Archive | January, 2009

The Cousteaus

The first family of the sea, photographed for Outside Magazine.

A podcast of an Outside interview with Jean-Michel Cousteau.

January 30, 2009 | Art/Photography | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

War On Drugs – Live

thx for the picture.

January 29, 2009 | Music/Movies/Books | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Iztaccihuatl, September 1974

AMAZING photos from Iztaccihuatl, September 1974

Iztaccihuatl:

Iztaccihuatl is the third highest mountain in Mexico, after the Pico de Orizaba (5,636 m) and Popocatépetl (5,426 m). Its name is Nahuatl for “white woman”.

The mountain has four peaks, the highest of which is 5,230 m above sea level. Together, the peaks are seen as depicting the head, chest, knees and feet of a sleeping female figure, which is visible from either the east or the west. Iztaccíhuatl is a mere 70 km to the southeast of Mexico City and is often visible from the capital, depending on atmospheric conditions.

January 29, 2009 | Art/Photography | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota:

American Indian stories dating back centuries speak of a “hole that breathes cool air” in the Black Hills. Cowboys came across a breathing hole in 1881 and the exploration of Wind Cave began. In 1903 Wind Cave became the first cave anywhere in the world to be designated a national park. Cave explorers are still finding new rooms and passages in Wind Cave, the fourth longest cave in the world. The cave is well known for its outstanding display of boxwork, an unusual cave formation composed of thin calcite fins resembling honeycombs.

January 27, 2009 | Camping, Public Lands | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

the backroom, the alley, or the trusty woods

Ain’t no 60 Chevy, but still….

January 27, 2009 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 2 }

Sundown In Mexico

MP3: Nicky Hopkins – Sundown In Mexico

January 26, 2009 | Long Hairs | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Grassy Ridge Bald

Campout on Grassy Ridge Bald, NC. Elevation 6,189 ft. Temperature range -5 F to 22 F.

Appalachian Bald:

Balds are mountain summits or crests covered primarily by thick vegetation of native grasses or shrubs occurring in areas where heavy forest growth would be expected.

January 26, 2009 | Camping | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

Grigsby Prairie

Archived pictures from the Grigsby Prairie in Barrington, Illinois, the town that I grew up in.

Citizens For Conservation

Barrington Area Library Flickr Page

January 26, 2009 | Flora/Fauna | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

Koko

Youtube: Mr Rogers meets Koko

January 26, 2009 | Flora/Fauna | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

Dennis Linde

Dennis Linde wrote Elvis’ “Burning Love” and that Dixie Chicks tune “Goodbye Earl.” There were many others in between, but those are the two we all know and love. Sort of. I secretly think the Dixie Chicks are great, but that’s for another time.

Back in 1970, Linde made his first solo album and he called it Linde Manor. I’ve posted some songs from the album before and man oh man is it a fine one.

“Burning Love” on the back of a horse:

MP3: Dennis Linde – Call Me Honey

MP3: Dennis Linde – I Don’t Want Nobody ‘Ceptin’ You

January 23, 2009 | Music/Movies/Books | Continue Reading | Comments { 5 }