Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Too Long to be a Ground Snake

According to the websites, ground snakes grow to 15 inches (38cm).

So what is it?

Near Tubac, Arizona

Just over three feet, I guess (92cm)


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

I started to call it PIGS!....

but didn't want to malign an animal that's supposedly capable of innumerable orgasms and purportedly smarter than horses.

The PARKING AREA is on the eastbound side of Interstate 8 between Gila Bend and Tucson. The tarmac is sticky (urine? ju-ju bees?) and the smell was so strong I stopped to rinse the soles of my boots.

A statement about lack of services?

Driving through Canada in 2010 it was always a pleasant surprise to see a porta-potty and trash can in a remote place. At one large pullout there was a garbage can but no toilet. Next to the dumpster someone had left a large turd. Given the cleanliness of the ones I used, I interpreted the placement, out in the open and impossible to miss, as a comment on the lack of facilities. 

And after traveling to Palmer, Alaska and then back through the Yukon again, I decided the Canadian sense of humor is, in general, FAR more sophisticated than Americans'. 

KEYSTONE: neatly packaged

But you can tell by the careful packaging above, we're trying.

2, December, 2021 -  7:30 am Arizona Time
Today I emailed the Arizona Department of Transportation and left messages at the offices of Representatives Paul Gosar, Greg Stanton and spoke with one of Representative Lesko's staff. Hopefully, SOMEONE can do something.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Unbearable Lightness of Being

A fav pleasure is browsing the FOR SALE books at libraries and thrift stores. I'm not much given to fiction but his syntax drew me in. Plus, there's an astounding amount of philosophizing. 

Didjuh hear the rumor that C.G. Jung coined the term synchronicity? It's been an integral in my life.


Friday, November 26, 2021

Bouse, Arizona

One could hope this magnificent dragon was placed "just so" for public appreciation.

Camp that evening was a few miles south of Sore Finger Road; Sore Finger having become crowded during the day when several vehicles and trailers moved in about a mile down the way.

No sidewinders here

The weather was just right for poached eggs

Thursday, November 25, 2021


In our last trip together she showed me how to poach eggs; it seemed a bit beyond my abilities.

Establishment Shot

So when this purple pan, poised on the top shelf in a Food City somewhere in Arizona, threw itself from the heights I was delighted to find it a poacher, Farberware, and a mere $14.00. I took it home.

My first attempt...somewhat less than perfection.

But what FORM! Such tuMESCence!

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Beethoven's 5th - von Karajan &

I had good signal and came upon this incredible move-video. The credits say the Vienna Philharmonic, but the film says the Berlin Philharmonic.

Watch for his grimace of equisi-ttude near the end.

Another bloggers insights into the film.

A bit more about Henri-Georges Clouzot.

A Christie's list of art owned by the Clouzot's to be auctioned. It includes some insight into the lives of Henri-Georges &  Ines  Clouzot. (It may take a minute to load)

The hotel mentioned in the above list of art.