October 7, 2019

One week ago, in the White River National Forest...

White River Forest, Colorado

White River Forest, Colorado

White River Forest, Colorado

Feel free to use the comments section to talk about anything you like. I'm just using the front page to show you some of the pictures I took when we were sojourning in Colorado.

40 comments:

rcocean said...

Beautiful photos!

Phidippus said...

You have some talent for this. It might be something to consider if you decide to discontinue this blog.

You will need a more capable camera to do serious landscape work, though. The landscape needs, and deserves it.

I liked the second picture the best.

It just goes to show that good pictures can be made at any hour of the day. You just have to be there, and to pay attention.

Guildofcannonballs said...

"She
She worked and she slaved so hard,

A big ol' field was her back yard,

In the Delta sun,

But oh, oh she sure could sing.

Oh, yeah, and she sure could sing."

Gram Parson's "She" I hope but am not certain what I heard, read, saw, felt, or knew before.

I'll only do short research for short results:

****okay I am/was/are wrong:

Gram Parsons – She
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"She" as written by Jared Emanuel Taber, Jeremy Dean Dolezel, Tommy Lee Perkins, Eddie Jones and Kevin Jobe....
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She, she, came from the land of the cotton
A land that was nearly forgotten by everyone
And she, she worked and she slaved so hard
A big old field was her back yard in the delta sun

Oh, but she sure could sing
Oh, when she sure could sing
Then he looked down and he took a little pity
The whole town swore he decided
He'd help her some
And he didn't mind if she wasn't very pretty
For deep inside his heart he knew
She was the only one

Oh, yes, she sure could sing
My, my she sure could sing
She had faith, she had believing
She led all the people together in singing
And she prays every night to the Lord up above
Singing hallelujah, hallelujah

They used to walk singing songs by the river
Even when she knew for sure
She had to go away
And she never knew what her life was to give her
And never had to worry about it
For one single day

Oh, yes, she sure could sing
Yeah yeah she sure could sing
She had faith, she had believing
She led all the people together in singing
And she prays every night to the Lord up above
Singing hallelujah, hallelujah

She she came from the land of the cotton
A land that was nearly forgotten by everyone
She, she worked and she slaved so hard
A big old field was her back yard in the delta sun
My, my, my she sure could sing
Oh, yes and she sure could sing
Ooh, yes, yes she sure could sing
Oh and she sure could sing

https://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858612795/

You guys really, really got me. Sorry I was so wrwong. So innacccurate. So sorry.

You got me here guys, on all the misspellings and whatnot.

Sorry.

Josephbleau said...

Retirement is growing near for me, and I hanker for the days of my youthful summers in Leadville CO working in the Climax Mine to make school money, Stork level Motor Man, you call we haul, you rail, we derail. Worked in Chicago after 20 ys of wandering, after the starter wife, married a good old girl and can't leave Chicago now. Love anyplace between santa fe and Butte, but can't live there. Only fishing I am good at is flys on alpine lakes, too bad. Thanks for letting me tell an old sad tale. The only thing left for me is my PhD program, that should string out for 5 ys.

Bob Boyd said...

They moved the moose apparently.

I'm Full of Soup said...

I don't think I've ever been on a sojourn- what's it like?

Big Mike said...

Nationals are down to one game in Dodgers Stadium. I don't know whether I can bear to watch on Wednesday -- they will always break your heart in the playoffs.

FullMoon said...

Grandma gonna put things in perspective. Reminds me of vid of black mamma catching her teen with a mask on during riot and beatin' his ass, telling him to get his ass home..


Old lady shames H.k. antifa while she clears the road

FullMoon said...

Watch the vid

"You always soil yourselfs"
"You dug up these bricks to kill people"

Hundreds of thousands of you, only one of me"
"Go ahead and kill me"

"Stop shining that laser in my face, young lady"

Guildofcannonballs said...

Jeffrey Tambor is the greatest television actor in the history of this world.

My boy Jimmy Rockford the great James Garner is beyond great, I hope we all understand.

Just the theme song blows all that followed away, for the most part.

Guildofcannonballs said...

"And you can say my beats are fake,

but it don't mean shit when you're gettin' paid."

Guildofcannonballs said...

What better CIA opps to discredit the agency than what they've done?

Of course, that's the plan.

The COen's covered it with "Burn After Reading."

FullMoon said...

"Former Vice President Joe Biden's Deputy Campaign Manager, Kate Bedingfield, appeared on MSNBC to talk about the veep's opinion piece in the Washington Post. During the interview she made a rather shocking admission: Hunter Biden received permission from the Obama White House to sit on the Ukrainian oil company's board of directors. Remember: Hunter was being paid $50,000 a month even though he had no natural energy experience and his father was working on foreign relations with Ukraine at the time.

Bedingfield's statement runs contradictory to what Biden has previously said. He previously said he never spoke of business dealings with his son. If Hunter received permission to serve on the board of directors, how did this not come up in conversation between the father and son pair?"

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/10/07/biden-campaign-spox-hunter-had-permission-to-serve-on-ukrainian-gas-companys-bo-n2554315

Sarthurk said...

My White river looks nothing like yours, although it's on the East side of Mt. Hood, it's not that high in elevation, but for the headwaters. Beautiful wildlife habitat. And it runs into the Lower Deschutes river canyon on it's way to the Columbia. I worked there for one summer,fall,and winter. Wouldn't want to live there. Too damn hot in the summer, and very cold in the winter. But it has it's moments.

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Skylark said...

I am trying to understand this securities fraud thing on the company that Paul Pelosi co-founded. It seems as if the company was created as a front for two convicted criminals who weren’t actually allowed to be officers in companies as part of their punishment. The prosecution was for that reason. But Nancy Pelosi’s son is in the clear because he left the company before the prosecution.

Wasn’t the crime in the founding of the company with the two banned individuals? And wasn’t Pelosi president of the company at that time? President of a company created with two securities fraudsters keeping their involvement on the down low?

It’s good to be Pelosi. Your kid skates on securities fraud.

Oh yeah, and he has a gig as an energy executive in the Ukraine. I guess his experience as a real estate agent and as president of a company founded by securities fraudsters is what qualfied him for that.

https://www.sec.gov/alj/aljdec/2015/id863cff.pdf

Richard Dolan said...

Your strong preference for the mountains rather than the seas is a bit of a tell. Is Delaware gone and forgotten?t

Skylark said...

Note the date. Ukraine had already re-opened the investigation of Burisma prior to the call.

The decision to reopen the investigation into Burisma was made in March by the current Ukrainian prosecutor general, who had cleared Hunter Biden’s employer more than two years ago. The announcement came in the midst of Ukraine’s contentious presidential election, and was seen in some quarters as an effort by the prosecutor general, Yuriy Lutsenko, to curry favor from the Trump administration for his boss and ally, the incumbent president, Petro O. Poroshenko.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/01/us/politics/biden-son-ukraine.html

Of course Ukraine probably dropped the investigation in the first place to curry favor with the Obama Administration. But that doesn’t count because reasons.

Skylark said...

When his father was selected as Barack Obama’s running mate in 2008, Hunter Biden terminated his lobbying registrations, which at the time included a company that had lobbied the staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on which his father had served, about online gambling issues.

Months after his father became vice president, Mr. Biden joined with Christopher Heinz, the stepson of John Kerry, then a senator, and Devon Archer, a Kerry family friend, to create a network of investment and consulting firms with variations of the name Rosemont Seneca. Mr. Kerry would go on to become secretary of state.

Mr. Biden and Mr. Archer pursued business with international entities that had a stake in American foreign policy decisions, sometimes in countries where connections implied political influence and protection.
. - New York Times

Skylark said...

Hunter Biden’s work in Ukraine appears to have been well compensated. Burisma paid $3.4 million to a company called Rosemont Seneca Bohai LLC from mid-April 2014, when Hunter Biden and Mr. Archer joined the board, to late 2015, according to the financial data provided by the Ukrainian deputy prosecutor. The payments continued after that, according to people familiar with the arrangement.

Rosemont Seneca Bohai was controlled by Mr. Archer, who left Burisma’s board after he was charged in connection with a scheme to defraud pension funds and an Indian tribe of tens of millions of dollars. Bank records submitted in that case — which resulted in a conviction for Mr. Archer that was overturned in November — show that Rosemont Seneca Bohai made regular payments to Mr. Biden that totaled as much as $50,000 in some months.
. - New York Times

That New York Times. piece is like one long Trump ad.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

why would they hide the reasoning and the timing of their rule changes?
The IC IG refused to explain to Congress last week why his office backdated to August changes it made to its whistleblower rules and forms in late September.
Isnt backdating official documentation is criminal and points towards a clear conspiracy?
Lindsay Graham referred to the wistleleaker as "she"?

Democrats consider hiding identity of Trump's whistleblower from GOP lawmakers, holding testimony at remote location: report http://hill.cm/OSsOOqJ

"Biden...James Biden"

Crony capitalism & Joe Biden’s brother
James Biden isn’t a big name in the business of residential housing development, so what exactly qualifies him to work at a construction company and share in the winnings of a $1.5 billion project to build affordable homes in Iraq?

Guildofcannonballs said...

I am gaining a cat for vermin defense.

Guildofcannonballs said...

"Said you don't know me but you don't like me,

couldn't care less how I feel.

How many of you have sit and judged me,

On the streets of Bakersfield."

Said you don't know me but you don't like me, couldn't care less how I feel.

How many of you that sit and judge me, have walked the streets of Bakersfield?"

Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens

Yancey Ward said...

I loved The Rockford Files as a kid growing up. I didn't realize until just now that they made reunion TV movies in the 1990s. I will have to see if they are available on-stream.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Hill!ary you wanna just kill me?

WE GOT YO TRAIL

Yancey Ward said...

"Bedingfield's statement runs contradictory to what Biden has previously said."

Well, of course it does- no one believed Biden's lies about it, so the fall back position is that St. Obama, he of no smidgen of corruption, approved Hunter Biden's taking the no-show job. This is what is called a trial balloon. I am guessing Obama wasn't consulted then or now.

rehajm said...

Last night I was standing in front of a TV with the news on. No cc but the pictures told the story- Mitt, Sasse, Susan Collins. Then Pence. More of that wishes into headlines stuff...

ohpleaseohpleaseohplease their brains are chanting

rehajm said...

We had a bobcat couple walk through the front yard in front of the game cam last night! Then a coyote. Then a raccoon. Animal circus.

Skylark said...

Hunter Biden has apparently been selling access to his dad for a long time. I bet he has wet dreams thinking about his dad becoming POTUS.

Hagar said...

If you think "we" won't be in the Middle East, or any other area of the globe for that matter, you are dreaming.

viator said...

What's up with these images?

Fox News

Same guy, Daily Mirror

Skylark said...

Vermont’s Rep was on the radio this morning lying again about the phone call. You have to admire their moxie. No wonder they need to keep the hearings secret. Somebody might ask them out loud if it is unacceptable for the president to gather evidence to defend himself in an impeachment investigation, since he was and is under investigation based on stuff that happened in the Ukraine in 2016.

After reading the NYT article above, and looking at the effort that went into the whistleblower complaint, the way they changed the rules and the obvious input of a team of lawyers on it, it’s pretty clear that this is a set piece battle planned by the Democrats as a way to defend Biden by attempting to delegitimize any evidence that comes out of the Ukraine against Joe , who remains, according to the polls, their best chance to defeat Trump.

I don’t blame Althouse for getting sick of the politics here, I am too, I wish that we could have an election on the issues, but Hillary discarded the democratic norm of accepting a loss and moving on to the next election, so here we are. This is Wisconsin and Scott Walker all over again. “It’s not over until we win!”

Not to mention that they know damn well that their platform polls terribly, so they need to win by other means than convincing the public that they have the best ideas.

Skylark said...

If I read this poll right, I think that the Democrats may have not just be dealing with a damp squib, but it might have blown up in their faces.

https://twitter.com/RyanGirdusky/status/1181293598266073089

Bryan Townsend said...

Did you garner a good time when you were sojourning in Colorado?

Jim Howard said...

I am a frequent customer at Chick-FillA. Besides good quality food and a playground for my grandson, they usually have good wifi.

I have noticed something disturbing at more than one location:

https://althouse.blogspot.com/ Is blocked at Chick-Filla! I have to use a VPN to read Althouse at Chick-Filla.

What did Professor Ann ever do to Chick-Filla?

kwenzel said...

I was in the Colorado mountains last Saturday (shorter trip for me), riding my bike on the roughest trail I've yet encountered. It's not very popular, so it's very difficult to follow in some spots, and it was truly amazing how much deadfall we had to climb over/under (massive amounts of beetle kill). The most interesting part was the Henderson Mine ventilation shaft we found... 1600' drop if you fall into it, according to the sign!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6h3stCDWWfDprpcZ8

narciso said...


https://112.international/ukraine-top-news/burisma-group-and-prince-of-monaco-held-4th-energy-security-forum-in-monte-carlo-40289.html

fleg9bo said...

Re the Rockford Files, Gretchen Corbett lives in the Portland area and occasionally appears in live theater. We caught her in a play some years back. As I recall, she did a good job but otherwise I remember nothing of the production. With a very few exceptions that was our experience of Portland theater overall, which is why we haven't attended for some time now.

Darcy said...

Cool. Colorado is the most beautiful state I've ever lived in. No wonder so many people want to move here.

Bruce Hayden said...

“Retirement is growing near for me, and I hanker for the days of my youthful summers in Leadville CO working in the Climax Mine to make school money, Stork level Motor Man, you call we haul, you rail, we derail. Worked in Chicago after 20 ys of wandering, after the starter wife, married a good old girl and can't leave Chicago now. Love anyplace between santa fe and Butte, but can't live there. Only fishing I am good at is flys on alpine lakes, too bad. Thanks for letting me tell an old sad tale. The only thing left for me is my PhD program, that should string out for 5 ys.”

Maybe some overlap. Started summering in Summit County on the other side of Fremont Pass in 1970. Family bought a place there two years later. Good friend was at CMC Leadville. Dropped by there a lot, ultimately he ended up back there making snowshoes, then loading lifts at Ski Cooper.

While I am good with most of the country between Santa Fe and Butte, I actually don’t really like either. I tend to drop the final “e” on Butte. Deservedly I think. Last time we were there, this spring, we stayed at the Presidential Suite - where Obama stayed when running for election in 2008. We joked that if Crooked Hillary had won the nomination and election, the Presidential Suite would have been across town. They were there for some parade, and in Butte because it was maybe the strongest Dem stronghold in MT, due to the union presence there. Problem, of course, is that thanks, maybe, to their vigorous support for Obama, the Butte economy crashed under his Presidency.