Monday, January 2, 2012

New Years Day Drive

  Another video with my new camera, cruisin up the valley to the Galena lodge.
 I have never seen so many people along the road, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing  in the fresh snow.

 A Link to the video
                                     
  I guess that a 95$ a day lift ticket for the ski mountain is a bit too much for a lot of peoples pocketbook these days.
  Vehicles hauling snowmobiles have been passing by for weeks, just to see them returning an hour or so later because of the sparse snow cover.  So now they're happy.
 So enjoy this little clip, music by the way is from a group from Italy, the "Stone Pillow", and a couple tunes from the album "Country Girls"     Bella, Bella,  Piasanos

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lookin out my back door.

 Lunar eclipse? Heck Yah !
   I got up and went outside, it was 4 degrees and breezy, the eclipse had started at 6:30,
and wasn't especially interesting. After going back inside to make coffe, I decided to photograph it anyway.  Right from my living room, out a window. Even from inside, my hands started complaining and I evidently didn't get the focus right. Doh !
But the colors did show brighter, and it was worth it.

  All the times I have photographed the moon, I can't say that I've gotten a good shot yet.

                  I must say, I have the most
                                  interesting back yard.  :C)

  Also, through reading up on this coming eclipse, I found an interesting bit of software
that you might appreciate. It;s called Stellarium, a whole sky interactive viewer.  Put in your own co ordinates to personalize it and enjoy.
Even the satalites, (with names and information), go shooting through the sky.
 Oh yah, and it's free.
  Stellarium.org   should take you there.
  Ciao for now...........

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Momentary Lapse

 Just a try here to embed a video I made tonight, my first time lapse with Movie maker and a tethered camera.   

First timelapse from Chuck De Luck on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rollin On The Umpquah

  Yep, that's right, the Umpquah. In Oregon. 
  click on the picture to sh
 I took a road trip to see a high school buddy before the weather turned. 
Beautiful drive, nice weather. The Umpquah River flows through the area and we followed it to the coast.
 Quite the fertile area as flowers were still blooming and lawns were still being mowed, and in Idaho there's not any leaves left on the trees.
The Umpquah was alive with salmon headed inland, a half dozen could be seen anytime.
As contrast, here's a video from today. I'm learning the video aspects of my new camera, and realize it takes some specialized gear.   (which I don't have yet)
So bear through the shakes, it will get better.
video 

Dang small size, but I just read Google's license agreement, and that just fuels me to get my own site, and leave this place.
 See ya later.

Friday, October 7, 2011

End of Summer

Just a quick update. 
Tater Tot sent me a link of the latest video she was in. 
 Dancing at the Hillsong College and enjoying life.




She still looks good in a pink tutu and slippers.

 I just posted on my nature log about a crew of sheep shearers I met  in the Sawtooth Valley. Clicking the sheep will take you there.
             

Monday, April 11, 2011

Two Timing

Well, I've been two timing, with another blog.
 I added a blog for my Master Naturalist class, a journal type of log/blog
 It's got a link on this page, on the right, at the top.

Otherwise it's  Chuckslog

 And no, no Spring in sight yet. Daily snow showers, 2 feet of snow on the ground still.

                                                                     

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Later Tater Tot

Well little Tater Tot is off on another adventure.
  She's off to another continent for a while.
   Good Luck and God speed.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Winter Solstice Burn.

In the heat of the night, in the middle of the snow, The Willow Woman burned and put on quite a show.
 The regional Idaho burners from the Titicaca camp paid homage to the arts with a local burn with local supplies. (mainly willows)
     

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dancing Dirty Feet

 The Dance Troupe "Dirty Feet'  performed tonight at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey Idaho.
 All I did to these photos was resize them so as to get them up an out to share.
 It was a great show, we all had fun. And you can guess who's daughter was dancing in the troupe.  :C)


  If you see a picture you want, just holler.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Woke up this morning to the sound of ........

                                                       Snowplows

      Yup, Idaho rain, about 3 inches.
                            After one of the best Indian Summers  one could wish for, the weather has
                           turned, and the six months of Winter have started. The temps are forcasted in the teens for  
                           the next weeks lows.
                           Halloween has always sucked here for trick or treat, as you have to have Winter wear
                          over your costume.

                           And then there was the Idaho style "gridlock" on the highway. I watched these guys run by
                           last week. It reminds me of the local saying, " Idaho, where men are men, and the poor
                           sheep are nervous".
                          They wouldn't be running from the sheepherder, or would they?

                           So Halloween is creeping up on us.
                                                                                                   
                                  Put on your party gear and let it rip this year.

By The Way, Nothings Burning.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Still here, slow year. Burning Man)( 2010 Photos


 Well believe it or not I'm still here.
 Dam slow year, not worth complaining about though, lol
 The fox hasn't showed up in months. New neighbors with a large dog chased it away once, then the mange started back and maybe took the little vixen.
 I miss little foxy. Hoping its kits didn't get the mange and survived.  (unlikely though)         :C(


 Well Burning Man was a hoot this year. Cold and wet, then hot and dusty.
 "In dust we trust"
 Forgot my tripod  for the camera this year , so I maxed the ISO and got the shots, but some are noisy/grainy.
 Click the pic to go to the slideshow on flickr.


 So the question is, what to do until next years Burning Man)( ?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Thanks Doc, said the Fox

 Oh what a poor Winter this has been.
 No work, finicky vehicles, no snow, and then the fox got the mange.
 
At first glance, I thought the fox had been hit by a car, it had lost so much fur off it's back and tail.
 Then I noticed it was rubbing it's face in the snow and that hair was falling out too.
After a two hour wait at the Vets', he gave me some medicine to try. And I'm happy to say it worked.
    Click on the link below to see how well she's progressed.
 

  Oh, and she is definitely is a mom again, little teats showing, and now the fur on her belly has been worn off.
 Maybe she'll bring them by again this year.

 I think things will start to pick up around here as we adapt to the new world order. Life will change.
 Like the motto for Burning Man )( last year,  "Evolve or Die"

 And I did order two tickets for Burning Man )( for 2010. Lots of plans, lol.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Burn Goes On Forever, and the Party Never Ends.

 Just a post to the photos from the party last weekend in Idaho of the local burners and burner wannabes.
 The weather warmed up, (it wasn't as cold as it's been), and there was just enough snow to make it a very good night.
 The Willow Woman burn started as I got there, so I never saw it unburned. The beat sticks and the drums serenaded the Woman till she passed into ashes.
 So what to do until Burning Man)( ? lol
 A good size storm is just finishing dumping about 6 inches of new snow, so everything's alright in this drinking town with a skiing problem for the holidays.



 


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Brrrring Man and Thanksgiving.




We got another storm with enough snow to open the ski mt. on Thanksgiving, better than last year.
It's been warm, (relative Idaho warm, lol). with no new snow.
Here is the Burning man)( burn barrel I'm now in charge of till next year.




Three years now the fox has been coming by, since I first saw it running off with the turkey carcass as big as itself. The family came by for Thanksgiving and the fox stopped in for a visit too.
She looks great in her red winter coat. It's usually dark when she stops by, so no new pictures of her.
But here is another Arppilicious Thanksgiving turkey shown off by Christina.












Well Holiday greetings to all, time to do a bit of shopping for Christmas. Online of course.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Fall winds down.


Well it's been better weather, Indian Summer of sorts. Still chilly. But we got an inch of snow this week while East of the Rockies got feet.
Sorry Sun Valley Ski Resort, but I don't ski. :C)

The fox came by just while I was sitting down to play, too bad my virtual pet was moving and you can't see my level 70 wolf.
The piece is for putting the "Phantom Hill Wolf Pack" on alert when I see hunters go by.
Yah, up yours too hunters.


Otherwise it's wood cutting time. Practicing Poi, Chuck

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Two weeks of Fall


Well, two months of Summer led into two weeks of Fall. lol
It's 4 inches of wet snow today.
Oops, all the things outside that didn't get Winter prepped.
"Cest la Vie"

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The BRC Video


The last post has a link to better pictures, but try the video, it is fun.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Back from the Burn.






All right, all right.......
I know I said I'd try to post from BRC, but sometimes, even the best laid plans don't get laid. lol
Ok, so circumstances directed me in other directions and all worked out quite well, considering.
So I had the most fun allowed in BRC and made the best of Reno and was completely guested by the Tahoe / Reno Burners. Thanks again to all who helped.
So I posted my adventure in photos at Burning Man on flickr today after days of editing and file recovery from an unhappy hard drive. Click on the pic to go to the gallery. Thank You.
I'm going to animoto after this post to see about making a video from these pictures. That'l be next post, or the Balloon Races in Reno pictures will be next.
The weather in Idaho has changed and Fall is coming in. Time to get out, go fishing or/and gold panning. Who knows. :C)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Burn Baby Burn !!


Well just a couple days to Burning man.
Already it is an experience with the survival basics, no food or water, the logistics of 50,000 people, the events calendars, the drive, the camp, the photos from past burns to look at, rules to learn...
And after all this, I still am sure most of it will be a surprise.
If wifi works on the playa, I'll see if I can update from Burning Man.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Nappy Fox




Alright, the fox is in the mix.


She's cute, but ran out of the kitchen last night with one of my shoes.
I haven't seen either one today. Shoe or fox.


The grass is up to my chin out there.
These pics are from the evening before, nappin in the kitchen.
(probably dreaming of chewing shoes) lol

The middle picture is a nice printable sketch.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

PIT Project Warm Springs


Wow, 2 posts in a week.
This was my next adventure. A week in the Frank Church Wilderness working on a PIT project I mentioned in an earlier post.
It was wet starting the week out. But it dried out and warmed up to almost hot by the next weekend.
When the group headed out of Challis Sunday morning we met up with packers Geoff and Jenny.
The entire had been razed by fire hot enough to kill everything, but not burn it up.
The SCA boys, (Student Conservation Association), had the camp setup and were felling trees for our project with a crosscut saw.
The Wilderness allows no power tools.
They Felled , we peeled and we cleaned logs and put the Warm Springs Guard Station back in order.
Next year we go back to replace the sill logs and finish the roof.

Click on the photo to go to the flickr set. Why they are always sorted backwards I haven't figured out yet.

Like as before, these photos are small and barely printable, suitable only for the web, mainly due to theft issues. If you see a photo you want, in a larger file size, just ask.