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I sent thomas away

 
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 4 Apr, 2009 05:48 pm
@djjd62,
This might be the place for the Dys to tell his cougar story...
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 4 Apr, 2009 05:53 pm
@Thomas,
Thomas wrote:


Rabbits, of course, being a species best known for its rabid carnivorosity. Hence the name.



Never miss a chance to dump on the humble rabbit, do we?

Twisted Evil


Pictures are great!

I just made the knobbiest one my desktop background!



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roger
 
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Reply Sat 4 Apr, 2009 06:03 pm
@Thomas,
I don't think band width enters into it. You're just posting links that lead to the pictures. They loaded quite well, by the way.
Thomas
 
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Reply Sat 4 Apr, 2009 09:27 pm
@roger,
Bandwidth would have entered at the receiving side. Even if the A2K server doesn't have to send the images, they still have to squeeze themselves through your internet connection -- which may be a problem if you're on dialup.

That not being the case, I'll continue with Oregon. I didn't take any pictures in the neighborhood of Blatham's house, where I stayed. I also didn't take my camera to boomerang's. (I thought I remembered her saying she's a bit camera shy, and I didn't want to create unnecessary awkwardness the first time I met her.) I did, however, take pictures at cannon beach.

Cannon Beach lies about 80 miles west of Portland. Its most prominent feature is called Haystack Rock. It looks like this:
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll88/guthobla/american_west_spring_2009/Portland_2b.jpg


A stiff breeze keeps shaping the Cannon Beach landscape. Can you guess which direction it's coming from?
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll88/guthobla/american_west_spring_2009/Portland_9.jpg


There are many things to be seen on Canon Beach, including stranded wood ...
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll88/guthobla/american_west_spring_2009/Portland_7.jpg

... seagulls ...
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll88/guthobla/american_west_spring_2009/Portland_6.jpg


... weird indigenous people whose names nobody knows ...
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll88/guthobla/american_west_spring_2009/Portland_3.jpg

Did I mention that the waves, the sand, and the light create the most wonderful reflections (much prettier than I could capture with the camera)? It's not every day that you get to hike in the middle of an impressionist painting.
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll88/guthobla/american_west_spring_2009/Portland_8.jpg

And that was that for Oregon.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 5 Apr, 2009 12:30 am
@dyslexia,
dyslexia wrote:

actually, Thomas was approached by a puma but as it neared Thomas
it noted only the aroma of vegetables and being a meat-eater
wandered off in search of rabbits.

Well, fortunately for THEM bunnies* have a reputation
for being chummy with carrots, so Fudd to the contrary notwithstanding,
maybe the cougars 'd take that into consideration.

* the desert kind, not the kind in the Playboy Mansion





David
P.S.:
Note that I am not a hunter.
The last time that I was convinced to go hunting,
was by a 9 year old kid (my good friend, David, in the early 1950s).
He wanted to take our bikes to hunt snakes out on the desert.
Against my better judgment, I acquiesced; hot out there.
He brought a .22 rifle; I just had my .38 Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver.
I didn 't feel like dragging a shoulder weapon around the desert.
Later, his parents found out and were annoyed that we did not
take at least a .30-30 with us, or forget about it.
We found no snakes.
We saw a few tiny lizards, whom we left unmolested.
Waste of time, but I learned to forget about hunting.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 5 Apr, 2009 12:38 am
@Thomas,
Thomas wrote:

roger wrote:
Bears? That climate won't support three prairie dogs per square mile.

Way to deflate my carefully crafted macho image. Thanks, Roger!

Dyslexia wrote:
]actually, Thomas was approached by a puma but as it neared Thomas it noted only the aroma of vegetables and being a meat-eater wandered off in search of rabbits.

Rabbits, of course, being a species best known for its rabid carnivorosity. Hence the name.

I was accosted by a racoon, in my backyard, one summer night last year.
He seemed to be in a state of good health. Does that count?
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 5 Apr, 2009 01:15 am
@Thomas,
Thomas wrote:

Okay, two points before I go on.

First, is the page still loading okay for you guys, or should I post smaller images? Personally I like images big, but I realize they must be hogging quite some bandwidth. I may not be able to please everyone in the end, but I do want to make this work for you as best I can.

Second, as I go through my pictures, I realize I'm completely helpless at naming plants in English, especially American plants. So if any of you recognizes the species in my pictures and can give me their names, I would appreciate that very much.

Very beautiful pictures, Thomas. Thay loaded perfectly.
I love the gnarly tree.
How was the WEATHER? San Diego is said to have good weather.

Did u visit the legendary Zoo ?
I m sure u can get good pictures there.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 5 Apr, 2009 01:20 am
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

he brought along a five year old with a revolver,
i mean that seems to be your solution to most problems

I detect great anger lurking in u, 62.

Hint: its not worth it; better just to enjoy life n be happy.

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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 5 Apr, 2009 02:12 pm
For my part, I take GREAT PLEASURE
in the fact that Thomas was neither eaten nor carved up by wild cats in the desert





David
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Izzie
 
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Reply Sun 5 Apr, 2009 02:34 pm
@Thomas,
Fabulous pics Thomas.... thanku. x
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Sglass
 
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Reply Mon 6 Apr, 2009 03:09 am
did you see any ghosts in Chaco Canyon. Merry Andrew took pictures of ghosts there, I must find them and post them.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 7 Apr, 2009 06:13 pm
Put Thomas on the aeroplane today headed for New Jersey,to make sure he was well treated at the aeroport I slapped a sign on his back reading "I am wearing a bomb"
roger
 
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Reply Tue 7 Apr, 2009 06:42 pm
@dyslexia,
Humpf! If we were on the same plane, they'd pass him, and pull me in for interrogation when the metal detector picked up the metal snaps on my shorts.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 7 Apr, 2009 07:06 pm
While Thomas wends his way through the night skies, I'll try to dig up some plant ids..

I'm sure this is an Aloe, but not sure if it is Aloe arborescens, common name = tree aloe
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll88/guthobla/american_west_spring_2009/SanDiego_Balboa_Park_6.jpg

Aloe arborescens -
http://made-in-afrika.com/myblog/Aloe.ferox.arb..thraskii.hybrids.jpg

The drawing in my Sunset Western Garden book for Aloe arborescens matches Thomas' photo'd plant more than the pics I've seen so far on google.
I trust there are varieties in abundance..

This one is surely an iceplant and I'm guessing Drosanthemum floribundum rosea, but not sure -
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll88/guthobla/american_west_spring_2009/SanDiego_BalboaPark_7.jpg

a photo of Drosanthemum -
http://www.cal-ipc.org/landscaping/dpp/photos/Ground%20covers/DrosanthemumWhole.jpg

but maybe there's an iceplant that's similar that I don't know.

Now for the task of finding the gnarly tree...




Chumly
 
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Reply Tue 7 Apr, 2009 07:37 pm
What sort of way did you send Thomas?
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Eva
 
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Reply Tue 7 Apr, 2009 07:43 pm
(First class, I hope.)
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Chumly
 
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Reply Tue 7 Apr, 2009 07:43 pm
Sounds whey cheesy.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 7 Apr, 2009 07:52 pm
@Chumly,
What I know - Dys may know more - is that he first landed in Dallas, then at La Guardia, and then had to make his way to Newark (car there?) by shuttle and then home. Long day. I've no idea if he's in the cattle car or better seating.
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mac11
 
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Reply Tue 7 Apr, 2009 08:08 pm
Lovely pictures! Thanks Thomas.

I hope your trip was uneventful.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 8 Apr, 2009 03:53 am
Hey Thomas,

Here are some links to give you some ideas about the opportunities here in NM that you might consider.

This one sounds especially well suited for you:

http://www.nmpartnership.com/press-releases/article.php?id=1343&title=Governor+Bill+Richardson+Announces+350+New+Jobs+for+Albuquerque

Quote:
SANTA FE - Governor Bill Richardson today announced that SCHOTT AG (Germany) will build a solar products manufacturing plant in Albuquerque, creating as many as 1,500 jobs at peak production in an eventual $500 million complex. The new plant will open in early 2009 and be located in the new Mesa del Sol development south of the Albuquerque Sunport.

SCHOTT will manufacture solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and receiver tubes for concentrated solar plants at the new facility, and will be one of the company’s largest operations in the United States for SCHOTT.

“As Governor, I am totally committed to alternative clean industry development in New Mexico, and I am honored that this prestigious solar company is locating in our state.” Governor Richardson said.

SCHOTT is one of the largest solar manufacturers in the world. The company operates in 41 countries with 16,800 employees worldwide. The company has been in operation for more than 150 years.

“According to both industry analysts and our projections, the market for solar energy will double over the next five years,” said Dr. Udo Ungeheuer, Chairman of SCHOTT’s Board of Management. “With this new plant, SCHOTT Solar, the State of New Mexico, the City of Albuquerque, and Bernalillo County are taking a lead in answering the growing demand for renewable energy in the United States.”

Construction of the facility will begin in early 2008, with the plant expected to be operational in 2009, initially bringing approximately $100 million of foreign direct investment into New Mexico. This will result in 350 jobs by year one, and a total of 700 jobs by year four.

As the market develops, SCHOTT Solar is expected to employ up to 1,500 at its Mesa del Sol facility. Approximately 80 percent of the jobs will be production-based; the remaining 20 percent of jobs will be engineering and management positions.



Here's the site for Sandia Labs we were all talking about.

http://www.sandia.gov/index.html

And here's a list of alternative energy companies located in New Mexico:

http://www.nmpartnership.com/renewable-energy/whos-here.php

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