Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Open Road

Or, the art of the escape.

I gotta to down to Visalia today.  I'll be on the road, but is that an escape?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Your good news for the day

 Lincoln Logs, the popular toy created nearly a century ago by a son of Frank Lloyd Wright, is coming home to the U.S.A.

Maine Gov. Paul LePage announced Wednesday the toy logs, created by John Lloyd Wright and used to create miniature toy buildings, will be made at Pride Manufacturing, a wood products company in Burnham.

The toy has been made in China but when production of the wooden pieces ramps up, possibly in November, 80 percent of the toy will be made at the plant in Maine, said Randy Dicker, senior director of manufacturing for Pride. Some plastic pieces will still be made in China (drat!).

Avro Lancaster

Looks mighty crowded in that cockpit.

Freckles, they are good

More King fire images


Enormous pyrocumulus clouds provide the backdrop for this firefighting helicopter. Taken late afternoon on Wednesday, Sept. 17th. Image by Kelli Thompson MountainWomanPhotography

The “King Fire” in California has grown from 20,000 acres to 71,000 acres overnight, covering about 12 miles.  The helo is towing a water bucket to fight it. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The King Fire as seen from Placerville's main drag.

That looks a bit worrisome.  It is about ten times larger than it was Sunday, and no more controlled.