Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Morning on the way to work



Morning in the Antelope Valley
Top: Tehachapi Mountains with snow on top!
Middle: The comm hill at Edwards AFB past CA Route 58 and The Old Santa Fe RR from Cal City Blvd
Bottom: Mountains to the South of Barstow.

6 comments:

SwampWoman said...

Aw, damnit. That makes me desertsick!

Buck said...

Brings back memories of Former Happy Days, these do.

Sue McGettigan said...

I always love to see the mountains in the distance across the desert floor - wonderful stuff. By the way, thanks for the wake up call :)

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

Purty ! Ain't it?
Sue-Glad to be of service.
Buck-All that is left at Boron is the borax mine and loading facility. It is visible from the line.
Swampie-The warm of FL is OK, but there is just something about the desert.

Fredd said...

The last time I was in your neck of the woods, I was agog at the wind turbines that covered the landscape near Palm Springs/Palm Desert, as far as the eye could see. Real ugly.

But these photos shore are purty, Chief.

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

There is a wind turbine farm on the Tehachapi Mountains on the East side from Mojave going up the hill. They are numerous and easily visible from the West end of Cal City when the haze is not present.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)