Thursday, September 4, 2014

September MMXIV

So it appears that Kate Bush is attempting to make a comeback
The Kate Bush Story Running up That Hill BBC Documentary 2014 ( copies are being taken down rapidly, so I am sure that I will be editing these links for some time :(    )
 One  --- Two  ---  Three  ---  Four

Some of her past tunes:
 Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill   ---  Babooshka  ---
     Wuthering Heights  ---  The Man with the Child in His Eyes

Sad to lose Robin Williams;   The Emmys 2014: Robin Williams Tribute (Highlight)

Litter  ( interesting concept )

Where I listen to my husband's record collection, one record at a time, and tell you what I think .
    ( A librarian going through her husbands records alphabetically. )

Vaccines a history of

 Gettin' Lucky with a Bassoon and Theremin
and the original version:  Daft Punk - Get Lucky

Gimmicks for the ladies

All you ever wanted to know about Shellac ( Wiki ), but were afraid to ask:
Shellac Origins and Manufacture  ( YouTube )  created by Shellacfinishes(dot)com
some reading material; 
 The story of shellac. (1928)
 Shellac. (1923)   ( discussion about the adulterants used, manufacturing, and testing of shellac )

Panoramio slideshow

Patricia's art

Flickr slideshow of some of my photos

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Monkey me

Monkey me

Some of the things that keep me out of trouble

I am involved in numerous environmental groups throughout the Tri-Cities area, I manage the Hoy Scott Watershed Societies,(HSWS) salmon hatchery, and keep the volunteers up to date with a Blog
I am also involved with the Maple Creek Streamkeepers,(MCS).

I have an interest in the history of British Columbia, especially the preservation of the Riverview Hospital site.
Which includes the rebuilding of Finnies Garden with a dedicated group of volunteers.
I love the history and ecology of Minnekhada Park, and have done extensive research on its previous owners.
The elusive, though extensive history of the Pitt River which includes Pitt Lake and the Upper Pitt River is slowly being gathered together, for a future book. Much of this area now includes the Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park, which another group that I am involved in the Burke Mountain Naturalists,( BMN ) worked hard to create for future generations to enjoy.
I like to hike around the area taking pictures, here is a small portion of them in Panoramio and also Flickr

Patricia Gaspar, is a dear, artist friend who has a Blog with a small portion of her work.
. Some of the history of the Coquitlam area, I share in my Coquitlamites Blog.

And I really like the music of Eva Marie Cassidy

Still laughing

Still laughing

Crystal Falls

South Slope / Sterling Loop trails


View South Slope-Sterling Loop trails in a larger map

Knots and Splices

Create some Knots and then, make your own Laneyards

Some free books from Internet Archive

Knots, ties and splices; a handbook for seafarers, travellers, and all who use cordage; with historical, heraldic, and practical notes (1884)

The use of ropes and tackle (1922)

A huge guide for sailors of old. The kedge-anchor, or, Young sailors' assistant :

appertaining to the practical evolutions of modern seamanship, rigging, knotting, splicing, blocks, purchases, running-rigging, and other miscellaneous matters, applicable to ships-of-war and others ; illustrated with seventy engravings ; also tables of rigging, spars, sails, blocks, canvas ... &c relative to every class of vessels (1883)

Macrame design, with instructions .. (1912)

Rope and twine information (1917)

American wire rope catalogue and hand book (c1913)

Full instructions in the art of crepe paper rope basket weaving (1922)

Modern flax, hemp and jute spinning and twisting ; a practical handbook for the use of flax, hemp, and jute spinners, thread, twine, and rope makers (1907)