"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
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
"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."
Missus ORPO and I had dinner at a neat little seafood place in Monterey today.
We were going to the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose but Missus ORPO came down with a fever and chills.
We did go out to have something to eat for dinner, though.
Monterey does have a lot of really good places to eat.
Tonight's fare was at the Sea Harvest in Monterey...........................Damn it was good!
Interesting little piece I happened upon this evening. It's kind of cool.
I have always wanted to visit Stonehenge. I have no aspirations of any kind about it. I just think it would be something to see.
I finally got a few shots of the Tehachapi with snow this morning on the way home from word at Eddie's Airplane Patch and a low temperature of a balmy 21 degrees..................
I stood in the bed of The Titan at the intersection of California City Boulevard and CA 58. I have to admit that it was a really nice morning here in The Southeast Kern County Desert.....................
I grabbed a few shots a little while ago with my phone. I was on a Rite Aid run and they were slowly covering the Tehachapi and Southern Sierra Nevada Range.
We are in a Wind Advisory today so I have no idea how this is going to turn out.
I do think that perhaps it is that first sign of Winter out here.
One of the three VC-137B's that were at the service of the President of The United States. This one is currently on display at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Arizona. One is at the Nixon Library in Simi Valley and I do not remember where the other one is. I believe it is in the Air and Space Museum part of the Smithsonian. These are the aircraft that brought the Office of President of The United States into the jet age.
The full skinny on the project is at the link below.
I figured some science stuff was appropriate today after all the recent bad stuff happening lately.
"If you've ever seen the moon as it's just coming over the horizon, you may have wondered why it seems to look bigger than when it lies straight overhead. The answer may have more to do with the human brain than an external effect."
Always wondered about that ya know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I do live in an area that is outstanding for skywatching.........
A full moon rising over the Rocket Lab is an awesome sight to see!
The full moon looks massive as it sets behind the Very Large Telescope in Chile's Atacama Desert, in this photo release on Jun 7, 2010. Why do observers report that the moon looks larger near the horizon than it does high in the sky? It may be nothing more than a trick of perspective. Credit: Gordon Gillet, ESO
The full piece is at the link below. Enjoy your day!
I took a couple of hours leave to get home and off my feet sooner..................
Coming down the hill on Cal City Boulevard, the Clouds on the Southern Sierra Nevada Range and The Tehachapi presented me with an opportunity to fire up the Nikon D3000. The tops of the mountains are wrapped in cloud.