Wednesday, March 29, 2006

wisteria vined oldhome


wisteria vined oldhome, originally uploaded by freestone.

wisteria vined oldhome
Wisteria wisteria! grows to the tops of trees and takes over. smells good too.

an old southern house in tallahassee, florida, usa. The wisteria grows around the corner and along the iron fence.

Here in the Old Quarter, of tallahassee, when one walks about, there are many old gothic-looking southern mansions hereabouts.

never know where that sidewalk, to your left, will take you!

A nice late afternoon, the shadows cast longer, but the temp is about 75 degrees, cool for this time of year. be 80 in a few days.

Uploaded by freestone on 28 Mar '06, 10.16am EST.

Monday, March 27, 2006

a study in rot and life!


a study in rot and life!, originally uploaded by freestone.

a study in rot and life!
yes here is rot, life, flowers.
---on the "hidden path".
www.flickr.com/photos/freestone/112452348/
[those trees are on the immediate right]

those trees are surely holding up this rotten shed!
note the twisting vines, the wisteria vines, to the left.
Wisteria flowers too. There are at least three vines growing here, wisteria, virgina creeper, "Boston" ivy!
This is what happens in the subtropics, with any untended anything! 60+ inches of rain per year and the first 90 degree day is usually in early April, with nearly 100 days a year of them!
There is the Monsoon too! last year July had 14 inches of rain. The dewpoint temperatures never fall below 70, from may to early October!

Uploaded by freestone on 27 Mar '06, 9.49am EST.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

----from the elderscrolls forum, a lament about the dumbing down of computer games and the way that they are becoming console games.


[quote]
The software companies want to make money, while this is not any
kind of problem and quite natural, I am not for making a game dumb
just for dumb people...Games should be more demanding and force
lazy people to play and gain enjoyment from puzzles, levelling, etc.

Anyway, I still am going to play ES: IV, but am now aware of the flaws.
[/quote]

---my reply

agreed.

yes I have watched the sheleves at Electronics boutique and gamestop
do something that looks a bit like those interstate highway"cuts"
through the mountainsides of Pennsylannia, where you can see the geological layers of rock: I have watched the pc games shrink down in their shelf space allotments and the console games grow larger, they do not accept *any* used pc game now so there is little chance of finding a golden classic there.

there is always the internet with spiderware software and "demise", i guess.



the ole story of the lowest common demoniator: look at the Arcades!
--back when they began, there was some very very creative programming done there. then i watched the games slowly become the fighting games and pure violence-as-end.



[i knew of a guy who was stationed on a large 1968 airbase and there were many movies there to be watched over weekends. he had a SUREFIRE way of assuging what moves that he would like, he would wait till most of the barracks mates would have seen the movie and come back to rant about it, if they all loved it, he would not go and if they HATED the movie, he knew that he had a sure fire winner, a movie that he would love: he never ever was wrong!!]

games today, via consoles, access a much much larger group, thus the common demoniator rules.

some 1975-ish hippie, at a ralley to celebrate the apparent death of the hiaght-asebury neighboorhood, gave a speech, a funeral dirge, on "hippie-ness". he said that we all hippies moved one mile so that everyone else could get moved one inch!
----thus these creative masters of gaming programming made it possible for the masses to enjoy Games!



I will say this again.

-------thus these creative masters of gaming programming made it possible for the masses to enjoy Games!

Thus, as the masses go for the Common denominator, you "gaming masters", in game-appreciations, should then look elsewheres for the true gems that are still being programmed, out of sight of the Herd-programmers, probably!

---on the internet.
---small developers.
---old games that are classics.

this holds for BOTH computers and consoles.

freestone

Monday, March 20, 2006

----rumblings and ramblings on the 2011/12 aztec/mayan/toltec "end times"!
[two posts in sequence]



that 2011/12 "thing" bothers me!

I am afraid that there has been so much 'talk" about this date that the original Statement of the Prophecy might have been mis-construed!!

I am not clear on what that First Statement was.....

I, myself, thought that the Statement was....

either: "the Time ends on 2012" or, "one age transfers over to another then". or..."the new age begins on 2012"

semantics is ALL!

as in: would you blow up that new house that you just now moved into?
or...
would you tear down the ole wreck of a shack just *before* you move in?!!

Semantics.



If, say, dec 12 2012 *is* the Date, then the new age begins then. Fine.
but that might mean that the "tearing down of the shack" occurs

BEFORE

then, before dec 12 2012!

!!

dec 12 2012 is "when the sun comes out from the storm clouds", and thus the Storm will occur a number of years before 2012!!

"!!" indeed, I should have put, above, 56 "!"s there!

thus "semantics" will be all important, here, for if my suspician is right, the *end*
of the Upheavals will be dec 12 2012, not the beginning of the upheavals of the earth's crust!

we all will not have long till we find out!

----------------




----------------




yes I have some problems with Reckonings of time and the acurracy of prophet's interpetation

somewheres there is a Nostradamus quartrain that says something like this....

[quote]
The last of one of the name of the prophet
will take Monday as his day and rest:
Traveling far in his frenzy
delivering a great people from subjection.
[/quote]

[there might be several quartrains with this "Monday" in them.
I think that there is one that says..."he takes Monday as his Holy day"]

I found a nostradamus book that had the original french.

the word for monday was....
"MAUNDY". [sp]

...seems that nearly every single nostradamus book uses this french original wording as a basis for the "Monday" translation.




basic french dictionary.
Maunday = thursday!!



good grief charlie brown, you mean that every single translator hast based their attempts upon a previous translator and the error just keeps on-a-going!
[most of the far east uses thusday as their holy day, ]


My father, in the 70s had a vast hobby of Indian legends of the upstate new york fingerlakes region. he traveled probably in a 200 mile radius, talking to old Indian people.
my father was a great talker too, a great story-teller and he could talk for hours and hours. thus when he interviewed the old indian, he would also tell this old man his own stories that he got from other indians, months ago, from far away.
my freind warned me that my father was "polluting" the indians "Real"
stories as my father would alter a bit the tale and then tell it to an old indian and then this old indian would tell *his* friends his tale and then the tale would travel for miles and miles and thus my father would run into this tale, 60 miles away but he would not recognize this tale as his own and thus he would pick it up as an original old-tale and then tell others about it and they they in turn would pass it onwards so that Dudley would pick it up a third time and alter it slightly and then pass it onwards yet again!!

yes, the Elders of the mayan have the true dates of the 2011/12
we
*THINK*
but do we Know?! how would we know that the dates themselves, that these elders have preserved, were gotten from another source and then altered since the First Revealings by spirit?!

I note how the new agers have copied from each other, all over the web sites and thus one quotes from another and how can one find Bottom?!

example: "diary products cause mucus". passed on and on and accepted as gospal truth by many newagers.

or
"contrails"!
[i never ever understood how somone could get terribly sick in 5 minutes just as a contrail occurred: how can something at 18,000 feet get to you in five minutes?!]
do not try to tell the contrail people otherwise or you could get severly flamed for your efforts!
each person supports the other, in the contrail dept.

then too, Spirit could "wiggle" the date forwards and backwards by a few years, since the first revealings back from thousands of years ago.

one percent of, say, 4000 years is 40 years!!
even the time from the 1490 AD Change is about 500 years, a one per cent change is 5 years.

thus the 2011/12 *exact* date could be off by years!

there is only 5 to 6 years, now, till then!

I again post my original query, as I am not sure of what the Real intent is, of the "2011/12 thing".

is the "2011/12" the beginning of the end, or the end of the endtimes?!

[the entrance into the Storm, or the stormclouds moving off and the sun comes out onto a fesh new world?!]

that Difference is *NOT* "academic", sports fans, as if the former, this means that the heavy duty earthchanges must have occurred *BEFORE*
the "rollover of 2011/12!! not after.

or...
does the earthchanges occur after 2011/12?

does one move into the house before the housecleaning, or afterwards?!
"common sense" tells me that the sun will dawn onto a new age, the sky will clear and the grass is wet with the freshing rain, the storm is over.

I suppose Spirit has been delaying and delaying all of this "cleasning"
till the last minute, does this mean that all of this will occur at once?!
20 years of condensed earthchanges done in three years?!

*wince*!


or...
[more radical yet: NOTHING happens!]
no earthchanges at all except the usual small stuff and local wars.
oh HOW disappointed all of the new agers would be then?!

I, myself, tend to favor the idea that the events could occur before, not after.

yes, the spanarids did invade the mayan/aztec empire after the last
prophetic score line of timechange, but they invaded so easy partly because the aztecs were so weakened by a huge drought beforehand.


I guess the best cousel would be to listen to your OWN inner voice, and to the voices of your angels, guides, and Jesus, on this matter: i am just
jousting with the windmill of the obvious, a gadfly to hopefully have someone here
Question the Questioners, to question whther the new agers have made a "loop" like of my father, above, making a loop where each one re-inforces the story of another so that the whole wheel has each "spoke' reinforced by the spoke next to it and with *IN* this wheel there is not room enough to insert a business card, the interlocking validation system is so so tight!
----rumblings and ramblings on the 2011/12 aztec/mayan/toltec "end times"!
[two posts in sequence]



that 2011/12 "thing" bothers me!

I am afraid that there has been so much 'talk" about this date that the original Statement of the Prophecy might have been mis-construed!!

I am not clear on what that First Statement was.....

I, myself, thought that the Statement was....

either: "the Time ends on 2012" or, "one age transfers over to another then". or..."the new age begins on 2012"

semantics is ALL!

as in: would you blow up that new house that you just now moved into?
or...
would you tear down the ole wreck of a shack just *before* you move in?!!

Semantics.



If, say, dec 12 2012 *is* the Date, then the new age begins then. Fine.
but that might mean that the "tearing down of the shack" occurs

BEFORE

then, before dec 12 2012!

!!

dec 12 2012 is "when the sun comes out from the storm clouds", and thus the Storm will occur a number of years before 2012!!

"!!" indeed, I should have put, above, 56 "!"s there!

thus "semantics" will be all important, here, for if my suspician is right, the *end*
of the Upheavals will be dec 12 2012, not the beginning of the upheavals of the earth's crust!

we all will not have long till we find out!

----------------




----------------




yes I have some problems with Reckonings of time and the acurracy of prophet's interpetation

somewheres there is a Nostradamus quartrain that says something like this....

[quote]
The last of one of the name of the prophet
will take Monday as his day and rest:
Traveling far in his frenzy
delivering a great people from subjection.
[/quote]

[there might be several quartrains with this "Monday" in them.
I think that there is one that says..."he takes Monday as his Holy day"]

I found a nostradamus book that had the original french.

the word for monday was....
"MAUNDY". [sp]

...seems that nearly every single nostradamus book uses this french original wording as a basis for the "Monday" translation.




basic french dictionary.
Maunday = thursday!!



good grief charlie brown, you mean that every single translator hast based their attempts upon a previous translator and the error just keeps on-a-going!
[most of the far east uses thusday as their holy day, ]


My father, in the 70s had a vast hobby of Indian legends of the upstate new york fingerlakes region. he traveled probably in a 200 mile radius, talking to old Indian people.
my father was a great talker too, a great story-teller and he could talk for hours and hours. thus when he interviewed the old indian, he would also tell this old man his own stories that he got from other indians, months ago, from far away.
my freind warned me that my father was "polluting" the indians "Real"
stories as my father would alter a bit the tale and then tell it to an old indian and then this old indian would tell *his* friends his tale and then the tale would travel for miles and miles and thus my father would run into this tale, 60 miles away but he would not recognize this tale as his own and thus he would pick it up as an original old-tale and then tell others about it and they they in turn would pass it onwards so that Dudley would pick it up a third time and alter it slightly and then pass it onwards yet again!!

yes, the Elders of the mayan have the true dates of the 2011/12
we
*THINK*
but do we Know?! how would we know that the dates themselves, that these elders have preserved, were gotten from another source and then altered since the First Revealings by spirit?!

I note how the new agers have copied from each other, all over the web sites and thus one quotes from another and how can one find Bottom?!

example: "diary products cause mucus". passed on and on and accepted as gospal truth by many newagers.

or
"contrails"!
[i never ever understood how somone could get terribly sick in 5 minutes just as a contrail occurred: how can something at 18,000 feet get to you in five minutes?!]
do not try to tell the contrail people otherwise or you could get severly flamed for your efforts!
each person supports the other, in the contrail dept.

then too, Spirit could "wiggle" the date forwards and backwards by a few years, since the first revealings back from thousands of years ago.

one percent of, say, 4000 years is 40 years!!
even the time from the 1490 AD Change is about 500 years, a one per cent change is 5 years.

thus the 2011/12 *exact* date could be off by years!

there is only 5 to 6 years, now, till then!

I again post my original query, as I am not sure of what the Real intent is, of the "2011/12 thing".

is the "2011/12" the beginning of the end, or the end of the endtimes?!

[the entrance into the Storm, or the stormclouds moving off and the sun comes out onto a fesh new world?!]

that Difference is *NOT* "academic", sports fans, as if the former, this means that the heavy duty earthchanges must have occurred *BEFORE*
the "rollover of 2011/12!! not after.

or...
does the earthchanges occur after 2011/12?

does one move into the house before the housecleaning, or afterwards?!
"common sense" tells me that the sun will dawn onto a new age, the sky will clear and the grass is wet with the freshing rain, the storm is over.

I suppose Spirit has been delaying and delaying all of this "cleasning"
till the last minute, does this mean that all of this will occur at once?!
20 years of condensed earthchanges done in three years?!

*wince*!


or...
[more radical yet: NOTHING happens!]
no earthchanges at all except the usual small stuff and local wars.
oh HOW disappointed all of the new agers would be then?!

I, myself, tend to favor the idea that the events could occur before, not after.

yes, the spanarids did invade the mayan/aztec empire after the last
prophetic score line of timechange, but they invaded so easy partly because the aztecs were so weakened by a huge drought beforehand.


I guess the best cousel would be to listen to your OWN inner voice, and to the voices of your angels, guides, and Jesus, on this matter: i am just
jousting with the windmill of the obvious, a gadfly to hopefully have someone here
Question the Questioners, to question whther the new agers have made a "loop" like of my father, above, making a loop where each one re-inforces the story of another so that the whole wheel has each "spoke' reinforced by the spoke next to it and with *IN* this wheel there is not room enough to insert a business card, the interlocking validation system is so so tight!

Saturday, March 18, 2006

here's lookin' at ya!


here's lookin' at ya!, originally uploaded by freestone.

here's lookin' at ya!
tallahassee, florida, usa

well I walked into that "gate" down that path from
www.flickr.com/photos/freestone/112452348/
and there are so many strange things along that path, one of them is *THIS* above!

a group of "tree eyes"!

strange things indeed along a path. Also along this path is a house built in the late 1920s, a "meditarrianian" style house, a house of very wonderful beauty and interesting achitexture, but not in a very good place to take a picture of!

probably along this Path, is the "high and the low", the "Angelic and the Demonic": probably feet apart from each other, at that!

like this tallahassee city!!

Uploaded by freestone on 18 Mar '06, 10.23am EST.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Romanian winter


Romanian winter, originally uploaded by vetlife2005.

from flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vetlife2005/112572947

Romanian winter

Uploaded by vetlife2005 on 14 Mar '06, 4.17pm EST.




reminds me a bit of my own childhood winters in upstate new york. Tis now march 17th, snowing there now, no doubt.

In that part of the world, i read that they build houses to last for over 400 years!

the Path: again


the Path: again, originally uploaded by freestone.

the Path: again
I took another photo of the path. The azalias are now out at their best, here, on this path.

tallahassee, florida usa.

I actually walked down this 300 foot path, at the time of taking the photo.
Beyond these azalias lies a tropical lush green alleyway that has a feel of "decadence and rot", where thee humidity is always near 90% and the plants have run wild, bamboo three inches in diameter and a shed so rotten that if the termites were to let go holding their hands, the shed would fall down immediately!
i saw several backs yards where the trash cans were covered with mold, and the walls too were moldy. Plants grew on plants, fences covered with vines that grew on top of vines that grew on top of more vines.

--just the Place for the "southern Gothic Novel", or maybe "white man's
decadence in the tropics", or maybe
"heaven or hell in Zambweinee"!

Uploaded by freestone on 14 Mar '06, 10.31am EST.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Middle of march clouds


Middle of march clouds, originally uploaded by freestone.

Middle of march clouds
middle of march, the temperature must have been 85 degrees today, here in tallahassee, florida, usa.
85 degrees. Not a record by any means. I think the record is near 90.

Note the Japanese maple.

Tis awesome to look upwards and to see the cirrus clouds make patterns across the sky. makes me feel small and humble. There was little wind here, but these clouds were racing across the sky, the Jet Stream.

Uploaded by freestone on 13 Mar '06, 9.10am EST.

hotel mural: right side


hotel mural: right side, originally uploaded by freestone.

hotel mural: right side
hand painted mural on the wall of the Doubletree hotel, Tallahassee, florida, usa.

[the left side is here.
www.flickr.com/photos/freestone/111937277/ ]

The painter placed, I think, some local people into this mural, local "famous" cooks and muscians. Then he painted historical figures. in this side you can see the Mona Lisa lady. at the back, near the end of the street, you
can see the Beetles crossing the steet, just like on that album! then near them you can see the man with girl:
Kennedy with his daughter.

Uploaded by freestone on 13 Mar '06, 9.10am EST.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

tallahassee spring street scene


tallahassee spring street scene, originally uploaded by freestone.

tallahassee spring street scene
A nice march 8th spring scene, in Tallahassee, florida, usa. Just a street, one amoungst many, here in Tallahassee. Most of the downtown "old neighborhoods" are like this; a near-tropical scene appears at every turn.

Must be 75 degrees now, at about 4 PM. The temperature has been over 80 degrees already about three or four times in the last couple of weeks.

One of the sloguns that the city chamber of commerce uses here is, "Tallahassee: where spring begins"! The March of spring, up the continent, from about 28 North, to about southern canada, begins here about the end of feburary. In my hometown of Interlaken, new york, I would not see scenes like this until the middle of May, if then!

On the other hand, this scene, here, is like this in the middle of January!!

Uploaded by freestone on 9 Mar '06, 9.20am EST.

Chuch of God


Chuch of God, originally uploaded by freestone.

Chuch of God
This is the "Church of God", tallahassee, florida, usa, i live about four blocks away. they call this area the "Bible belt" for a reason, lets see, now....how many chuches are within about ten blocks of where I live, about three blocks from downtown....
Two right here, this church and the Catholic Church.
Eight downtown.
Several "storefront" churches.
Even the senior Independant living center, where I live, has services nearly every day, of some sort.

Interesting shadow patterns on the wall, taken about 4 PM.

Uploaded by freestone on 9 Mar '06, 9.07am EST.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

living moss fence


living moss fence, originally uploaded by freestone.

living moss fence
Tallahassee, Florida, usa.

Spanish moss hanging on, and growing on, a security fence!
This airplant is actually growing very happily just hanging on this fence!

This airplant blew off of the liveoak trees, above, onto the fence, then continues to live and grow there.
Note how the shadows of the afternoon sun play across the sidewalk and the moss.

Uploaded by freestone on 26 Jul '05, 8.28am EST.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

hanging by a thread!


hanging by a thread!, originally uploaded by freestone.

hanging by a thread!
a tallahassee, florida, pine tree with a broken branch hanging on by a thread.
But another pine tree on the FSU campus had a branch just like this that hung on for over FIVE YEARS!

Uploaded by freestone on 4 Mar '06, 10.55am EST.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

the hidden Path.


the hidden Path., originally uploaded by freestone.

the hidden Path.
a path to the unknown.

Tallahassee, florida, usa.

a private drive maybe, a street that never got "formally recognized"?

actually this is an alley that is about 150 feet long, the other end of this alley-street is here.
www.flickr.com/photos/freestone/92730632/

Uploaded by freestone on 4 Mar '06, 10.55am EST.