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By: ycd0108 , 12:28 AM GMT on July 26, 2012

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Janetlee and Plapman have been putting up daily pictures regularly and I think I missed someone or two but it seems like a good idea to me (Thousand words and whatnot).
The Arbutus (Madrona) was glowing but the iPod can not capture that kind of detail.
Not a bad day but we burned out early as usual. The roofing metal gets so hot that you can not walk on it without creating dents in the ribs. In the meantime the ancient crew seems to wilt visibly in a few minutes of full sun.
Shut 'er down at about 1330 hours

Reaching for the Sky (ycd0108)
Point and shoot does not make it!
Reaching for the Sky
Sun set (ycd0108)
Brighter
Sun set
Deep Blue (ycd0108)
White with some AlSO4
Deep Blue
The leafy mutant ninja umbrella (ycd0108)
The completely organic rain-deflector.
The leafy mutant ninja umbrella
Suspence (ycd0108)
Sandstone
Suspence
sandstone (ycd0108)
could be dynasours or Dragons
sandstone

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30. Ylee
4:03 AM GMT on August 03, 2012
Thanks for the Monbiot tip, ycd! You would think a person's responsibility to society and the environment would be parallel to one's wealth(not saying the the poor have no responsibility), but that is rarely the case, and has been like this through the ages.

I like the sandstone pics!
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29. ycd0108
3:48 AM GMT on August 03, 2012
http://www.monbiot.com/2012/08/02/dance-with-the-on e-who-brung-you/
Just the way it is
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28. ycd0108
2:33 AM GMT on August 03, 2012
Rob and Alley:
You ain't seen nothin' yet:
http://www.bellslanding.net/gabriola/parks.html
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27. Alleyoops
2:11 AM GMT on August 03, 2012
Great pics, I particularly like the sand formations in the last one. Cool....

Have a safe and happy weekend.
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26. RobDaHood
11:41 PM GMT on August 02, 2012
Okay, that one is SuperCool!
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25. ycd0108
10:47 PM GMT on August 02, 2012
Ongoing:
The latest is a picture of the sandstone below the cabin. Maybe 20' from the overhanging sculpture.
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24. RobDaHood
4:26 PM GMT on August 02, 2012
Love the pics.
Thanks for sharing them.
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23. ycd0108
3:23 PM GMT on August 02, 2012
There it is. This stone sculpture says a lot:
The massive rock slid down into the sea and the sun,sea and wind worked on the details for many years before I noticed.
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22. ycd0108
3:18 PM GMT on August 02, 2012
Good morning dragonflyF15: Glad you like the picture.
By the way I'm keeping an eye on the Dogwoods and they seem to be doing fine. We have had enough rain and cool weather to offset their increased exposure. The next few days are forecast to get up to 31C which may seem cool to some folks but for us "Ents" around here it's hot enough.
Hi Pros: Thanks for the butterflies and flowers. Brightens the blog up like a good thing. If my latest photo upload ever shows up I'll try to figure out how to bring it over to the "Paper Blog".
Ylee: Seems like you go home about the time I get up. Saw some bright lava fountain on the Hawaii cam this morning.
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21. Ylee
5:42 AM GMT on August 02, 2012
I get a lot of OT because coworkers are lazy, and don't want to work! :)

I've actually done a little backframing many years ago, when I worked as a laborer for a framing crew in Florida!
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20. Proserpina
10:37 AM GMT on August 01, 2012
Photobucket
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19. ycd0108
11:08 PM GMT on July 31, 2012
Afternoon Ylee:
Today Gunther and I were doing "back-frame", that is: all the decisions and pokey little bits of the frame and walls we had skipped to get the metal roof finished. No big payoff for the hours spent but it has to be done and now at least we are working under shelter.
Since there has never been anything more than a concept drawing on paper and we made it up as we went along there are some intricate fits up in those rafters.
" I'm doing my little bit to help the company thrive despite itself, lol!
Could be why you get a lot of O.T. eh?
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18. dragonflyF15
10:55 PM GMT on July 31, 2012
Nice yard! Love the blue hydrangeas :)
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17. ycd0108
10:54 PM GMT on July 31, 2012
Finally found the music OrangeRoses: I like the song and the ideas brought to it. I especially enjoy any music folks link here or on other blogs. At this point I have not downloaded any music on to the iPod because I can come here pretty well any time and find a tune someone has chosen. I find I can't listen and think and type all at once though. Oh yeah: the girl with the umbrella also swapped her broken ear buds for my working ones so I'm pretty sure she is my grand daughter.
Jethro Tull is/was also a favorite.
"Locomotive Breath" come to mind.
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16. Ylee
4:23 PM GMT on July 31, 2012
Good morning, ycd! Just seeing what you were up to; me, I'm doing my little bit to help the company thrive despite itself, lol!

Have a good one!
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15. OrangeRoses
1:42 PM GMT on July 30, 2012
Thanks for putting the picture back. It is Petasites japonicus variety Giganteus . Very fast growing plant, loves water and the leaves in the background matched those I found in my searches. She, your grand daughter, or hiking companion, holds the leaf upright and so it looks different.That was all I remembered from before.

giggle-giggle             wiggle~wiggle

"The cattle quietly grazing at the grass down by the river
where the swelling mountain water moves onward to the sea:
the builder of the castles renews the age-old purpose
and contemplates the milking girl whose offer is his need."

(excerpt Thick As A Brick - Jethro Tull )

next...

"Isn't it Ironic? Don't you think? A little too ironic and I really do think."

( excerpt Ironic - Alanis Morissette )

Surprise! New Video by Alanis
Guardian


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14. ycd0108
7:36 PM GMT on July 29, 2012
Ask and yee shall receive.
Is this what you meant by "seee"?
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13. OrangeRoses
6:38 PM GMT on July 29, 2012
Good Morn-Eve ning YCD. I wish I could seee that picture with your grand daughter holding the umbrella plant. Then I could pursue the Petasites . 4 weeks ago I tried for hours to find the genus/species of that plant and even went on a VanCouver Island Botanical site!
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12. ycd0108
6:10 PM GMT on July 29, 2012
Morning OrangeRoses:
I guess if I can modify comments so can you. I noticed the first link was not quite what we wanted but now I think we have it.
I like the kid with the kite picture with at least a thousand words.
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11. ycd0108
4:59 PM GMT on July 29, 2012
Good morning:
I just found this poem:
Oliver Goldsmith, "The Deserted Village".
L8R: Mom quoted one of the lines and I searched a bit and found the poem. Phoned her again and tried to walk her through finding her G-mail so I could send the poem (actually I had sent it to her mail already) but I'm not really a tech and can't remember what her screen view is so we both got somewhat frustrated and shut down.
Somebody will drop in to use her computer so they can probably find the poem.
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10. ycd0108
3:26 AM GMT on July 29, 2012
Thank you OrangeRoses:
Just the way it is these days
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9. OrangeRoses
2:28 AM GMT on July 29, 2012
31. ycd0108 10:17 AM CDT on May 27, 2012 1
Morning OrangeRoses:
I had to look up gesso and read a bit there and I do look too hard for hidden meanings - not just here.
Quite often when I re read what I have written I see other interpretations are possible though I thought I was only saying one thing.
I measured 36" wide petals on the Petasites Japonicus Bladverk:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petasites

end quote

This may not be right.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petasites_japonicus
does not have those large leaves.

this does: " Petasites japonicus var. Giganteus "

common name:Japanese Butterbur

But in doing a quick search the leaves in the photos I saw weren't exactly like the ones in the picture you snapped of your grand daughter, or whoever she is. maybe this is a new variety: Nanaimous



And then she said to all a good
M m m m m w h aaaaaa !
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8. ycd0108
3:19 PM GMT on July 28, 2012
Need help:
"Somewhere I found the name of that huge leaf but I must have left the link on someone else's blog."
Tloml (who is off to work) and Cherry (who is still sleeping) asked me what is the name of the large leafed "Umbrella Plant". I did a search and got lost in Google's promotion department so I went back in my blog archive thinking that since I had found the match I would have put it up here but no joy. All I found was the quote above.
Does anybody remember a reference?
It's drivin' me nuts!
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7. ycd0108
11:23 PM GMT on July 27, 2012
Afternoon BriarCraft:
Well, I am starting to think now - I have to. I still go up anyway because that is what I know and did for most of my working life. In fact I must enjoy it or I would stay on the "hard" but Gunther is almost as worn as I am and he's up there and you know we were taught to hold up our end. Where are all the young, strong and interested carpenters and other service workers? From what I see most are still being trained in "Work Safe", First Aid and building codes. By the time they nail the first board to the footing (I know they don't nail boards to footings) they would need to call for an inspection of the site.
How are we going to maintain the infrastructure we use daily let alone build anything new with the pile of regulations hanging precariously over us?
If my memory serves me well you had a blog up here about maintaining the road to your house.
"Little Red Hen"
Comes to mind.
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6. BriarCraft
9:32 PM GMT on July 27, 2012
I hear you, YCD! I can't even imagine being up on a hot metal (or any other kind) roof on a sunny day. What were you thinking? Or, based on what you said in #2, maybe you weren't. We all have our moments.

I complain about the cool rainy weather until the sun comes out and I have to do something while those intense rays hit me. And I immediately start looking forward to when those cool days return. I thought I was being quite tough the other day when I slathered on some sunscreen and spent 4 hours riding the mower around in the sun, squinting and getting even more wrinkles.
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5. ycd0108
11:35 PM GMT on July 26, 2012
I'd like to visit New York but not just now. Hope it's not too bad for the folks there.
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4. ycd0108
2:02 PM GMT on July 26, 2012
Morning Ylee:
This morning's read from BBC:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18983010
L8R:
http://www.monbiot.com/2012/07/26/lead-soldiers/
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3. Ylee
6:04 AM GMT on July 26, 2012
A cool rain would be most appreciated here, as well! I'm afraid a thunderstorm tomorrow will have to do!
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2. ycd0108
5:01 AM GMT on July 26, 2012
Ain't it Ylee: and you are fairly young and healthy. Don't try this as you age.
I ignored a lot of advice so I'm not gonna say much more - just enjoy it while you have it.
Dat sun gives us all life and I appreciate it. Lately I also appreciate cool rain.
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1. Ylee
2:48 AM GMT on July 26, 2012
It's so hot at work, that after wiping my brow, I put my safety glasses back on, and was surprised that the plastic framed glasses almost burned my face! Being on metal roofing in the midday sun would be a good cause to wilt!
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