Archive for February 28th, 2014

28
Feb
14

Imagination, Pretending, Remembering……….

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Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.Terry Pratchett

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it. ” J.M. Barrie 

“Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.” Jonathan Swift

“Use your imagination only on the future, never on the present or the past.”  Adam Johnson

28
Feb
14

Salvation Mountain: Leonard Knight Passed On

I have been intrigued by Salvation Mountain for a photographic experience for quite a few years. After several trips to the region over the years, I have yet to make it there. It would have been most interesting to be there while the creator of the site was alive. But, Leonard Knight passed on this past month. There are so many unique photography opportunities near the Salton Sea. We may yet make it to this area for exploration and bunch of ‘OMG’ exclamations.

“If somebody gave me $100,000 a week to move somewhere and live in a mansion and be a big shot, I’d refuse it,” he said. “I want to be right here. It’s amazing, isn’t it?”

Leonard seemed to have his spiritual self dialed in and I am sure his spiritual self is still wafting about Salvation Mountain.

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Salvation Mountain/Slab City on the map

Salvation Mountain from the air, Niland, California

28
Feb
14

Big Seas off Ireland & the Little, Squeaky Windshield Wiper

I was watching this video off the south coast of Ireland and about half way through I noticed I was feeling a bit nauseus. I do not do well with rolling seas. In Alaska, I would have to practice mind control during mild swells while fishing out of Sitka. You can move forward to about 3:30 in the video to capture the best of the little windshield wiper doing its best in big seas and 100 mph winds.

HIGH SEAS Video near IRELAND

28
Feb
14

Yellowstone Bison Slaughter Commences…Proud Management Effort

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“Oh, give me a home, where the buffalo roam 
Where the deer and the antelope play 
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word 
And the skies are not cloudy all day.” 

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There is a plan to relocate Bison from Yellowstone Park to Indian Reservations where they will subsequently be slaughtered. This well thought out effort by man to control habitat smacks up against my head and addles the mind. So much for wildlife management and the  oft vaunted Native American sensitivities to nature and the interconnectedness to of man to earth. I really don’t care about the science here…man/science keeps screwing up….seems there would be more available habitat transfers in U.S./Canada (public/private) before slaughter. I don’t want Bison Burgers either. Bison Slaughter Underway




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