Bristlecone Pine Roots

Hundreds of years possibly thousands of years of High Altitude and Harsh Conditions create some fascinating roots on the Bristlecone Pine, I took this shot a few weeks ago and thought it look pretty wild, you can see the Pine Cones laying there that give the trees their beginnings.

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Erskine Creek Fire

2 AM Saturday and the fire has burnt over 30,000 acres, over 800 fire fighters are working the fire, and there has been a  loss of over 100 buildings.

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Shooting Black and White just for the Hell of it.

As of 2:00 This afternoon, The Erskine Fire has consumed 150 homes and 46 square miles of property, it is one of the worst fires I have ever seen in this area, I believe the McNalley Fire was worse, one way or another this is very sad and burning up the area that I have spent years photographing, and Geneva and I had planted trees in that area some 30+ years ago, when possible I will drive up there to see what has happened.

Erskine Creek Fire – Lake Isabella

As of this afternoon 19,000 acres and STILL BURNING, close to 100 buildings have burned down. This is really bad fire threatening 1500 homes/buildings, I still have friends who live in the area and I pray their lives and property survive,  Many of my photos were taken in that area and those locations are threatened this very moment, it really saddens me to see this beautiful area destroyed by fire, I lived in Kernville  during the Stormy Complex Fire, 1990 which was a loss of  24,000 acres and we had Fire Fighters sleeping on our front lawn,it was quite nerve racking having your valuables loaded up in your car waiting to be told to leave. Here is a couple of my photos of things that are right in the path of this terrible fire…

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(Friday 6-24. 1:42PM) I just read that there is up to 600 Fire Fighters working this Fire right now and they are waiting for more to come in, there has been two known fatalities so far….

The E.U. was always P.U.

From day one I thought the EU was stupid and it was trying for the World Order Gamut, it seemed their first few years of existence they did nothing but sued American Companies and that was their main income, and Rolls Royce sold to Volkswagen, how degrading was that….The Brits are strong, they will survive just fine but the EU will probably crumble since they will have one less strong country to milk, I wish the Brits all the luck in the world… A One World Order is a dumb idea, thank goodness some see it.

Trick or Treat

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Trick or Treating – The term started in 1927, this photo was taken of Me and my Neighbors in Santa Ana  Calif. in the early  1950’s, I’m the idiot on the left with the glasses and mustache—- These were happier times for children, when the neighborhood was safe and children could wander the streets having fun and playing.. why did we ever change, who did this to us ?  Our children have been cheated of their innocence in these times. This photo (photo below) was taken about 1952 or 53, Laurel Street, Santa Ana California. By playing around with Google Street and Zillow I have figured out our address was 13902 Laurel Street, we moved there in 1949 and moved out in 1954, I enjoy sparking my memories on things like that. I found this shot of The Laurel Street Kids, this was just our street so you can see when we were all out playing Hide N’ Seek we had a good time.

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It would be funny if one of these kids was doing a Google Search and came across this picture, I’m sure it would blow their mind after all these years. The only names I remember from back then were Susie Beck, Carol Beck and Chuck Pullen, anyways it’s been close to 63 years since this was taken. I’m really really bored and that is why I posted this.

Cultures Retarding Mankind

There are Cultures that Retard the Advancement of Mankind, Society must advance those Cultures not let them retard Society into the Dark Ages, those Cultures that are backwards and barbaric must not be allowed to populate and have the reverse effect by dragging mankind down….. with that said I will not say anymore, if you have a half of a brain you can figure the rest out. Save yourself and your Culture even if it means …. Whatever, like I said figure it out.