Saturday, May 31, 2014

Almost June

Typical melange of links, gathered from across the World Wide Wasteland. . .

Recently went on an adventure to Indian Arm, created a post about it

Fairy door they are real !  Be Free

Trip along the Mexico/USA border

 Here is the beginnings of a huge online art resource,  The Meteropolitan Museum of Art

The Haitian Spirit, by artist, Magda Magloire

A giant dinosaur in Argentina

 This Landscape in Argentina Proves That Volcanoes Aren’t Always The Enemy

The Faglianos: three generations of one family lovingly working together to make the best polo boots in Argentina.


Weird Japanese Commercial  YouTube

The growth of IKEA timeline

Dutch Delight  YouTube
 Swedish Street Musician  YouTube

Acorn   Vimeo
Mother Day the real beginnings
 "Unsung Hero" (Official HD) : TVC Thai Life Insurance 2014   YouTube

Uncovering Clues in Frida Kahlo's Private Wardrobe
When Argentinian women wore hair combs four feet wide

Pablo's villa   Vimeo

Women See Their Vagina For First Time!  YouTube

Embroidered cat shirts
 Dance on the circle  YouTube
 The Ingenuity of Ancient Architecture

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)