Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Out early, like five thirty, and rolled down the hill...for errand: oil and lube and check engine warning light, except light went out Yesterday on roll over to the Village for Mail..this after being on for like a thousand miles!...hmmph......so just oil and lube and safety check and passed on new brake fluid...was going to roll right back up, but at Catheys Valley took the Old Road which is a round about to Mariposa...and a corridor of Flowers this Time of...Season...Flower Road!...title for post for sometime...long day and sleepy...rolled out Ben Hur Road too...rk Bobcat thereabout, several days old.. picked up and set among the roadside
Grasses and Flowers... and so a bit sad...anyway, Morning Doves all along the Road calling, and tourist pic I described in previous post...sunny breezy blueblue..a fine day...pohono...oh...I got a second ignition key for Silver made...at Point Lobos, I was changing camera sd card, and key fell into the Grasses, unbeknownst to me, at Whalers' Cove, and when I got to Silver parked by the Souvenier Stand, no key!...already much tired from walkabout that Day, but paddled in a hurry back over Whalers Knoll, and much happy to find Key...this all jurst before Park Closing...which closes too early!...but promised self to get backup Key!...and I thought I captured Cabin Mousy this morning...rustling in Paper Bag that I closed up quick and put in small Cooler...opened in El Cap Meadow, but nope...and the incessant nibbling continues...
Monday, April 22, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Goldfinches a new bird, for me...sighted at the Piedras Blancas Sea Elephant Beach....somehow I missed this Beach during the December rollabout, and made the effort to visit with my remaining Vacation Days...Sea Elephant pics and clips, and more Critter pics and clips of the venture, for tomorrowmorrows!...kinda cloudy cool hereabout in the Valley, windy blueblue while on return...pohono...
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
CHAPTER FIVE: PLATO'S MOST
""^^HE Nolan type amphora, here illustrated, 13.188 in the Mu-
seum of Fine Arts, Boston, is an example of a vase design cor-
related by a root-three rectangle. It is remarkable that this
shape is not more often met with in Greek design, for we
know that it was regarded as a beautiful shape. It is mentioned
by Plato, who makes the Pythagorean Timaeus explain: " 'Each straight lined
figure consists of triangles, but all t'tiangles can be dissected into rectangular
ones, which are either isosceles or scalene. Among the latter the most beautiful
is that out of the doubling of which an equilateral arises, or in which the square
of the greater perpendicular is three times that of the smaller, or in which the
smaller perpendicular is half the hypotenuse (in length). But two or four
right-angled isosceles triangles, properly put together, form the square; two
or six of the most beautiful* scalene right-angled triangles form the equi-
lateral triangle; and out of these two figures arise the solids which correspond
with the four elements of the real world, the tetrahedron, octahedron, icosahe-
dron and the cube.' " (Quoted by Allman, "History of Gr^ek Geometry from
Thales to Euclid," p. 38.) Classic art was practically over by Plato's time.
Usually, ...usually, I just snag a low res image from google images...but paid $12.50 for amphora image from colorbox, a stock photo company based in Denmark...see link just below amphora image...next link is wiki on amphora...curious is how old this vase form is, and how common and useful...and quote from 1920 book, which I recall trying to read once, and I often try to understand dynamic symmetry, and was taken with Hawk's pose..Greek vases all have names, and a very detailed study by many...link to 'Nolan'...Boston Museum link...I was much taken when Mandlebrot's Fractal Geometry book came out, an expensive purchase, and another similar book I can't recall, even more, like eighty dollars--I had never spent so much for a book!...this was 'New Age' era, and while looking for archaelogy of ancient Egypt books, found myself bringing home Sacred Geometry, and Power of Limits...there are many, and now much on the web....what always comes to mind when I ponder Symmetries is the Cone Shell...maybe I can find that...it was a photo of a fellow sitting at a computer holding a Cone Shell (I volunteered as a docent, and worked with Seashells for a while at Bower's Museum---many Cone Shells!), and on the computer screen was a fractal program generating a design just like the one on the Cone Shell...brb...
and...and, I am much taken with wow, world of warcraft, for it's symmetry, and as the artwork, computer assisted, often has about it dynamic symmetry, and the playing itself, there's a lot of repetition, reiteration, 'grindng', resembles the essential of fractals, the reiterated algorithms.... well, I just sorta am at a loss....but did search: world of warcraft dynamic symmetry, which didn't bring up much...a lost guild, and in passing other sites, found this blogger's post, which looks to illustrate Plato's words above!
but let me pin down what a fractal algorithm is, as unclear myownself!...brb...
Fractal algorithms are algorithms used in creating computer-generated images. Using either an iterative or recursive process, simple geometric shapes are divided and replaced by smaller versions of themselves.
Seven of Nine used fractal algorithms in conjunction with Borg sensors to locate "funnels" which the USS Voyager could use to escape the Void. (VOY: "The Void") When Dr. Lewis Zimmerman used a fractal algorithm to realign The Doctor's holographic matrix after it started to degrade while on Jupiter Station, it was mentioned that they are "notoriously unstable in the hands of a novice". (VOY: "Life Line")
well, a fine snag from a gamer site!
and now will go pursue my novicenessness in all this, and iterate a bit playing wow....:)....inc!!!
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Adult Peregrine on Cottonwood at Sacre4mento Wildlife Refuge (overheared on first visit that this is often Peregrine's Perch--overhearing very much a part of Critter Locating!)...Juvenile Peregrine on Ocean Rock Perch past Cow Bluffs aways, last clip and pic that Day before turning inland at Bodega...and not id until I got back to Valley and studied books and google images!...very lucky pic and clip!
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The rollabout was a bit problematic insomuch as Silver's Trouble Light was on...came on during the previous roll to Town...checked Oil and Water, and okay, so so, down the Hill to Williams, Klamath Falls, and Arcata, where I stayed overnights..and it rained and cleared and was foggy and rained and cleared and overcast, and from Arcata I thought to roll to Ft. Bragg and stay at least one Night, and thereabout, I waited to make a left turn to get gas, and waited and waited, and thought, well, I will see the Coast as far as Bodega Bay, very much wanted to make the Big Loop!, and be back in the Valley by midnight, and have some timt to take Silver to the Garage, and so continued...rest stop at Ft. Ross...walked out to the Bluff with pastrami sandwich and potato chips and sat awhile....looked with the binocs for Sea Otters, but just some Scuba Divers, who seemed to be having an awkward time of it!...Windmill pic from thereabout on return to Silver...Coast was clear but cloudycloudy, and Fog was on the Horizon, so thoughts of stopping for the Night, which were many!, kept fluttering away, and at Bodega, whre the Coast Road actually sorta ends, as it turns Inland, and the scenic Bluffs and Rocky Surf lost to view, I made the turn to Petaluma....now, I had a map with, Western States, and sorted out to take 12 to 116, and in Petaluma, everywhere actaully it seemed!, there was Roadwork, and Detour Signs, and knashing of teeth until I found myself on 12 with a straight route to Stockton, and it was night now, and more Roadwork, the concrete barriers in the middle, the road bumpity bump, oncoming lights blinding, cars behind anxious, and I was going 50, which is about the harmonic spot for Silver's DW!...and I'd look at the Trouble Light with lowered eyelids...hmmph...but Silver did fine, and I just hung on with hands at Ten and Two!...reached 5, crossed over to 99, and thereabout ramp announcing the Valley, and once past Groveland up the hill, a sigh of relief!...and back by 12:30...pohono...I still have another week, and thought is to roll out again...Vacatiom is the only time I have to venture far afield, on ventures that take days...anyway...Kingbird pic at Westport Graveyard...was hopeful thereabout to sight Ospreys...did sight at Ten Mile River...pic for sometime...and just a few more pics and clips for sometime from the rollabout...I checked all the spots, well, not all, but spots where I've taken pics...places become memories that I want to revisit...this happens on the Valley walkabouts too...when I sit at lunch at the Cottonwoods, thereabout is filled with the memories of Critter sightings...oh...the Silk Moth!!...on 101, at the end of the Avenue of the Redwoods, stop thereabout to ponder how to find Brown Creepers climbing Redwoods!, I was thinking to take 101 back, and not make the Coast, as the turn to 1, Seasick Road, is thereabout,. and I needed a reststop, and I couldn't recall there being much at that offramp, and noted I woould need to go further regardless and find gas statiom, but I sighted a a little Market, and thereabout sighted Moth, and afterwards while getting coffee in the Market, sighted the Park Orinthologist just back from backpack of the Lost Coast!...so, so, Seasick Road it was, having got a kinda second wind...pivotal moments are continual considerations on the walks and rolls, and while I get about like an expeirenced gymnast doing somersaults now, I can easily recall just how difficult it all is...anyway...hereabout it is still cloudycloudy...played wow all Night, after a week away from the Realms!, so today just a walk back from the Village, and a coffee sit awhile at the Cottonwoods..Mallard Pair on the Cottonwood Snag, and Phoebe...pics and clip...Merced is a little higher...report of Bobcat crossing the Road at the A Rooms with 'just Squirrels Tail' hanging from mouth....last evening I went over the Stables at Last Light to check on report of Owl...Pygmy Owl call heard...and on Shuttle, report of Ringtail Family at the A Rooms living in the Rocky Slope at the Loop...at Last Light these Evenings, Mallards fly high over head going East, and I imagine up Tenaya Canyon or towards Lake Merced, and somewheres far beyond!