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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2018 - 06:07pm PT
I wondered about those dealie-bobs. Thanks, Jon.


This Easter weather is so mild today...it's quite a contrast to Easter Sunday of five years ago.

It was a dark and stormy night, but when the sun rose the rain ceased and the thunderheads rolled by, stacking up on the Sierras like monster balls of bunny fur.

Looking to the mountains, listening to the rolling thunder, and wondering, "Why is there no more rain?"
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It was a drought year. All show and little go.
View to the south.
View to the south.
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feralfae

Boulder climber
Almost solving the metaphysical mystery
Apr 1, 2018 - 06:08pm PT
Oh, good Jon, I was trying to determine if they were dark mushrooms or valves. A bouquet of valves. Lovely.

Okay, Mouse, then I will wait to ship anything until you are all moved in.

Still on the big project here, then will be almost retired. I can see this is going to take some time to adapt to the non-schedule each day.

Happy Easter everyone! What a glorious day to be alive and in the world!

F*F
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2018 - 08:59pm PT
La Fontaine in Le Louvre.
La Fontaine in Le Louvre.
Credit: mouse from merced
Jean de La Fontaine, 17th C. French sage, wrote:

On Fate

"A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it."
and
"To live lightheartedly but not recklessly;
to be gay without being boisterous;
to be courageous without being bold;
to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism
this is the art of living."

On Faith

"Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire."

On Judgment

"Beware, as long as you live, of judging people by appearances."


EdwardT

Trad climber
Retired
Apr 2, 2018 - 06:15am PT
Spray away, babeee!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2018 - 06:27am PT
That'll show 'em!

Excellent report, BTW.

Thank you, EdwardT.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2018 - 06:29am PT

Streets of Bakersfield.
Streets of Bakersfield.
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Major artery in B'field's layout.  What a tribute to a great singer...
Major artery in B'field's layout. What a tribute to a great singer...
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http://www.rockabillyhall.com/crystalpalace.html
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2018 - 07:03am PT
Shuteye Ridge.
The release of the long-awaited "The Sun Almost Rises," a new book by ...
The release of the long-awaited "The Sun Almost Rises," a new book by MFM due out April 1, has been postponed.
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Sorry 'bout that.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Apr 2, 2018 - 07:23am PT
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2018 - 09:30am PT
One more bunny shot for the road.
Vintage Playboy photo.
Vintage Playboy photo.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2018 - 09:33am PT
Most of Decker's stuff.  He must have twenty times more crap to move t...
Most of Decker's stuff. He must have twenty times more crap to move than I do.
Credit: mouse from merced
Thank God I live a simple life.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2018 - 09:53am PT
RIP The Warbler.
Adios!
Adios!
Credit: mouse from merced
I met all the girls and loved myself a few
Ended by surprise like everything else I've been through
It opened up my eyes and now I'm
One toke over the line sweet Jesus
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2018 - 02:37pm PT
Badass.
zBrown

Ice climber
Apr 2, 2018 - 03:42pm PT
I have no idea whether this is a male or a female

But will a sad song make it better

Check that, male

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2018 - 04:03pm PT
Amidst the talus piles.

Carefree days spent sightseeing where the tourists seldom set foot is one of the best ways to see Yosemite as its climbers do.

Though the north-facing slopes are shadier year-around, I prefer the sunny side of the valley.

Manure Pile descent trail.
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Credit: mouse from merced

Cookie area.
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Sentinel Creek in the spring.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2018 - 08:50pm PT
Decker's pile of goods was loaded onto pickups and hauled out to his new pad today. I said bye-bye to him this afternoon. He landed in ultra-north Merced somewhere.
The definitive cross-country moving van from the fifties.
The definitive cross-country moving van from the fifties.
Credit: mouse from merced
My pace is picking up packing up. I have a goal of two to three boxes of possessions packed per day, which should yield "ready-to-go" status in about a week. Each box leaves me pretty breathless. I'm taking it slowly as there is no need to rush and help will be available if needed.

Still have to disassemble the bunks, but that will wait till Vern is ready to come pick it up and move it to his kids' place.

I'm ditching things I know I won't need, things I haven't used or looked at for years.
LA development boom, 1953.
LA development boom, 1953.
Credit: mouse from merced
I got two boxes filled today, but didn't begin packing till noon. So tomorrow's goal is to finish all the books and get the glassware packed up.


zBrown, I looked at the final score of the NCAA's finale and I'm not surprised, but I'm sorry to have missed the game. I haven't seen a single b-ball game this year, not having a TV. Apparently I didn't miss much...it seems like it was pretty tame from your comments on the March Madness thread.
zBrown

Ice climber
Apr 2, 2018 - 09:21pm PT
None of the games interested me much.

I found my mind wandering onto some way to get a handle on the ebb and flow.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2018 - 11:24pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kqSiF-HMRs

Congregate
Lyrics: Rocco DeLuca

When the lights they go out,
We congregate,
The storm will come,
We congregate.
The ground ground will shake,
We congregate

Ad I will help you,
'Cause you'll help me through
this trouble at the gates of this heart.

When the sky falls down,
We congregate.
The cities they're all drown
we shall congregate.
There's no place to stand.
We congregate.

And I will help you.
'Cause you will help me through
the trouble at the gates of this heart.

When the lights they go out,
We congregate

The storm will come,
we shall congregate.

The ground ground will shake,
We shall congregate.

And I will help you,
'Cause you will help me through
this trouble at the gates of this heart.
Bishop high society ca. 1980.
Bishop high society ca. 1980.
Credit: mouse from merced
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Apr 3, 2018 - 02:16am PT
this don's tunes guy pretty much put the quest to bed as to pointing out the blues anyway ...



https://www.youtube.com/user/bongo128/playlists
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2018 - 04:52am PT


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2018 - 05:00am PT
Luther Johnson (born April 11, 1939, Itta Bena, Mississippi) is an American Chicago blues singer and guitarist, who performs under the name Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson.

He is not to be confused with Luther "Snake Boy" Johnson, Luther "Houserocker" Johnson, from Atlanta, or Lonnie "Guitar Junior" Brooks.


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