Mother goose in the ashes, another afterburn

Alan C cole at lantic.net
Thu Sep 24 08:34:32 EDT 2020


Larry, you tell the story well. I feel great sadness. I wonder if I 
could cope with such a disaster.

Alan C

On 20-Sep-20 07:00 PM, Larry Colen wrote:
> I went for a bike ride yesterday, I took the K-1, ended up going through some other burned out areas on hwy 236 aka Big Basin Way.
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> I stopped to take a photos of something else in the “fallen leaf” neighborhood and this caught my eye
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/50362939082/in/album-72157716043467568/
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> About a block further up at the corner of Jamison Creek and big Basin Way I saw this next to a burned out house.  It’s funny, I realized that in the moment, the loss of a child’s toy affected me as much as the loss of the house
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/50362830461/in/album-72157716043467568/
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> This intersection was in the news back in June.  Someone saw a white parked here with guns in it. To make a long story short it belonged to a right wing extremist (boogaloo) who shortly thereafter murdered a deputy, nearly killing his partner, and who it was later discovered had killed a cop two weeks before in Oakland.  It’s been an overly interesting summer for our sleepy little community.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/50362826386/in/album-72157716043467568/
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> A few weeks ago, someone posted a photo of a James Dean mural.  Years, and a couple owners back, the owners of the Brookdale lodge had a similar mural painted on a wall facing hwy 9.  Someone else bought the place, worked on cleaning it up, and painted over the mural.  There was an incredible uproar from all of the locals, so they hired someone else to paint a new one, which sucked.  Another renovation cycle later, they were very close to reopening, and Covid hit.  They do, now, have a much better mural than the last:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/50362836591/in/album-72157716043467568/
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> If you go down towards Salinas, you will see a lot of John Cerney’s work:
> https://www.johncerneymurals.com/
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> I just liked the title of this article I found about him
> https://carmelmagazine.com/archive/outstanding-in-his-field
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> Anybody who has driven South to Monterey on the coast has seen the whimisical painting of someone loading a giant artichoke into a Nash metropolitan, itself even larger than a real one which is at the bottom of this page
> https://www.roadarch.com/signs/cerney.html
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> Full set from yesterday.  Again, it’s a bit large as it’s a lot of documentation:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/albums/72157716043467568
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> I have come to the conclusion that of the natural disasters I’ve experienced so far, wildfires are my least favorite.
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> Larry Colen
> lrc at red4est.com
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