Posts Tagged ‘Bucky

05
Apr
16

Walking the shoreline…

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29
Mar
16

memories at sunset…

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Sunrises and sunsets coupled with memorable moments seem to adhere to the old memory walls. The combination of light, temperature, calm and company….

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Trout Caught & Released

21
Apr
15

Cute Beagle

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PUPPY DOG EYES…CHEMISTRY

16
Apr
15

Blue Desert Wildflower

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A lovely blue wildflower in Joshua Tree National Park near Lizard Rock. I cannot identify the variety. It does not appear, to this novice, to be a blue bell, blue dick, lupine, chia or Fremont phacelia….the blues of my desert plant guide (for novices). Perhaps someone will know exactly what it is.

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Update 4/21/2015: while checking out the Joshua Tree NP Wildflower status report, I came upon an image for Larkspur that seems to closely resemble my image. Perhaps one in the same?

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16
Apr
15

Unfolding Cactus Bloom

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Mojave Cactus Mound (Barker Dam~Joshua Tree NP)

15
Apr
15

Petals of a Cactus Flower

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13
Apr
15

Cuervo: Nomad & Mules

While coming out of Salvation Mountain into Niland, California yesterday, my wife and I came upon a character. A disheveled man was leading two mules and a dog toward shade…an abandoned Mexican restaurant’s front porch area. We stopped and conversed with the man, who identified himself as Cuervo. And, ‘Yes you can take my picture for five bucks!”.

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My wife snapped away as I talked to Cuervo. He was calm, measured and talkative. He related stories of Mexico, arrests, the transient lifestyle, all the while easily moving about posing and feeding his mules. His dog hid in the shade. It was an interesting enough experience.

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But, later that day, I wondered if that was a random event with Cuervo or a staged photo op for camera touting tourists coming down out of Salvation Mountain feeling the good vibes of that experience and coming upon Cuervo! Hmmm? What were the odds if I queried ‘Cuervo’ & ‘Niland’.

Well low and behold Cuervo (Craig Kline) does attract a bit of attention (mostly positive) and that was alright. A Nomad with Mules that hustles to survive is a step up from the guys hustling the freeway exits with dogs, etc. in Portland. Perhaps they are just missing the mules, but I am rarely driven to talk to them or photograph them. A difference in circumstances and locale I suppose…all relative. 

Here are a few of Cuervo’s entries: His Facebook page someone created…and a couple more interesting pieces from folks finding Cuervo’s nomadic life interesting  Banderas News & Cuervo Passed Through 

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