Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Monday, 15 June 2009

It Was Forty Years Ago Today

Bishop, California

Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play....and our son, Ken, made his debut on Earth. At first he seemed dazed and confused and wasn't all that much fun...but gradually he began to speak words and then whole sentences..."Don't hit baby", was his first complete sentence...Happy birthday, Love long and prosper. Here he is in the on top of a mountain in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Each of us has one of his hands...

Here's his law school graduation and about 1/3 of his children..

Bishop is in a valley at 4,500 feet in elevation. It's closely flanked by snow-covered mountain ranges on both sides I bought a ten-day non-resident fishing licence. We're going 15 miles up a canyon to some trout filled lakes and streams at 10,000 feet this morning. My intention is to pop two brown trout in the ice chest and grill them with potatoes and onions tonight.

We may be here for awhile. Some of the nearby things include:
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Sequoia National Mark
  • Mono Lake
  • Mammoth Lake
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • Horseback photography pack trips into the mountains
  • Landscape photography galleries
  • A Japanese-American WWII concentration camp (America's Buchenwald)
  • A Bristlecone Pine Forest
  • Rafting
  • Tennis courts
...and I've discovered beer. It's good to drink. Last night I had four Sam Adam's. Maybe tonight I'll have four more. Beer is good.