Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Toad Tuesday

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Big Sur, California
Region of California
The Big Sur Coast
The Big Sur Coast
Approximate Boundaries of the Big Sur Region
Approximate Boundaries of the Big Sur Region
Country United States
State California
CountiesMontereySan Luis Obispo
Big Sur is a lightly populated, unincorporated region on California's Central Coast that is frequently praised for its rugged coastline and mountain views, where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. Big Sur has been called the "longest and most scenic stretch of undeveloped coastline in the contiguous United States,"[1] a "national treasure that demands extraordinary procedures to protect it from development"[2] and "one of the most beautiful coastlines anywhere in the world, an isolated stretch of road, mythic in reputation."[3] Big Sur's Cone Peak at 5,155 feet (1,571 m) is only 3 miles (5 km) from the ocean and is the tallest coastal mountain in the contiguous United States.[4][5] The stunning views make Big Sur a popular global tourist destination. It receives about the same number of visitors as Yosemite National Park which has led to ongoing, lengthy traffic backups and parking issues, especially during summer vacation periods and holiday weekends.[6]
The region does not have specific boundaries, but is generally considered to include the 71 miles (114 km) segment of California State Route 1 from Malpaso Creek near Carmel Highlands[7] south to San CarpĆ³foro Creek near San Simeon,[8] and the entire Santa Lucia range between the rivers.[5] The interior region is uninhabited, while the coast remains relatively isolated and sparsely populated with about 1,000 year-round residents and relatively few visitor accommodations scattered among four small settlements. When the region was ceded by Mexico to the United States in 1848, it was the United States' "last frontier."[9] The region remained one of the most isolated areas of California and the United States until, after 18 years of construction, the Carmel–San Simeon Highway (now signed as part of State Route 1) was completed in 1937. Along with the ocean views, the winding, narrow road, often cut into the face of seaside cliffs, dominates the visitor's experience of Big Sur. The highway has been closed more than 55 times by slides, and in May 2017, a 2 million cubic foot landslide blocked the highway at Mud Creek, north of Salmon Creek near the San Luis Obispo border, to just south of Gorda. The road is expected to be reopened in June 2018.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Night Music ~ Lime Jell-O Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise

Molly ans Todd on Monday

There is not much in the bolg this week.  B G has been ill.

He kinda have been having to sleep a lot.  The black bird has gotten him.  So this is not going to be be a short post.

We hope this is O K.

Josh has being a good friend and he helps B G

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Night Music ~ What'd I Say - Ray Charles (rare, original version with intro)


"Were I to be the founder of a new sect,
I would call them Apiarians, and, after the example of the bee,
advise them to extract the honey of every sect."  

- Thomas Jefferson
“What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got
a tolerable planet to put it on?”
~Henry David Thoreau

"When we fully understand the brevity of life, its fleeting joys and unavoidable pains; when we accept the facts that all men
and women are approaching an inevitable doom:
the consciousness of it should make us more kindly and considerate
of each other. This feeling should make human beings use their best
efforts to help their fellow travelers on the road,
to make the path brighter and easier as we journey on.
It should bring a closer kinship, a better understanding,
and a deeper sympathy for the wayfarers
who must live a common life and die a common death."
~Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)

"The planting of trees is the least self-centered of all that
we can do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children."
~Thornton Wilder (1897-1975)

"There is no happiness for the soul in the external worlds since these are perishable, true happiness lies in that which is eternal, within us."
~ The Egyptian Book of the Dead

“Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation.”
~Coretta Scott King

"We work in the dark -- we do what we can -
- we give what we have."
~Henry James (1843-1916)

"The sea is a place of mystery. One by one, the mysteries of yesterday have been solved. But the solution seems always to bring with it another, perhaps a deeper mystery. I doubt that the last, final mysteries of the sea will ever be resolved. In fact, I cherish a very unscientific hope that they will not be."
~Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority.
The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. Al
l human progress, even in morals
, has been the work of men who have doubted
the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up
and tried to enforce them.
The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant,
in this field as in all others.
His culture is based on "I am not too sure."
-H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic