Thursday, April 15, 2010

Indian paintbrush along the Herman Gulch Trail. July 2006.

12 Comments:

Blogger Whitenoise said...

beautiful image.

BTW, Molson, had to take my blog private due to a stalker with a loose screw. If you'd like an invite I'll need your email address.

whitenoise.and.random.thoughts@gmail.com

1:41 PM  
Blogger molson said...

A stalker? That really sucks.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Whitenoise said...

a big ball of creepy slimed up with a layer of stupid...

6:40 AM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

That looks like a cross between the Swiss Alps and the Khyber Pass!

3:10 PM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

ps your comments or profile setting doesn't show your aeroplane photo: is that deliberate?

did you go for propellor-type for added volcanic-ash-cloud-flying convenience? What a load of bullshit that was! For 6 days the volcano was dreadedly dangerous... even diluted in quadrillions of litres of air, thousands of miles away, that ash would send jumbos kamikazying to the ground... yet on the 7th day, with no meteorologickal change suddenly all is fine... and those world leaders could, I am absolutely sure, have got to Poland for the funerals of the Premier and those other dignitaries. They just didn't do it for PR reasons ~ ie everyone else would have realized the volcanic ash scandal was, as Angela Merckl might say... UTTER BULLENSCHEISSE!

3:13 PM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

Whitenoise, where has your blog gone? I clicked your name but cannot find it... what happened??

3:15 PM  
Blogger molson said...

Hey Gledwood. Whitenoise had to take his blog private due to an internet stalker. You could try sending him an email to get an invite. Look at his first comment for email address.

I'm not sure why the profile photo is not appearing in posted comments. I used to fly that airplane in the past. Unfortunately, I haven't flown an airplane as pilot in command for many years now.

As far as volcanic ash is concerned, that is a problem I have yet to experience. Even propeller driven aircraft are susceptible to volcanic ash. It really depends on the engine. Turbine engines are particularly susceptible as they ingest a large amount of air which is essentially unfiltered. Piston engines pull less air and have filters, but a large amount of ash would foul the filter causing a loss of power.

I guess that volcano really gummed up the works in the Eurozone. Best hope that the Katla volcano doesn't blow. That one goes off much bigger than the volcano with the unpronounceable name.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

So you go flying as well?! Why don't you keep a flying blog?

Have you ever been up in a trike? What I think they call ultralight your end. Here I think it is usually known as microlight. Basically hang-gliding without the boring worthiness (take a bloody engine with you, even if it does run on a teaspoon of fuel per mile ~ far more fun!) yeah I would so much like to do that.

Apparently if I can fly to Europe, in some countries there's still hardly any spoilsport rules. Unlike the UK, where basically a kite with a rubberband-powered propellor falls under the same regulations as Concorde... and WHY did they scrap that??

I'm in a plaintive mood today.

Do you speak German? If so come and see my German-tweetling nightingale today. It sounds amazing.

I probably said it before, but that looks like the Highlands of Scotland.

Scotland with pikas, haha ;->...

5:59 PM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

I'm pretty sure it's a trike I'm talking about.

Basically a giant kite with a deckchair attached by tent-poles.

And a tiny petrol-fuelled propellor.

What fun!!

6:00 PM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

Petrol being common gasoline for your automobile-transportation.

British translation: petrol for travelling in the car.

And who says we are the more oldfashioned and ceremonial country.

I've seen the Witches of Eastwick! I know what goes on! America is all brass bands and women with pearl necklaces falling downstairs

6:02 PM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

BTW have you ever seen a pika literally pinging rock-to-rock, bunch of flowers in its boze?

That's what I saw on David Attenborough ... And they kept stopping for a little chirrup and a chirp, between pings.

6:04 PM  
Blogger molson said...

As you can see Gledwood, I have been ignoring my little blog as of late. As far as flying goes, I haven't flown a plane in years so a flying blog would have even less content than my CO hiking blog. Heck it's been three years since I've been to CO to see pinging pikas, marmots, and other assorted alpine furry critters. I'm out of fresh content I suppose.

12:18 PM  

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