Monday, March 18, 2013

We saw the comet last night: a tiny unwinking star by the moon. My granddaughter and I saw it from beneath our Chinese-lantern tree. Reminded me of Kipling's poem "The Moon of Other Days." I think the moon and stars and planets are an interesting part of a story's scenic background.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

They say shoot a charging grizzly in the shoulder or the nose (it's in line with the heart and lungs). Standing up, aim for the heart. And you better have serious caliber ammo.   :)

Friday, March 8, 2013

That beautiful scene is in the Alabama Hills, Lone Pine CA. Gunga Din was one of hundreds of movies made there. A favorite setting for many Hopalong Cassidy films. Some of the most striking scenery in California, but unknown to many Californians. An area filled with frontier history.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Old timers around Elizabeth Lake said it wasn't the monster in the lake that took all the cattle. It was just plain old grizzly bears and cougars. Plus Vasquez and his gang didn't mind a nice steak supper once in a while.