Thursday, February 16, 2012

checking the canyon...












Sort of a day off.   Went down south to visit with CB, GR and the JP.  Chance of rain tonight and tomorrow night so I picked up a few things.   Home in plenty of time for a long hike through the dry canyon.  Found a couple of things blooming down there.  Got a light misting this evening - just in time for a rainbow...perhaps more on the way tonight and tomorrow night to help the blooms.

Special thanks to my new friend Mel for posting this link to the Texas Country Reporter piece today.  It brought in a bunch of new folks who are checking out the blog.
http://www.coolestone.com/media/3400/Life-Off-The-Grid/?fb_comment_id=fbc_10150541986145778_20595140_10150543116600778#f1d491266bf6af5   54,70,47, .10",B     Note: morning after update - had high winds and rain from 11PM to midnight - total accumulation was a tenth of an inch.

13 comments:

Ron/Debbie said...

Great Interview. You have quite the skill for writing poetry. Enjoyed it.

Rita B. said...

your roof arc is perfect...mother nature says so.

Rita B. said...

Dang John....made the comment about the rainbow before watching the link (and it's true)...Howevah.you is a magnificient poet. (REALLY)

islandsisle said...

your interview was such a treat to see. I am absolutely envious of the life you have made for yourself there...very smart.I'm looking forward to following the blog and see what you are up to..just wanted to say how inspired I found your life and that the poem was so so great! Perfect!

zwango said...

Loved the interview!
Buy yourself an impact driver!

Dani said...

Nice to put a voice to the face which is so familiar :)

And I loved the poem. Thanks for sharing a bit (more) of yourself.

Jussi Valanki said...

I enjoyed the interview very much! Outside my window the Southern Finland is covered with 2,5 ft of snow so the Finnish Field Lab would look a bit different!

Cat said...

Being a tarheel resident, I can still hear alittle twang in your voice from the Old North State. Loved the interview and the poem.

odnap said...

We are a group of seventy-something geezers and veterans that live all over north Texas and come to Big Bend every February to visit Luna's Jackal, pay homage to Gilberto Luna, a predecessor of yours whose life, works and abode we are certain you are familiar with; and to ride our street-legal quiet dirt-bikes exploring the beautiful trails, hills, rocks, scenery and skies of Big Bend. We fantasize about living the life that you seem to be living. We normally stay in Terlingua, eat all the oatmeal we can hold at the Study Butte gas station and café, and ride out of there in every direction. After many, many years of doing this, we would love to drop by and meet and talk with you, seeking counsel and advice on location possibilities in the Big Bend area. If that is possible, let us know. If not, thank you for your website and blog, and we will continue our pattern and hope to bump into you out there sometime. bill p

John Wells said...

odnap....send me an email.

remmij said...

... you never know what you are going to find here - or out there. Fascinating story regarding the Luna Jacal - that would change the dynamic @ TFL - seven kids + Comanches... but he didn't have the internet.
Didn't look like you'd aged much in the 3 years since the video was shot - you feel tres years older? you still have another 50 or so to go to match Gilberto.
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Carlos said...

1/10th on inch, must have got 300 gallons or more water harvested with that much roof.