Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Bisbee - Manzanita Blooming

Kristen and I were here February 22, 2018. I have a photo of her in her long down coat with snow swirling about. Today the manzanita are blooming and the odour is almost too cloying.

Just for the record.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Audrey's Estate

Eight acres backed by National Forest (link is to prev post with a few details) outside Portal, Arizona. The cottonwoods are juuuuuust beginning to bud and the stream was running.


From Master Bedroom





Guest House





Carport









Friday, February 14, 2020

Wussing Out On Jean-Robert

Jean-Robert owns A-Space Gallery in Silver City. His 1988 Toyota Van is in need of help and he's short of cash and has no mechanical knowledge. I offered to bring my timing light and see what we could do.

It was raining to beat the band as I arrived around 2:30 in the afternoon. By 5:00 it was snowing. I decided to come back when it gets warmer.

I took highway 90 to Lordsburg. The streets of Lordsburg were slushy. But they had headcheese at Saucedo's Market!!














Puffball







New Decal in Lower Right


Monday, February 10, 2020

Silver City - Over the Mountain On 152

It was almost warm when I left Rex & Robin's around 11:30 with blue skies and puffy white clouds. After getting supplied in T or C, I headed for Silver City.

Highway 152 is prettier than going to Deming and back up, but it's still winter at Emory Pass. But something insisted that was the way to go. The forecast included the possibilty of snow, but The Pass was clear.

I had to pull over to let one pickup go by. It's nice to have an excuse to drive at 40 mph....breaking in a new engine.

It started to rain heavily as I neared town. Jean-Robert reminded me of my spot in the National Forest and though it was muddy with accumulations of hail, the fresh air and, most wonderful of all, the quiet made it all okay.

And the goddess smiled, and in her inimitable beneficence, stopped the rain long enough for me to unload and settle in.

Indoor Plumbing

It's true that Michelle isn't that wild about the out-of-doors, but she occasionally will fly somewhere so we can travel together. We rent a car and leave Phoebe at the airport long-term parking.

We've enjoyed the magnificence of the Redwoods, the clifftop view at Cape Flattery, Washington and delighted in the eclectic variety of the Cotati Accordion Festival in Cotati, California. But the MAIN reason for the different mode is her preference for indoor plumbing.

Even the best relationships, as we all know, involve some compromise. As two strong-willed Americans, she English-American and I German-American, we're fortunate that this is one of the few MAJOR ones we've had to negotiate.

And, I admit, I'm glad there aren't too many days like this.



Saturday, February 8, 2020

Departing Albert's Turkey

I'll accompany Michelle on her morning rounds of cat-sits so we get a little more time together.

Then to the locker to load the roof rack and THEN...Southbound to Rex & Robin's.

I'm heading for Jean-Robert's (Zhawn-RoBARE - French) A-Space Gallery in Silver City to work on his 1988 Toyota van. Then into the mountains west of Douglas for some re-acclimation before the Kate Hawke workshop on the use of entheogens for treatment of psychological disorders. It's at the end of the month in Tucson.

Xannie Baker, seamstress extraordinaire, in addition to putting gussets in my pants legs so I can get them on and off over my boots, put together the cover for the back door and the side panels inside.


Purple Paisley Suspenders

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Willkommen


I have no knowledge of why Germans delight in parodying women, but it's common at Fasching.

But what I recall is, even as a youngster, was the delight, the exuberance, the Willkommen.








Lyrics


Willkommen! And bienvenue! Welcome!
Fremder, étranger, stranger
Glücklich zu sehen
Je suis enchanté
Happy to see you
Bleibe, reste, stay
Willkommen! And bienvenue! Welcome!
I'm cabaret, au cabaret, to cabaret!
Meine damen und herren
Mes dames et messieurs
Ladies and gentlemen
Guten abend! Bon soir! Good evening!
Wie geht's? Comment sa va?
Do you feel good?
Ich bin eur confrencier!
Je suis votre compère
I am your host!
Und sage
Willkommen! And bienvenue! Welcome!
I'm cabaret, au cabaret, to cabaret!
Leave your troubles outside
So life is disappointing, forget it!
In here life is beautiful
The girls are beautiful
Even the orchestra is beautiful
And now presenting the cabaret girls!
Each and everyone a virgin
You don't believe me
Well, do not take my word for it
Go ahead, ask her!
Ha ha ha ha
Outside it is winter, but in here it is so hot!
Every night we have the battle to keep the girls from taking off
All their clothing, so don't go away, who knows, tonight we may
Lose the battle!
Und sage
Willkommen! And bienvenue! Welcome!
I'm cabaret, au cabaret, to cabaret!
We are here to serve you!
Bleibe, reste, stay
Willkommen! And bienvenue! Welcome!
I'm cabaret, au cabaret
Wir sorgen!
Willkommen! And bienvenue! Welcome!
Fremder, etranger, stanger
Glücklich zu sehen
Je suis enchanté, enchanté, madame!
Happy to see you, happy to see you
Bleibe, reste, stay
Und sage
Willkommen! And bienvenue! Welcome!
Fremder, etranger, stanger
Glücklich zu sehen
Je suis enchanté
Happy to see you
Bleibe, reste, stay
Willkommen! And bienvenue! Welcome!
I'm cabaret
Au cabaret
To cabaret!
Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Fred Ebb / John Kander
Willkommen lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Round Hill Carlin, LLC