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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2017 - 09:51pm PT
Good evening and welcome to Dragonfly Planet.

Break out the fairy dust (see feralfae and she'll take care of you) and come on along for a brief visit.

Things get pretty here and then you blink and you won't believe what you are seeing. Blink again and they seem pretty weird. Well, they are. The Flames has a chapter here now. We've dumped Chilo's Chile into the local plantings and the insetcs get all fired up.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Thank you for taking the trip.

Remember to order your next bouquet or wreath from Tioga Florist, our ...
Remember to order your next bouquet or wreath from Tioga Florist, our friendly neighbor to the NE.
Credit: mouse from merced
Brought to you in part by Chilo's Chili and Tioga Florist.

And by The Crows Landing Bar and Grill in Crow's Landing.
And by The Crows Landing Bar and Grill in Crow's Landing.
Credit: mouse from merced
Crows Landing Bar & Grill.
A few of the locals here like to go hang with the flyboys and bikers up there and we can't blame them, they're real friendly folks.
Beer garden with horseshoes, billiards, dancing to live music when it happens, and the owner, Peter Panhead, is a raconteur on a par with the likes of Swift and Serling.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2017 - 10:30pm PT
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2017 - 03:09am PT


Ratsputin Assassinated?

Dateline Merced
March 20, 2029

Sources in the MPD have reported the following occurrence which took place late yesterday at a downtown Merced high-rise, resulting in the death of a long-time resident and the arrest of a female suspect.

A woman claiming to be a Russian emigré and calling herself Lara or Larissa Antipova was apprehended and placed under arrest by police responding to reports of shots fired on the roof of the Trump Pinnacle Building, located on the site of the old Tioga Hotel, which was razed in 2018 by order of the US Municipalities Under 100,000 Act during the Terrible Time.

The victim died on the rooftop after seeking shelter there from the woman, who broke into his apartment and confronted him over something he may have done or said. He revealed this to the EMTs who worked on him before he expired from a gunshot witnesses say was fired by the woman, who referred to herself in the third person as Lara.

"Lara can take care of herself," she was reported to have said to the arresting officers of the local SWAT.

She also stated that she had found the man who she claimed is responsible for the Russian Revolution and the death of Czar Nicholas and his family.

"His name is Ratsputin, and it's him that I'm shootin'" was all that one witness heard as she was led out the entrance and into a waiting police squad car and taken to Sandy Mush for processing.

Deputies at the Sheriff's Hotel-a-Lago, as it's known, say that her finger prints match exactly to those of the budding rock singer Maus Burden, who disappeared in March, 2001, but this has not been confirmed by official reports, which are scanty.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

We will have more on this as things are revealed.
Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Mar 20, 2017 - 06:00am PT
^^^^^
Can't wait to find out what was up with Natasha and Bullwinkle there.

Credit: Bushman

The Sunspot Conundrum at 7:09 AM

"Who is that?" said the frog
Seeing his reflection
As he jumped into the pond
Splash, the water parted
So he swam along
"Who was that who jumped on me?
Where is he?
Where has he gone?"

"Who am I?" I ask myself
In the mirror every day
Who am I to question life
Quite often as is my way
Where will I be tomorrow?
Assuming that I know
The same place I was yesterday
I'll be right where I go

"Who are you?" said the dog
Interrupting his play
Seeing his reflection
In the window every day
Why do you not play with me?
You only sit and stay
Beautiful as you are
With nothing for to say

Who are we?" I ask of us
Why do we keep at bay
Every unknown traveler
Or stranger on our way
If all the world were home to us
Would it always be ok
To uproot and go anywhere
On any given day?

"Who is that?" cried the bird
At it's shadow on the ground
Swooping down to land on it
There was nothing to be found
Like a phantom or a shadow
Who never makes a sound
Were we ever really here
After we're no longer around?

"Who, Who?" asked the owl
Who goes there in the night?
Are we ever that much different?
When we're never always right
What will happen tomorrow?
Will we find peace or find a fight?
As clueless as the shadows cast
By every bird in flight

-bushman
03/20/2017

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2017 - 06:04am PT
Not recent but pretty decent. June 22, 2014.
Two of a sunset at City of Rocks, where all the climbers are hot dogs, all the women are lookers and hot mommas (many of whom climb better than the showy males), and the kids are just waiting in the shadows, smirking.
8:12 p.m., sitting with the Moose and Hardly Visible, diggin' it for t...
8:12 p.m., sitting with the Moose and Hardly Visible, diggin' it for the first time.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced


Bushman,
You called Bullwinkle, but I assure you, it's not Dean!
Next thing you know, he'll be bitchin' about copyright voliations and we don't need that! :0)

Better to just call it what it is, bullpuckey. Bullarney, this close to St. Paddy's.

Naw, there won't be another installment, that was just a standard literary ploy.

There is a basis, however, in The Little Book by Selden "Scenario" Edwards, which is basically time-travel involving a cameo with Adolph Hitler, seshes with Dr. Freud, and a near-rape scene involving the Maestro with Roamin' Hands, Gustav Mahler. I've mentioned it before.

In pseudo-fact, I hear another printing has been ordered up based on that recommendation, so what are you waiting for? Go order a copy online now, dude!

I may have stepped on Boris Pasternak's toes, I admit, as well.

We Superi-topians owe so much to Rocket J. Squirrel and to both Bullwinkles it's not funny but does deserve lampooning as much as, say, donini.

Hell, around here anyone and anything seems fair game.

--The Mouse from UNCLE

Boris, thanks, "comrade."
Boris, thanks, "comrade."
Credit: mouse from merced
Alive Until the End

Creation calls for self-surrender,
Not loud noise and cheap success.
Life must be lived without false face,
Lived so that in the final count
We draw unto ourselves love from space.

So plunge yourself into obscurity
And conceal there your tracks.
But be alive, alive your full share,
Alive until the end.
--B.Pasternak

"I'm not wild about him."--Phil A. Stine from Colorado
"I'm not wild about him."--Phil A. Stine from Colorado
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Cheers, Jim and Angela!


Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Mar 20, 2017 - 06:10am PT
Have you seen the Google Doodle today!!
A fiesty mouse awakes, shakes off the coma, then runs out, stage right.
He re-appears in the garden above his bedroom, where he retrieves,
a larger than himself, yellow bloom,
drags it off screen and back into his bedroom,
where he puts the giant flower in a jar of water
and returns to under the covers.

I can't seem to find a way to share it?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2017 - 06:37am PT
I Wake Close To Morning

Why do people keep asking to see
God’s identity papers
when the darkness opening into morning
is more than enough?
Certainly any god might turn away in disgust.
Think of Sheba approaching
the kingdom of Solomon,
Do you think she had to ask,
“Is this the place?”
--Mary Oliver

Now I'm gonna look at the Google doodle and what in hell will I find there?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2017 - 06:41am PT
"Aha, I see Spring has come again."--The Blind Mouse

For smiling, you get to stay in the pen another ten minutes. <br/>
My neig...
For smiling, you get to stay in the pen another ten minutes.
My neighbors. Mother's an inventive type, as most good moms are.
Credit: mouse from merced


Stop ground-hoggin' now! Let others have some space.
Stop buildin' walls to keep out the Mexican race.
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Mar 20, 2017 - 06:47am PT
Gnome, I never see Google unless someone points something out to me, so thank you for the daffodil of spring today. One of the sites I visit has crocus as their banner today.
Thank you.
ff
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Mar 20, 2017 - 06:49am PT
Mouse, thank you for the myriad dragonfly images through different lenses. Very nice!
* < fairy dust > * :) to you.
Happy Spring!
ff
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2017 - 06:53am PT
Oh, surely three shots of two plastic DFs are not a "myriad," but simply a triad.

Thanks for the thanks and the fairy dust. "Glad" you liked them.

6:46 a.m. out the Mouse Studio window.
6:46 a.m. out the Mouse Studio window.
Credit: mouse from merced
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Mar 20, 2017 - 06:56am PT
ps to Mouse, almost done with the book. Intriguing story line. Fascinating time in history. Excellent character development. Difficult plot to follow, but fascinating idea. Well written.
Thank you
ff
zBrown

Ice climber
Mar 20, 2017 - 09:16am PT
Draggin" - will it fly?





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2017 - 10:03am PT
Jet going into Castle Airport.
Jet going into Castle Airport.
Credit: mouse from merced
Just ten minutes ago.

Pigeons vs. Starlings. Free-for-all squadron match-up.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
No winner declared.
Rematch on Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!!!!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2017 - 10:37am PT
Kevin and Mattie.  Kevin, the Art Hop guru, tells me the Pub Crawl fun...
Kevin and Mattie. Kevin, the Art Hop guru, tells me the Pub Crawl fundraiser for the Art Hop the other night was a success with about 140 paid participants.
Credit: mouse from merced
He mentioned that more folks would have made it to the Cinema Cafe, the "out-of-the-way" spot, had Cheryl not been raising her ruckus.

Mattie's a great animal, knows when to bark at people in the shop, but not out on the street. Kevin asked me to hold her while he went into the cafe for a coffee-to-go. Mattie was so nicely trained that I had no trouble at all. I wish I could show her shivering and wiggling in anticipation of Kevin's return.

The place was deserted when I came in, but it filled up pretty fast around eight, beginning with Dennis.
The headline on the newspaper is from two weeks ago:  "Judge's Son Arr...
The headline on the newspaper is from two weeks ago: "Judge's Son Arrested After Gunfight With Cops."
Credit: mouse from merced
Dessert ain't in it.  Deserted, however, is.
Dessert ain't in it. Deserted, however, is.
Credit: mouse from merced
Dennis the Diner.  Couldn't be a finer gentleman.  He's in town on Mon...
Dennis the Diner. Couldn't be a finer gentleman. He's in town on Mondays to meet a masseuse for therapy on his leg. Dennis went to HS with Bro Tim.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2017 - 10:54am PT
Girl from Guanajuato.  Everybody goes, "Ah-h-h..."
Girl from Guanajuato. Everybody goes, "Ah-h-h..."
Credit: mouse from merced
Not really much of a conversationalist.

Chef Nolano, now that's a different story.
Chef Nolano, now that's a different story.
Credit: mouse from merced
Nolan's wife, Amber, with their newest addition to their family, littl...
Nolan's wife, Amber, with their newest addition to their family, little DJ, Lydia being attentive.
Credit: mouse from merced
They are angels when like this.
They are angels when like this.
Credit: mouse from merced
Eulalia, "Lulu the Artiste," on her way in to snag a coffee before goi...
Eulalia, "Lulu the Artiste," on her way in to snag a coffee before going to work at the Art Center next door. Not Cubbies colors, for sure!
Credit: mouse from merced

One for the Cubs. Two for the show.
Hey, do I know you?  Do you know me?  Do you know Russ Walling?  You m...
Hey, do I know you? Do you know me? Do you know Russ Walling? You mean Fish? Yeah. No.
Credit: mouse from merced
Repeats are cool. But a threepeat? I sure don't know.

Enjoy the year, Russ. If the Cubs repeat, it will be a marvel.
Lulu's Pants.  Move over, Worldwide.
Lulu's Pants. Move over, Worldwide.
Credit: mouse from merced
Enjoy the comics, guys.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Mar 20, 2017 - 03:31pm PT
At 1:10, the lyric starts " Riding on the back of a dragon fly"

Then with his daughter, it may get uncomfortable bad minds are dirty minds they are all someone's daughter. . . .

Better are the videos of Kit 'nailin It' at various ages.




again all grown up,



This "Ain't Love Strange" with his younger daughter changes how I view the others,


https://youtu.be/CrNs7AXsack


Comments:



Yeah, I know. Ify?
Leave off the last one ?
Replace it with a less than intelligible song in a vamp red dress?
Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Mar 20, 2017 - 04:30pm PT
Any Spies' Birthday May Come

John John
The Martian's son
Pirated gems
And had some fun
Went around Saturn
Like a son of a gun
No one knew
He was on the run
From Goldfinger
And Colonel Sun
Happy Birthday
Mr Bond

-shushman
03/20/2017

Fleming did not provide Bond's date of birth, but John Pearson's fictional biography of Bond, James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007, gives him a birth date of 11 November 1920, while a study by Bond scholar John Griswold puts the date at 11 November 1921.
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Mar 20, 2017 - 05:08pm PT
Maybe of some interest to some: another sort of climber.
http://www.thedailyeconomist.com/2017/03/as-populism-continues-to-rise-around.html

Interesting sign of the times?

ff
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Mar 20, 2017 - 05:18pm PT

ps
Oh, and hey?
I am off crutches as of today, although advised to carry one with me for a few more weeks, because the leg is weak from inactivity. So I am building more muscles now.

celebrating feralfae


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