While gathering with family at a friend's Tiroler Berghutte high in the Sierra's last weekend, I made m'self a fishin' stick out of live oak. Here's a quick vid and some Polka for ye'r pleasure!
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
5 falls ring round Valhalla's cirque
Whose thunder booms above the murk
Where path winds through the rock and wood
Which I traveled as if berserk
For this hall must be understood
Viewed from afar the best I could
And turned around outside its walls
One day's travel too far for good
Gifts bestowed from Valkyrie calls
Whose runes spoken above the squalls
That tell of lands to rightly roam
Free from the warrior's swinging mauls
Before granite waves rise and foam
I must return before night's gloam
And miles to go before I'm home
And miles to go before I'm home
Moro Rock resting above Three Rivers and beyond
The Great Western Divide
Upper range of the Black Oak - Quercus kelloggii
Western Wallflower - Erysimum capitatum
Mountain Misery - Chamaebatia foliolosa
Same photo as above. Just later on the return trip.
Castle Rocks above the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River
Buck Creek Canyon
Fivespot - Nemophila maculata
Torrey's Blue-Eyed Mary - Collinsia torreyi
Western Blue-Bellied Fence Lizard - Tantilla hobartsmithi
Cliff Creek and Glacier Pass
Saturday, May 2, 2015
An English friend of ours had his family from the old country in town. He was nice enough to invite us along for a day at his range. They tell me that in England it is hard to get a permit to actually own a gun. And if you get that permit, you have to keep your gun at the gun club and can only shoot it there or if you are hunting. So not to get into the politics of things, we thought we would just show them a good time at the range. I can fairly say we all enjoyed every minute of it.
Do ya feel lucky punk?....... Well, do ya?
Ruger 44 Magnum
Marlin 30-30 Savage win 270 Marlin Greenfield 22
Three brothers enjoying a moment
Wayne and his Winchester 30-30
James and his newly built AR 15 firing for the first time
Mark and an M-16
Adventure Sworn getting' in on the action
Yours Truly with Josh's AR and iron sights. I enjoyed this gun the most.
Oh bloody 'ell......
Afterwards, went back to Munkle's Garage to see what the boys were workin' on.
Barrel-rider and the '62 Comet
And of course, Lil' Sleepy
Monday, April 13, 2015
Had a couple of hours to get out to the woods. Took my new Adventure Sworn and High Brass Leather out for a quick test run. I must say I am very pleased with both! Really like the firesteel necker and various carry options. And the knife, well, it's just perfect. Real quality with both these tools. But I'll let the pictures do the talking. Shot a quick video too.
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Old skin and older Earth elements
Combine to form new visions from illuminations
Ancient wood wrapped around new ideas
Like a fresh hewn cabin in the forest
The sure purchase of textured canvas in the hand
Together with the greens and golds of springtime in drought
Lend themselves to the worthy pursuits
To slow down with the humbling breeze
Where families congregate once more
In the new light of Easter mornings
Their hopes strung out like dew upon the grasses
And revelations shine through new leaves upon the oaks
To revel in the grand gift of time upon the rock
Brought forth from resurrections of long ago
To contemplate among the washed worn boulders
And enjoy a quick tea with the high brass