3DWeb #2

By: ycd0108 , 4:29 AM GMT on August 24, 2012

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Slightly better image of the web. I'm searching and so far the closest image is an inverted example of these webs. Our spiders build a parabolic dome with the apex skyward. The closest thing I could find was a dish or bowl web (apex down).
Just interested if anyone else has noticed this style of web.

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40. ycd0108
2:14 AM GMT on September 14, 2012
Ten days "on the road" and we just got home. Put the frozen fish in the freezer and checked the email.
The flight out was one of the clearest I have been on even though it was delayed due to the fog.
Once I find the patch cord for the iPod I'll upload a picture or two on a new blog.
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39. ycd0108
3:15 PM GMT on September 13, 2012
Last few hours on the Light:
Fog just rolled in, wind is calm.
Will be flying then driving south east for about 5 hours.
Morning' Todd.
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38. toddluck
3:45 PM GMT on September 12, 2012
mornin sir
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37. ycd0108
3:09 PM GMT on September 12, 2012
I was taking pictures of the lighthouse in a pink dawn when an "Humpy" started breaching just off the rocks. Got some really good pictures of my finger and one or two of the whale.
Good morning Ylee: "cloudy; 15 miles; sea rippled."
was the lightkeeper's observation at 0730 this morning.
We are getting "short" with our time left here so though today is better weather we may
Need to fix the telephone antenae rather than go fishing. We have lots of fish in the freezer and since we are flying out weight is a consideration.
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36. Ylee
2:28 AM GMT on September 12, 2012
Sounds like you're having a challenging, and probably fun time out on the water! We'll be here when you get back!
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35. ycd0108
2:39 PM GMT on September 11, 2012
Hey Ylee: Thanks for bringing my blog back from the archives. All I have here is the iPod so typing is. Slow and there lots of corrections.
We were pretty happy with one beautiful Northern Coho Salmon and our limit of 6 Dungeness Crab yesterday.
Weather: extreme downpours and gusty winds one hour and bright sun the next.
I'm just now listening to "lighthouse weather reports" on the VHF radio.
"Cloudy. 10 C. SE 10. 1 ft. Chop."
0730
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34. Ylee
4:45 AM GMT on September 11, 2012
Hope you're having a grand time on the water!
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33. Ylee
9:19 AM GMT on September 06, 2012
I like ferries! Just enjoy the ride, and let someone else do the driving!
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32. ycd0108
2:52 PM GMT on September 05, 2012
Ferry ride was ausome! Probably have sunburnt my face a bit 'cause the " Smoking Area"was at the stern. Well worth the risk to the skin to get the chance to BS with the other passengers.
Got a photo or two but till I can get them out of tjhe iPod even I can't see them well. Later: good morning.
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31. OrangeRoses
3:22 PM GMT on September 03, 2012
Quoting ycd0108:
OrangeRoses:
You are almost as silly as I am.
The poem: Though slightly depressing was still worth a read. WB does not sound like Yeats though now and then he could take the stuffing out of any fantasy.


WB? mist that. WB means welcome back but I think u are teasing me. or was Biggles in a WB Yeats poem or sumthin? ANyway, I maid the No. 9 so small u would need a magnifier and replaced with something that looks quite unusual, almost SINFUL! hahahaha ok C U round the corner (like last nite)
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30. ycd0108
4:46 AM GMT on September 03, 2012
Shore:
Thank you for the hello. I read pretty well everything you and others I find interesting put up but when it gets busy it gets real busy.
Will see if I can get back during the week - BC Ferries has WiFi on board but the iPod is having hiccups.
The Lighthouse has internet but I don't know my password and so on.
That's life in the fast lane
I'm in the slow lane
K
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29. shoreacres
4:25 AM GMT on September 03, 2012
Bon voyage! Just in from dinner and movies, and making a quick run through to see what folks are up to. It sounds like you've got some of the best plans - enjoy your time away.

I just noticed the note about your friend. Hope he fares well, and recovers quickly.
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28. ycd0108
4:17 AM GMT on September 03, 2012
Hey Ylee:
Gonna be all salt water - islands off the coast here:
http://www.fogwhistle.ca/bclights/dryad/
Maybe take a local ferry onward and see what we can see.
Buddy there has the gear and the boat and knows what he is doing. I go along mainly to provide a "carta blanca" for him to work with and eat fresh sea food.
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27. Ylee
3:20 AM GMT on September 03, 2012
ycd, enjoy your trip up north! Is this a coastal area, or on a lake?

Good fishing, and we'll try to keep your blog aflost while you are gone!
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26. ycd0108
3:07 AM GMT on September 03, 2012
OrangeRoses:
You are almost as silly as I am.
The poem: Though slightly depressing was still worth a read. WB does not sound like Yeats though now and then he could take the stuffing out of any fantasy.
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25. OrangeRoses
9:09 PM GMT on September 02, 2012
WB again! C YCD? u gotta fan club!
VTY(very truly yours),
OR
O.R. or?
hmmm i forget sometimes

the Ecstasy u KNOW???

Synonyms
2. delight, bliss, elation. Ecstasy, rapture, transport, exaltation share a sense of being taken or moved out of one's self or one's normal state, and entering a state of intensified or heightened feeling. Ecstasy suggests an intensification of emotion so powerful as to produce a trancelike dissociation from all but the single overpowering feeling: an ecstasy of rage, grief, love. Rapture shares the power of ecstasy but most often refers to an elevated sensation of bliss or delight, either carnal or spiritual: the rapture of first love. Transport, somewhat less extreme than either ecstasy or rapture, implies a strength of feeling that results in expression of some kind: They jumped up and down in a transport of delight. Exaltation refers to a heady sense of personal well-being so powerful that one is lifted above normal emotional levels and above normal people: wild exaltation at having finally broken the record.

gigglewiggle -|||||||||||||||||-
watch the diffraction pattern (u get your money's worth here hahaha)

So! Where the hell was Biggles when you needed him last Saturday?
And where were all the sportsmen who always pulled you though?
They're all resting down in Cornwall --
writing up their memoirs for a paper-back edition
of the Boy Scout Manual.
(from Thick as a Brick)
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24. ycd0108
4:00 PM GMT on September 02, 2012
Good morning Ylee;
I spoke to the English Patient last evening and he seemed to think he can manage the flight home. I suggested he get tested for West Nile once he gets back to the U.K.
OrangeRoses:
#9 will take a while to digest even though over the years I have read and tried to contemplate such things.
Todd:
Mornin'.
SSSam:
I was away from the Web while Issack augered in. I can put photos up on my blog but I don't know how to transport them to someone else's. Nice web on the email, thanks.
Bogon:
I heard somewhere that we are generally within 3' of at least one spider and I believe it.
Our penny is apparently worth more as scrap metal than it is as currency.
Ylee:
There are other ways to the beach but so far no one has had the courage to take the leap.
BriarCraft:
Thank you for the comments on my photos.
We have a slip on the dock in Pirates Cove and a small vehicle to transport people and freight. Getting people and goods ashore or off is too weather dependent though we do it in calm winds.
After tomorrow I'll be away from this terminal for about a week. We are going north to visit folks and hopefully catch some fish.
I should be able to read the blogs on the iPod but commenting from that tiny touch screen is virtually impossible for my shaky fingers.
Should get some interesting pictures though.
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23. OrangeRoses
3:52 PM GMT on September 02, 2012

From morning to night I stayed out of sight
Didn't recognize I'd become
No more than alive I'd barely survive
In a word... overrun

Won't hear a sound (SHe's curled into the corner)
From my mouth (But still the screen is flickering)
I've spent too long (With an endless stream of garbage to)
On the inside out (...curse the place)
My skin is cold (In a sea of random images)
To the human touch (The self-destructing animal)
This bleeding heart's (Waiting for the waves to break)
Not beating much

I murmured a vow of silence and now
I don't even hear when I think aloud
Extinguished by light I turn on the night
Wear its darkness with an empty smile


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22. OrangeRoses
3:50 PM GMT on September 02, 2012

this one took 5 minutes and never showed until the next one displayed
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21. Ylee
6:55 PM GMT on September 01, 2012
Sorry to hear about your friend; perhaps something he ate? Are there a lot of mosquitos up there? There's been a lot of West Nile in the States this year.

I have no clue, either. :(
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20. ycd0108
5:14 AM GMT on September 01, 2012
I can not respond tonight to each comment - just know I have read the comments and intend to respond with some form tomorrow.
G'night
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19. ycd0108
4:58 AM GMT on September 01, 2012
OK. I've had supper and some time to think.
We have a "Man Down" situation: Our visitor came in from 6 weeks in the Yukon with Strep A. SIL is an M.D. and did the tests and we got some antiviral meds but Visitor reacted with nausia so we pulled him off the anti virals and booted him with I.M. "Maxim". He perked right up and we had a good day yesterday. Went to get the whole act off the island today and the "English Patient" was a basket case.
He can not fly back to the U.K. in this condition.
So I'm wondering if anyone out there has any information about what the Yukon Bug might be. A local also came back from there with serious discomfort.
I'm not really expecting too much - just searching and worried about my friend.
Gonna go check Joealaska's blog
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18. BriarCraft
9:06 PM GMT on August 31, 2012
It looks as if that 3rd picture is the setting for a multi-day family gathering. What a beautiful location! I'll bet the view from there was worth the climb. I'm just trying to imagine lugging groceries and luggage for nine up those stairs. Or maybe there was a rope with boom and pulley for hauling things up?
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17. Ylee
7:14 PM GMT on August 31, 2012
Nine people for the better part of a week is what I call an expedition! Glad you had a good time!

The ladder in your third photo looks weathered! Is that the only way to the beach?
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16. ycd0108
7:10 PM GMT on August 31, 2012

Kind'a busy so here is my "today"
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15. ycd0108
5:46 PM GMT on August 31, 2012
"And where have you been, my blue eyed son?"
"I walked and I crawled on six crooked" stairways.
Serious dearth of WiFi at the top of those stairs and the puny solar panels could not keep up with lighting in the evening, pumping the water, charging all the gadgets and playing the music non stop so I shut off the main breaker and it was QUIET.
Except for the two Brit kids and my grandson who could not be satisfied with five adults and a teen aged grand daughter attending to every need.
A good time was had by all and we go this aft to ferry what is left of the expedition back to the big island.
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14. Ylee
5:15 PM GMT on August 31, 2012
ycd, here's a photo of some of the crew on Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise, which was featured on the Monbiot article you referenced on my blog.



That's the Russian oil drilling rig in the background.

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13. Ylee
10:19 PM GMT on August 30, 2012
Looks like I'm not the only one that's been away from his blog!

Hope you are doing OK!
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12. Bogon
2:07 AM GMT on August 30, 2012
Good evening, ycd. I'm afraid I can't help you much with your spider web. Spiders sort of give me the heebie-jeebies. Besides, I have no idea what kind of spiders grow out your way.

I followed shore's link to the Cosmic Web article. In a sidebar there was a headline,

Chipotle Busted For Cheating Customers Out Of Pennies

Does anybody still count pennies? What for? It's not as if you can buy anything with one. When I was a kid you could still get a piece of bubblegum for a penny, but that's ancient history. Now to have a useful quantity of money you would have to lug around thousands of those little copper-plated zinc discs.

Did you know that manufacturing and shipping the United States one cent coin costs more than two cents? Amazing bureaucratic efficiency.
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11. SalishSeaSam
2:52 PM GMT on August 28, 2012
Big stuff happening down south
http://www.nola.com/
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10. toddluck
2:56 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
mornin mornin
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9. OrangeRoses
2:48 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Hello YCD,

Let me spell it out. The blog is deliberately confusing near the bottom using the Beatles No. 9 song which I found the lyrics to. They were nonsense but then I realized the words can imprint you. The Zen Koan as far as I know is designed to reach englightenment, while also deprogramming a person from current conventional reality. I can't sit still for very long so I would never try to meditate in the zen way. To compare both of these apparently non-related schemes may produce the results of the Koan and also erasing the "I think therefore I am" Reality Construct. A few yrs ago I altered Descarte's Theorem or philosophy with "I think While I am" . Think about this. Do I exist in multiverses? Of course, and so do you!
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8. Ylee
8:23 AM GMT on August 26, 2012
I, like you, had dreams of being an astrophysicist. Alas, that dever materialized. I didn't have any psychedelics, but I had alcohol, and that was close enough! :)
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7. ycd0108
4:54 AM GMT on August 26, 2012
Evening Shoreacres:
Thank you. The "Black Hole" made me think: spiders are well versed in astrophysics?
Possibly.
The first time I noticed this web was in the Cariboo somewhat north of here. The one in the latest uploaded photo is on an island off the coast of the big island.
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6. ycd0108
4:22 AM GMT on August 26, 2012
OrangeRoses: You do not irritate me but you puzzle me and interest me. I do try to look at what you have on your blog and obviously I do not understand (sometimes do not even see) everything crafted there. I do appreciate the crafting though.
At some time a while ago I figured I could understand most things I saw but I have aged.
You have many years to get to this point in life - that's a good thing - do not hurry to get here.
At 18 I was off to college/university in the "Big Smoke" and imagining I would study Astrophysics.
It did not happen that way: I blew away first year playing poker with my scholarship funding and went back home to the tiny town with my tail between my legs.
Folks there did not drub me for being such a screw up so I took a year or two out.
Accepted a second time I happened to arrive at about the same time as the psychedelics arrived on this coast. That was certainly my real "education".
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5. shoreacres
9:16 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
That's a beautiful feather. I found a tail feather from a boat-tailed grackle when I went to the grocery a couple of days ago. I picked it up and brought it home, too. Some guy who was sitting outside with his smart phone gave me a bit of a look, but there you are. He may not have noticed a bird in years, let alone a feather.

Your web may have been made by what's called a mesh-web spider. It's related to the "cobwebs" we get in the house. It's really interesting. I happen to have "met" someone online who really knows his spiders. I'll see if I can get in touch with him and have him take a look.

In the meantime, I found this, which is pretty interesting on its own. It's got some great photos of really spooky webs, too.
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4. OrangeRoses
8:26 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
This is still there.

Quoting OrangeRoses:
Yes you missed something. On my blog, near the end. 'round the bend where the screaming of the butterfly is surprisingly quiet. shhh

The barbed needle was a non sequitur | a parallelogram (or was it a pair o'telegrams) of the what was supposed to be a surprise had you surmised on my blog. Never mind then.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)


I may try to behave a little more if I am irritating U
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3. ycd0108
10:47 PM GMT on August 24, 2012
Afternoon Ylee: That is good advice. Working on 20 year old plumbing can bring surprises: the place was plumbed with Polybutylene flexible pipe and that stuff was banned a few years after the build was done. We have a number of buildings out there where the plumbing was done with the banned pipe and no call backs but the difficulty is adapting to the grey pipe because no suppliers carry the fittings for it. I happen to have quite a selection of unused plumbing fittings so I should be able to cut out the grey and go to the newer PEX pipe.
I looked around on the Web for a web like it and did not find a match but I noticed such a web about 40 years ago. I figure the psychedelics available then got into the spider's food chain some how and it decided to try something different.
I believe this feather came from a "Barred" owl.
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2. Ylee
3:10 PM GMT on August 24, 2012
The only advice I can give you is to make sure there's another person next to where the water can be shut off quickly! I speak of this from experience! :)

I can't recall a spider web like that, but that doesn't mean I haven't seen one! :)

Must've been a fairly large owl to lose a feather like that; any idea of what kind of owl that is?

Good luck!
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1. ycd0108
2:42 PM GMT on August 24, 2012
Found this feather and stuck it in the flower for contrast.
I'm supposed to install a shower wall in a home made corner shower today. Did I mention I hate plumbing?
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