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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Reflections in Beauty...




I admit it...


...these reflections aren't exactly what James is looking for in Weekend Reflections...

But a little light reflecting off the mountains...


...and light reflecting off the water count don't they???



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Gotta go back to Glendale and get that gnarly painting started on the house...
See you later!!!



Friday, August 8, 2014

Another Eastern Sierra Sunset...





The other day...when I was leaving KMart in Bishop...
I was entranced by the cloud formations...
(actually...I had to take a pic of the face...can you see it???)

There's been a fire burning on the other side of our mountain range
since I've been back up in Mammoth...
so the haze is from the smoke...
(it's also been cloudy which kept the smoke at bay...and today...clear as a Sierra bell!!!)

Just another sunset in the Eastern Sierras...
 


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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dare I say it???




...I've been driving for _2 years...
(Now...did you really think I'd fess up to how long I've been driving???)


And I have NEVER seen...


...a US Mail transport truck!!!


(Until just the other day!!!)


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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Move over Kenny Wayne Shepherd...




....Quinn Sullivan is here!!!


You might remember our yearly event...
Buesapalooza!!!

A fabulous blues and brews festival that Mammoth Brewing Company 
hosts on the first weekend of August.

Now, TheChief had to work the festival on Saturday, and while I probably would have
enjoyed the day, I opted to stay home...I'm not much for brew tasting...
(wine tasting is a totally different matter entirely...)

But we did get tickets for the best day of the festival...Hangover Sunday!
The biggest name of the festival is usually the last to perform on the Sunday of the event...
this year it was Buddy Guy...


BEST CONCERT EVAH!!!!

Now you might think that a gentleman of 78 is not going to be on top of his game for a concert...
Well let me tell you...he had us movin' and groovin' throughout his entire set...
he was funny...he was hip...(he was profanely funny ;) )  
He was AWE-SOME!!!

Now...back to my opening...
When Quinn Sullivan was about 7 years old, he met Buddy Guy and told him he played the guitar...
Buddy Guy humored him and encouraged him, but wasn't expecting to be bowled over...
Well...Quinn started playing for him and Buddy was hooked!!!

Apparently Buddy Guy has a history of mentoring young blues musician aspirants...
Well...let me tell you...
Quinn Sullivan has taken his mentoring to heart!!!

Check out his playing ability at 8, click here!
(It's a long clip, but if you like great Blues guitar...it's well worth it!!!)

So...on Sunday, he was Buddy Guy's opening act...played for about an hour...
and absolutely wowed the crowd!!!
Standing ovations for this kid!!!

Oh...and did I mention he's only 15???

A more recent clip here...
Again...if you love blues guitar....amazing!!!!

At the end of Buddy's set, he brought out Quinn and Ana Popovic (another of his proteges)
and they all played Jimi Hendrix...

Yeah, baby!!!

The place was rockin'!!!

Ana Popovic has already made a name for herself...
But...I'm telling you now...Quinn Sullivan is a Blues Great in the making!!!



And now for an update on the lives of TheChief and Chieftess..

Our house sold...one week to the day after we listed it, we were signing escrow papers!!!
I'm in the process of refinishing floors, painting, etc down in the southland...
and TheChief has set up house in Crowley Lake, just south of Mammoth until 
he retires at the end of the year...

Lot's of back and forth for the next six months...
Kelly is a bit confused but adjusting...
the kitties love being able to go outside again...
Life is good, albeit a bit hectic these days!!!
 


(Sorry for the poor quality pics...I didn't take my camera this year...
and I borrowed TheChief's iPhone which apparently
doesn't take the best pics!!!)


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Friday, June 27, 2014

Another Eastern Sierra Sunset!!!






"There's never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same."


Click on Carlos Santana for a trip down memory lane to Woodstock...
I don't know about you...but I think the 60's and 70's music is still the best...EVAH!!!

 
This is the same sunset as the one I posted Wednesday...just about 5-10 minutes later!!!



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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Our Little Corner of the World...




...is changing...


"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies."
Author Unknown


Life is changing for TheChief and Chieftess!!!

TheChief is in the process of retiring...and my poor ol' bod
hasn't been fairing very well with the altitude.

Well...to make a long story short...
I brought the kitties and Kelly down to Glendale in mid June
and have been shuttling back and forth from Mammoth to Glendale
packing this and that, and getting the Glendale house back in shape...
TheChief is retiring at the end of the year.
We put the house up for sale in June and a week to the day later,
we were signing papers accepting an offer...

Who knew it would only take a week to sell???
And, that we'd have just six weeks to get re-situated???

Soooo...
Mammoth Lakes Daily Photo will be going through some changes too...

I'm taking time off to get the house back in shape...
and figure out what my next step will be in the blogosphere!!!

I'll pop in to visit now and then over the next few months...
and possibly post every now and then as I'll be up and back regularly until TheChief is done...
so stay tuned...
and I'll keep you posted!!!


(I'll be back tomorrow with another great Eastern Sierra sunset)



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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

As the Blue Bird Sings...





"Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her,
still she sings away all the same, 
knowing she has wings."
Victor Hugo



I'm pretty sure this isn't a Bluebird...even though it's a blue bird...
Any birders out there know what kind this one is?  
She's perched on a tufa tower at Mono Lake...



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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Our Little Corner of the World...






"Give me the splendid sun
at sunset."
Walt whitman






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Monday, June 23, 2014

Puff, the Magic Dragon...





and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called
Honnah Lee..."
Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton



Soooo...any ideas what he was used for???




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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Castles in the Air???






"You make kingdoms and castles on your own."
Stephan Jenkins



Somehow...I don't think Stephan was being quite literal when he said this...
however...
no one told Daryl Sattui that...



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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Open! Open! OPEN!!!






"Every normal man must be tempted, at times,
to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag,
and begin slitting throats."
H.L. Mencken


Or...you could take the convertible out for a ride to Napa and stop
at the Cutthroat Bar (formerly known as the Cutthroat Saloon)
in a charming little town (and I do mean little!)
called Markleeville!!!




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Friday, June 20, 2014

Two Degrees of Separation...





"It's a profound thought...
How everyone is a new door opening into other worlds
Six degrees of separation between us and everyone else on this planet.
But, to find the right six people..."
Unknown


It's funny though...
here in Mammoth there's only 2 degrees of separation...
everybody up here knows someone you know...
the guy that built our railing on our deck is from our home town and married to 
a woman related to and working for the owners of the pet store...
our favorite wine bar owner was a fraternity brother of TheChief...
our realtor is best friends with the realtor TheChief used to buy and sell six houses...
and on, and on, and on!!!




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