore?

Take it mouse


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