Monday, November 13, 2017

a monday matinee

26 comments:

John Wells said...

Had a couple of really foggy mornings this weekend. As it was beginning to break up around 9:30 AM on Saturday, I noticed there was just enough of "a window" directly above TFL to keep the drone in sight so I decided to see what the view was like on the other side of the pea soup before it all burned off. I was surprised how low the ceiling turned out to be (about 350') and the view was incredible. 45 minutes later the fog was entirely gone. Mavic is usually spot on with his landings but was a little off when he autonomously returned to home this trip. He missed the landing pad by 2 feet (I gave him a pass this time). News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
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Sam Finn said...

I agree with Ben ... pretty awesome.

John Wells said...

Kinda makes me wish I lived on a mountain so that would be my view every foggy morning.

Sam Finn said...

Would be a nice way to wake up.

Margery Bills said...

John, that is magnificent. What a great idea. Even Ben liked to see that silly big bird whirring around. But it missed the landing pad. :-) And who cares. That is not relavent. I hope this goes on utube. That could be used in advertising for Terlingua. That is why I love to fly. When it looks dismal outside, I can go above the clouds and see the sun and beautiful blue sky. It is so peaceful and the clouds look like soft pillows. Then I realize how petty men's problems are and know I have gotten above the pettiness of life struggles. I loved seeing the mountain tops in your video and the bright day. What a wonderful video. TY. That was a great job. :-)

Undersaint said...

That's pretty cool. Got my Dad one since he's getting older and still has about 100 head of cattle a few miles down the road. Now he can check on them without leaving the house. He thinks he's some kinda cool now lol.

Margery Bills said...

Remember the AF commentary about how I have soared above the clouds and touched the hand of God and done a thousand things you have only dreamed of.

Margery Bills said...

That is really smart and considerate Undersaint. :-) (Some kinda cool. Ha ha. I have to remember that.)

Unknown said...

4:01 rabbit (bottom right)

J said...

Very nice!

rj said...

Kind of gives a feeling of the oceans that were once there over 300 million years ago. Still sea fossills everywhere. Of course the volcanic mountain ranges came later, 38 million years ago. And it was still grass lines before man started grazing cattle more recently.

https://www.nps.gov/bibe/learn/nature/historyofwater.htm

Steve said...

Very nice. Choice of music was perfect.

Chipper said...

....too cool! Someone needs to nominate your work for an short film making award. Seriously.

John Wells said...

thnks Chipper...if I keep doing videos long enough, perhaps I will score an award someday.

Larry G said...

It was GOOD !!! ...........

remmij said...

you have some keen-eyed watchers…
I missed the bunny, Ben & mummy between frames…
and the above the fog glimpse – you certainly can see a
considerable distance from up there.
missed views

Margery Bills said...

I watched it again and it is just so peaceful and calming with the lovely piano music which I like. When your character pops his head out of the top of the fog/clouds, it reminded me of being born and seeing the happy, bright world for the first time with the muted sun and the lovely mountain tops and pretty blue sky. Just so nice. (You certainly have carved out a nice little world for yourself out there with your hard hands-on labor and thriftiness. :-)

Margery Bills said...

Today, all I did was run errands in New Braunfels and tomorrow I go back. Got my dogs in there for shots tonight with the mobile vet. She said I had nice cats. She came out of San Antonio and some of the vets are so nice and also very good.

Margery Bills said...

New Braunfels is known as a small German town about 30 miles north of San Antonio. It was settled by a grant to Prince Somme's in the mid 1800's. The people are close knit and suffered a lot in the beginning with the terrain and Native American attacks. but they survived and prospered and now it is the fastest growing area in the U.S. The fiction book Hill Country portrays the area and is very good. At the Senior Center they used to speak German to get rid of outsiders. So I answered in fluent German and they said enough and walked out. I told someone I am half Scandinavian and they told me not to tell the Germans. ??

Margery Bills said...

I got my newsletter today from the Lodge. They said to get our land surveyed and they could recommend someone. I have tried (not too hard) for over 2 years to get one lot surveyed but no luck yet so I almost gave up. Guess I am too old :-). People ask to buy it but do not begin to offer enough. Not yet. I feel good out there with the weather. It is so quiet and peaceful too. (Here is something. I bet you never heard of Viking Disease. I met a man here with it and he told me about it).

rj said...

Margery, is your land on Terlingua Ranch?

John Wells said...

Margery...I looked up your properties on the Brewster County Appraisal site and found them on the Poatri maps. You really don't need a survey in order to sell them. Based on their locations, you can't expect to get more than $300 per acre for them.

Gene Adcock said...

Very, very good, Mr John. Did not watch until the next morning after you posted. Best time of meditation I have experienced. This should rival "Drinking from the Water Bucket".
Thank You so very much for this experience.

Margery Bills said...

Yes, that is right for them, John. I am not selling. People want to buy for less and rip people off there at Terlingua Ranch property. Yes, I know a survey is not needed to sell but I would not want to put something out there without a survey because I hear there are prolems that way.

Margery Bills said...

So, to continue the story, some of the people who settled New Braunfels around 1850 (and even endured an Indian massacre) had such a difficult time that they decided to leave for greener pastures. I think around 1900 they traveled in a caravan across the rugged hills of Devils Backbone. It took months (about 3 hours now) and many people died from hunger and sickness. They arrived in what is today the prosperous German town of Fredericksburg. But these people enlisted the help of the Comanche Indians (like my ancestors the Mayflower people did). All worked out well. Fredericksburg is a pricey, artistic, touristy, zoned, historic German town now. (Willy Nelson has a ranch somewhere in that area).

leilani said...

Stunning video. I continue to be amazed by the quality of imaging from the Mavic. I bet it looked other wordly from up at Chisos Lodge.

Carolyn Ohm posted a picture she took on the road down the hill from her place toward 9 pt mesa with the fog bank covering you guys at lower elevations the other day.(Sat?)

Blogger won't let me insert a pic with HTML code onto a comment here, but here's the url of her photo:

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vfFriM9ocyU/WgdreR1U06I/AAAAAAAAatM/WznSmaZNidM5yTKKmx7-wE5a8-jAFwLtgCLcBGAs/s1600/2017%2B11-11%2BCMO%2B%25288%2529.JPG


@ Margery: Willie's ranch is near Bee Creek Rd off 71 between Spicewood (just southeast of Marble Falls) & Lakeway.It is on the Pedernales but where it meets the Colorado. Lots of other Hollywood celebs have ranches around Fred, though. Are you on Canyon Lake?