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« on: February 15, 2003, 08:28:43 am »


I shot this picture looking south from our yard just at sundown in July of 93 - the year of the Great Flood.  This thunderhead dumped over 5" of rain in about 45 minutes on Linn, MO about 20 miles south of us.


Here is an elm tree in our front yard I caught with the early morning frost.
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2003, 10:11:07 am »


Thought I'd add this pic, its my neighbors house.
You can't see in this pic but its log with 7 courses of squared logs and a 9 foot ceiling.  A good solid house! ;D

They have cedar shingles and timber framed porch as well, very nice how it blends into the landscape.

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2003, 11:44:33 am »
Here is a picture I took on Untersberg near Salzburg Austria. Not really a sky picture, but you can see da sky.  :-/

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Re: Sky scenes  
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2003, 12:05:28 pm »
This one is pretty close to a "Sky" picture.




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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2003, 12:31:26 pm »
Mark,

Is FI-FI part of the Confederate Airforce in Arkansas?

5 or 6 years I heard a strange noise and looked up,  a B-29 was flying over.  I told my son to take a good look and listen to that because he would probably never see or hear it again.  That night on the news they reported a B-29 coming into the Springfield, Mo. airport-----part of the Confederate Airforce.

We have Stealth bombers and B52's fly over in training all the time,  but that B-29 gave us a special thrill.

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2003, 02:46:57 pm »
How's that big thing fly without it's props turnin'? ;D
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2003, 02:49:49 pm »
Hi Noble,

Yes I am sure it is the same plane. I think they changed the name to the Commemorative Air Force though. There is a website at http://www.cafb29b24.org/ that tells about this plane and Dimond Lil - the B24. They were in town this summer for about a week and I went down and took pictures when they took off. For about $300 you could fly in the 24 and I gave it some serious consideration. My dad flew B-17's and if I ever get the chance to fly in one of those I will. Here's another shot of FiFi. When I get a little time I'll upload some more to my Pbase page.

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2003, 02:51:47 pm »
I told them to stop the props when they got overhead so my pictures wouldn't be blurry.  :D


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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2003, 05:12:15 pm »
Most nearly everyone knows that the Enola Gay was
the name of the B-29 that carried the atomic bomb
on that fateful day over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. She was named by the pilot, Lt. Col. Paul W. Tibbets in honor of his mother, Enola Gay Haggard.  

However, most don't know the name of the B-29 that
carried the atomic bomb over Nagasaki.  That B-29 was named Bock's Car after it's usual commander,
Frederick Bock. But Bock's Car was piloted by
Major Charles W. Sweeney.  

Contrary to some myths. Now retired General Paul W. Tibbets did not commit suicide and piloted FI-FI in 1990.
In fact today, Feb. 23,  is Gen. Tibbets' birthday as he was born in Quincy, Illinois in 1915.

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http://www.tangischools.org/schools/phs/think/man/tibpic.htm

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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2003, 06:07:07 pm »
You can see Bockscar at the Wright-Paterson Airforce Museum in Dayton Ohio. It's a really neat place.

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/index.htm

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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2003, 10:16:12 pm »
If y'all want to read a good book that will describe what it was like being in a B17 and a B24, I suggest:

The Mighty Eighth by Gerald Astor.  It's paperback.

It's about the 8th Airforce in Britain. It will give you a dang good idea what those boys went through in those planes.
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2003, 05:58:41 am »
Arkansawyer sent me this picture of Arkansas Sunshine.


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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2003, 02:20:06 pm »
That boy has got to be quite a hand with his camera. And he talks all the time about doin all this sawin. Truth be known, he probably has Rodney doin the sawin while he is out taking pictures.
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2003, 09:01:14 pm »
Keep 'em pictures cummin, those are some purty pictures.  If it ever warms up around here maybe I'll get out to take some of my own to post  ::)   I THINK there's some logs lying out there under the snow....

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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2003, 10:48:45 pm »

Here is a view from when I went mountin climbing. My butt was draggin that day  ;)







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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2003, 02:00:31 am »
I’ve lived 99.9% of my life at 500-700 foot elevation.  On one of our trips out west, we stopped at one of the parks near Flagstaff.  It was only 100 yards up this moderately steep path to see a volcano crater.  The air was crisp and I felt good – even invigorated.  Got about 100 feet and I thought my lungs were going to come out of my chest!  I had to stop a couple of times going up to “blow awhile”.  
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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2003, 06:29:39 am »
I've spent my life at or under 50 feet above sea level.  You should have seen me at Pike's Peak. :D
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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2003, 09:06:05 am »
10 years ago while visiting my son in Cal. We went on a camping trip to Yemenite and to see the Redwoods.  My son and I took one day to hike to the top of Half Dome (~ 18 mi.) .
The last 900 ft. is up smooth granite at about a 60 degree angle. 900 ft. doesn't sound like much but it took over 3 hr. Luckily they have drilled holes and planted pipe with cable for a hand rail and you can almost walk up it. :P
There are 2 cables with posts about 8 ft apart and every other one had a 2x4 crossways between  the pipes.. With the thin air we had to stop at everyone and catch our breath before going on. The lack of oxygen makes you real weak.
Had a little excitement on the way down. It got dark!  ::) ::)
Luckily we ran into a couple Rangers with a flashlight who were looking for someone else and we followed them down. The morel is that if the sign says it’s a full day hike don't wait until 8:00 AM to start. 8) 8)
If you ever get a chance do it, it is cool to lay on the edge of the cliff and look straight
down almost 1 1/2 mi. you couldn't make out the cars on the road only the buses. 8) 8)
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« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2003, 09:56:45 am »
Tom your comment about Pike's Peak reminds me of  trip we took out west when our kids were small. Way back in the last century. We set up our campers at the bottom of Pike's Peak and everyone who wanted to go up hopped in to my 1970 Plymouth Station wagon (with a big V8) and headed up the mountain. Everything went OK till about 11000 ft. when the car wouldn't go anymore. ::) ::) It would start but when you pushed on the gas black smoke came out the tail pipe but lt didn't make enough power to move. :P :P
Well my wife and sister in-law looked out the window and down down down not straight down but it went as far as you could see And started crying

After about 10 min. the Park Rangers came along with there 454 cu. in. rig and offered us a tow to the next turn around. :-* They had a cable no more than 6 ft. long and the overhang behind the rear axle was longer than that. Every time we went around one of the hairpin turns,  the overhang would swing out over where they normally put the guard rails, on normal roads and pull us right to the edge. :-X :-X Wife and sister in-law were very vocal about that at first :'( :'(. Then they got on the floor and covered their eyes.
When we got to the first turn out they unhooked us and told us we could go back down or advance the ignition about 30 degrees and go on up 8) 8). After some discussion I loosened the distributor and turned it about 1/6 turn and we went right up. ;D ;D
That was a fun trip, visited relatives in Mo. And Co. and had a great time except for falling in the Glory Hole but we won't talk about that :-X :-X.
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« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2003, 01:25:27 pm »
Well I might have been egg-zadg-u-ratin a little when I said mountain climbing  :-[

It was more like a nice stroll along this path. Course it did happen in a mountain, and we were going up  :-/