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A Little Something Something

  1. 1. A Little Something-Something I made for Naima
  2. 2. You’ve seen me on the Pink Pig…. <ul><li>In reality, we tried this a couple different ways…me riding the pig in Seattle, me screaming and cursing at traffic, me climbing out of the trunk like I just finally made it across the border, but in the end, this is the only one that came out well enough to share. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mountain Pics <ul><li>It’s no wonder why they call these areas The Smoky Mtns and The Blue Ridge Mtns. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Smoke on the Water <ul><li>When we arrived to this lake, it was getting dusk and had just finished raining. The effect on the water was incredible. This was our 2 nd night camp spot. We dined, slept, and rose to this view. If you look closely in the upper pic, the brown rocks at the bottom of the pic are actually submerged rocks…the water is that clear! </li></ul>
  5. 5. More lake pics <ul><li>More views of the same lake. The lower shows the beautiful color of the water and also the color tainting process once the dam opens the floodgates. Eventually the entire river is this color until the particles settle again and back to original color. To take these 2 shots, I had climbed down sets of loose rock thru the woods and then climbed up onto old, dilapidated bridge road platforms. It wasn’t being up there that was scary as much as being caught up there. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Misc River Pics <ul><li>Just some different pics of different rivers. The lower pic shows a pool that is about 10 feet deep and COLD !! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Misc Pics <ul><li>Joe’s dog, Gertie, 17 years old!!! 2 nd pic just shows where we were at that time…adjacent to the Great Smoky Mtns Nat’l Park. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Misc Pics 2 <ul><li>Upper pic is us driving down the one of the 9 kajillion mountain roads we explored and Joe taking a piss. Note my understanding expression as he pees 6 inches from me. Actually took this one myself guesstimating focus, etc. (maybe theres hope yet!) 2 nd is me standing on road girders overlooking Smoky Mtns. Sorry, that’s all I had to work with at the time. If there was a pig present, I would have certainly mounted it!!! (holy crap, bad choice of words, considering the area I’m in.) but you get the point. Excuse the pun. </li></ul><ul><li>Double joke…who gets that?? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Misc Pics 3 <ul><li>While admitting that I thought the sun position was ruining this shot, it actually improved it. The upper is one of many dams in this area. It reminds me of something out of the first ‘Batman’ movie or maybe out of WWII Germany. Anyway, it was much larger than the pics show and had almost an eerie ambiance to it. 2 nd pic is camping breakfast of champions….Blueberry pancakes with fresh mashed bananas mixed in, scrambled eggs, a power bar, a nectarine or apple and homegrown tomato slices. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Misc Pics 4 <ul><li>A plethora of kayaks….. everywhere you turned! This was the place to be if you were a kayaker!! Countless numbers of boaters flowed in here, boaters of every imaginable genre…the expected dread-locked college students, the seasoned hippie paddlers like Joe & Steve, the aged doctors, lawyers and X-Genners with their manicured pony-tails and aging, over surgicaled trophy wives, and everybody inbetween. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Talulla Gorge <ul><li>A 900 foot drop gorge. A fantastic example of the canyons that exist in this area of the world. In the upper pic, you can see some of the rapids this gorge is famous for. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Georgia Drought <ul><li>Pics of the horrendous Georgia drought that the southeast has been suffering. Notice how deep these lakes used to be and WHY they utilize floating docks. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Country Farms <ul><li>Abandoned farm houses were EVERYWHERE. But only few were photogenic. These qualified, but seems that I ran into powerlines everytime I ran around….a NIGHTMARE!! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Apple Orchards <ul><li>Apple orchards in Longcreek, S.C. </li></ul><ul><li>They were small and not ready yet. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Fruit Thievery <ul><li>Me….stealing apples from the orchard! I plucked and crammed them in the bend of my shirt and hauled ass out of there, dropping them as I laughed and ran away, all the while waiting to hear some country yelling and shotgun blasts going off! Turns out, stupid apples were pretty small and not yet ripe. After the disappointing tasting session, they got hurled out the van window over mountain cliffs. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Misc Pics <ul><li>The top pic is one of my many, many photographic experiments. I think it really needs something in the center. The lower pic is me on KP duty using sand and gravel to wash dishes. </li></ul>
  17. 17. More Pics <ul><li>Why would I take a pic of a grasshopper sucking soap, you wonder? Maybe have something to do with the nostalgic Pabst Blue Ribbon in the background? Lower….lakeside music making. I played percussion using sawed off bamboo sections of varied diameters like a tropical Xylophone. </li></ul>
  18. 18. More Pics <ul><li>One of the many back roads we explored continuously. </li></ul><ul><li>Looking down a low water level river. </li></ul>
  19. 19. More Pics <ul><li>The top pic is Joe’s garage. To see here…3 boats he has made/making, and the Union Jack on the wall. Remind me to tell you about that flag. </li></ul><ul><li>A natural hole, you can climb down and then thru it to the whitewater…a playground! </li></ul>