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My Little World

by: Miep

Tue Aug 10, 2010 at 22:01:05 PM PDT

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Some images from my place, taken between last winter and this July.
Miep :: My Little World
April iris at dawn

April iris at dawn

Jumping spider

Jumping spider on porch

New Mexico sky

Summer sky

Another heirloom reseed


Cement sculpture and mesquite

Concrete grasshopper and mesquite

Rainbow in the 'hood

Rainbow in the 'hood.

Neighbor's house


Dawn with trellis

Porch at dawn

Dawn trees #2


Sunrise through Sophora

Sunrise through Sophora

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My Little World | 3 comments
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Of course, if you were in Portland 50 years ago (or okay, to be fair - any and every large American city over the past 50 years, at least Portland stopped killling itself around the same time many cities just started), they would have declared you "blighted", and paved over everything within 60 blocks of you for parking lots and 'office buildings' (with their own parking lots, natch) that look like medium security prisons...

(end rant)

I even see sidewalks there!!!


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Carlsbad has a lot of potential for being a really nice place, peeling paint, rampant random vegetative growth and all.

Our biggest risk for demolition is not urban sprawl, though. More like the oil and gas corporations coming around with their mineral rights to the land our homes are on, and mining us out of them.

They can do that. I've read my deed. (Of course I've read my deed; I read everything that's in front of me.)

Very few people around here own the mineral rights to the land their homes are on.

Several years back, they were mining a few miles south of here, just into the unincorporated area. They lost control of the well and about 700 people were evacuated for three days. They did not, we will note, get to take their livestock.

Fortunately, they got control of the well before it caught fire, or otherwise exploded.

The incorporated area (Carlsbad proper) is about 16 square miles; i.e. I can bicycle across it in about half an hour.

I could go on and on about the craziness down here. Like the old I&W brine well that's right next to a major interstate highway, that is quite possibly going to suddenly collapse one of these days, taking down the 18 wheeler straw that broke the camel's back, the feed store in the adjacent lot, possibly the nearby elementary school, and various and sundry residences. And let's not forget that this is a high-karst region, and that this particular locale is not too far from the tail end of an especially high-karst arc that includes some of the most extensive cave formations in the country (including Carlsbad Cavern), and if one extrapolates geographically; it's in the mode. I've looked at all this stuff on my maps.

They have installed sensors to keep the travelers safe from the brine well collapse. Oh, good.

They are hoping people will forget about this.

It was a BIG story down here for awhile, and then everybody forgot about it.

Microcosm of America.

I should probably go post this comment as a blog post on DK. Give them something else to talk about other than the significance of Gibbs dissing 'em.

I think of myself as a college professor over there. No, I'm not here to tell you everything you need to know about something. I'm here to start discussion.

"If God were to appear to starving people, he would not dare to appear in any other form than food." - Mahatma Gandhi

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"If God were to appear to starving people, he would not dare to appear in any other form than food." - Mahatma Gandhi

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