All posts filed under: An Appreciation

An example of a death mask…

  … from the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Or the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, for those of you typing in Spanish… One of the truly great museums of the world. You can read a bit about it here… It’s astonishing how many artifacts they have there, and how committed to preserving it all Mexico is… all from a period that would have faded into obscurity long ago but for their efforts. I love this museum, and go there every time I’m in MC… I cannot recommend it highly enough.. Especially to those of you with curious minds…          

What a beauty…

  … from a by-gone era… That right there, my friends, is a 1953 Cadillac LeMans convertible… Sitting in a showroom in (of all places) New York city… in spite of the California plates. Now, before all you wise-acres get your keyboards all fired up, to talk about how I probably was already well into retirement age before these beauties were released, I’ll have you know (I’ll have you know) that these came along long before I did.

Happy Birthday…

  … to one of my favorite places on the planet. On this day in 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed an order granting the Yosemite Valley to the state of California, for “public use, resort, and recreation.” The Yosemite Land Grant of 1864 marked the first time the federal government set aside land specifically for preservation and recreational use. The land wasn’t designated as our first national park until later that same year.

Well… I mean… what can I say…?

  The post before this one was a shot taken from within the Grand Tetons National Park, out in the wilds of the high Wyoming desert… More like dessert, to me… At least, it seemed that way while I was out there… The above gif, on the other hand, was taken in my backyard the other night. It was the most clear and dark I’ve seen this neck of the woods, in the 30 or so years I’ve been living here…

The beat goes on….

  Ah, HA HA HA HA HA!!!   Sing it with me… “Babe.” (Oboe solo, which kinda sounds like:) Oom, bah bah, Oom bah bah, Oom bah bah, Oom “I got you, babe…” Oom, bah bah, Oom bah bah, Oom bah bah, Oom “I got you babe…”     Woof!!! Some things just don’t age as well as others…           Image found here.