20170725: Time to move! Storms! Lightening!

The world is flooding and yes my front door is no better!

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Yes I am looking out of my room door. In a small courtyard, 4 walls do make a pool.

The drain system is very poor and whoops, the rain got very heavy.

At the door step! (the white object is a splash guard so I can have the door open)

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The path to the banos & sink.

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As the storm started up again in the night. The courtyard does drain and in an hour or so the water had receded.

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Both this unit was very close to having a swimming pool inside.

So yes, I have been looking around for a new place fro a few weeks and this just made QUITE OBVIOUS, I need to get out quick.

Some more Lightening shots all from my doorway!

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So yes, if you want you can hit the donation button up at the top to help me with moving costs to save my equipment, plus help me keep my own butt dry!

Creative Shooting!

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20170602 Just reliving a nice memory 160.5mph! Dreamed of doing it and Then DID!

 

As a little boy, I saw Formula 1 racing as the BEST! It was about driving skill and world wide too.

It was not that NASCAR pushing and shoving while driving in circles…

Well, I always wanted to at least just once drive racing fast in an open wheel race car. 2015, Oct. I got that chance. I bought myself 2 drives of 8 minute each.

When the driver’s was held, the instructor said that the cars would only do 150mph in a single or double drive. You would have to buy a 3rd drive to go faster as the governor would set. He hear my groan and and I said I had the dream of doing at least 150mph. He quickly added that if you drove really good you could get to 153mph, but you had to be right on the sweet spot the whole time.

Well, the first 8 minutes I let myself feel into the car, what and where that sweet spot was at.

The 2nd 8 minutes I let it all hang out, it was the ‘QUALIFYING RUN!”

So you might imagine my surprise when I pick up my computer printed certificate and it said I did 160.50mph….

Yeah, I could have had fun being a real race car driver….

Enjoy this video of those 2 runs & the certificate shown at the end!

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20170417: ANTIWAR Poster, 45 years of antiwar… still no logic in war!

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Knowledge poem 3 pages

1976, wrote the poem, it was about the idea of the PUBLIC MASSES wanting “BREAD & CIRCUSES” to be entertained. They did not want to think about the world as a whole…

Top of page, yeah, I have been put in prison for talking of TRUTH,  I carry a broken shoulder for speaking out against USA corruption.

The Middle East, a constant war for 35 years…. Olie North & Pres. Reagan & Bush Sr. creating the Al Qaeda, just to keep USA Public wanting war…. 1999, I read of the Haliburton/Bush/1% Elite Rich creating the “Never Ending War with a Terrorist attack of  a huge size so the USA citizens would RUN TO WAR”  2 years before the 2001 9/11 attack…

The final comments unfortunately are not so well understood, FUKUSHIMA is killing all life…. there is only about 10 years left. 1975, I did a report on the nuclear industry, I came to the understanding that a major environmental disaster WOULD HAPPEN, too much corruption, too much USA government getting monies for underhanded deals & looking the other way at the nuclear pollution….

Yet the planet in a 100 MILLION YEARS or more, will be ready for new forms to come into existence… I personal hope that the humans will not return in as stupid a arrogant manner. If at all.

AND KEEP IN MIND, 1983 I tried to get the human race to see a different view, BY CREATING the International Space Station….

https://vanderhoofphotography.com/2015/08/13/how-i-created-the-iss-the-international-space-station-is-my-baby/

 

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20170330: Joshua Tree funnies

So many times over the years, I have listened to people who do not open their eyes and walk in nature… “Oh nature never does 90 degree angles in anything.”   2 examples of 90 degrees in nature, naturally happening in ONE photograph….

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Of course soft curves are fun too,

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I know the other day I did the “Wild & Crazy” light painting, here is one of my more subtle light painting moments.

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All in Joshua Tree National Park.

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20170323: Just a bright moment!

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Joshua Tree National Park in Southern Calif.

All the rains should make a nice wild flower season.

Shot this in 2015, just a little early for full bloom of the ocotillo. But could not resit the sun burst effect!

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20170101: Roommates no more…

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I was aware of one of these guys running around in my peasant room, a little surprised when I caught the 2nd one.

Mouse sticky traps, so there is no way to get them off safely, notice that the business end is sharp and stuck down…

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Woke up one night and thought I felt something under my foot. Pretty certain it was not one of these guys, but I did see it and knew the colder weather would drive them inside.

cut & paste from internet: “”About 250,000 people in Mexico are stung by scorpions each year—more people than in any other country. Several dozen people die each year. Indeed, for the past 20 years, scorpion stings have been the leading reason in Mexico for  deaths due to adverse reactions and poisoning caused by venomous plants and animals. There are more than 200 different species of scorpions in Mexico, of which only 8, all belonging to the genus Centruroides are a significant public health risk.””

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Well, it is hard to tell, but the scorpions are common here, so like camping in the desert, I knock out my boots & shoes before putting them on.

The 3 stripe scorpion in the right side of the top row looks closest and very common in this area. Also not considered deadly, just painful! NICE to know!

Happy new year folks!

20161125: To those who die, so Mega rich exist, Black Friday Insanity…

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My best shooting star of 2015, I got about 20-30 for the year.

May only the greedy die on Black Friday!

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