Monthly Archives: November 2009

On the road in New Zealand: Water the color of Aquamarine

I’ve tried hard to put a name on the color of the glacier water in the lakes and rivers. It’s extraordinary. Turquoise, bird’s nest blue, opal….perhaps aquamarine matches the remarkable fantasy, paintbox color that I’ve had the pleasure to see … Continue reading

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New Zealand's "Bird Messenger" Rocket Launch Yesterday Reminds me of Redwood City's [1970s] Rocket Co.

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Walter Ruhlman: Dec issue of Mgversion2–Poetry, Short Stories, Art

The December issue is on line here http://issuu.com/mgversion2/docs/mgv2_66 Best Walter Ruhlmann http://mgversion2.free.fr mgversion2@free.fr

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Angelo Mithos explains what "side trestles" are

Story by John Vonderlin & Angelo Mithos Email John: benloudman@sbcglobal.net Hi June, Angelo sent me these pictures, clarifying what a sidehill trestle looks like. Before the Montara Flood question was resolved, this is what I had assumed must have been … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: The Rainmaker

Story by John Vonderlin Email John: benloudman@sbcglobal.net Hi June, In  investigating the Montara photo my analysis was thrown off by the size of the Montara Watershed. How could a flood so severe, as to wash a trestle from underneath the … Continue reading

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Kelly Street Gallery: Gala Holiday Sale

Gala Holiday Sale and First Anniversary Celebration! With December comes colder weather and festive holiday celebrations. This month also marks Kelly Street Gallery’s first anniversary and, to celebrate, you’re all invited to our holiday-themed sale! The sale takes place on … Continue reading

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On the Road in New Zealand

That’s jewelry designer Paula Martin’s steering wheel and we’ve been continuing our adventure. I stayed overnight at Falling Leaves B&B at romantic Lake Wanaka  (where the owner, Jo’s, water comes from her own well and tastes delicious. I can’t say … Continue reading

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On the Road in NZ

I was having a bit of a hard time, being so far from home, without Burt, my longtime companion who passed away earlier this year. We did everything together and were rarely apart. You know, it’s not easy suddenly being … Continue reading

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Leaving Queenstown….for a "fete"…..Cool, Bananas….

But I broke my Canon camera.  Just tumbled out of my hands, hit the ground and cracked, in a quaint old gold mining village called Arrowtown.  (Still have my Flip & camera phone…) It’s lovely today but we may hit … Continue reading

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We asked the Ocean Shore RR experts: What does this photo taken at Montara mean?

John Vonderlin: Hi June. Here’s the answers for your photo. The experts have done it again. That was fun. Enjoy. John ————- Hi John [Schmale], June sent me the photo of Montara Creek and the strange rail-like device suspended over … Continue reading

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