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The Zen of Waterfalls

By: palmettobug53, 3:02 PM GMT en Abril 22, 2006

There are so many aspects to water, but I'd like to focus this blog on waterfalls. The sound of a waterfall is a good foundation for meditation. The sight of one is rest for the eyes and soul. From the highest waterfall in the world, Angel Falls, to the smallest trickle over a pile of logs in the crick that runs behind your house, let's wander through your favorite waterfalls. The WU Gallery has lots of waterfall photos, so I know I'm not the only waterfall enthusiast here. Got the idea from mobal the other night. Then last night, I was watching the Travel Channel. They were doing something on the Grand Canyon, and one segment was about Havasupai Falls, in Havasu Canyon.

Havasupai Falls (Be sure to look at their photo gallery!)

The water is a gorgeous blue-green color, due to the high limestone/calcium content of the surrounding rocks.
The falls themselves are not in the Grand Canyon National Park, but on the Havasupai Indian Reservation, which runs down the bottom of the Grand Canyon. There are only three ways to get there: on foot, ride down by horse/mule or a helicopter ride. You are expected to bring in your own food, water, camping equipment and carry all of your trash back out.

Supai and the Havasupai Reservation

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Angel Falls

Angel Falls is located in the Guayana highlands of Venezuela. It plunges off the edge of a "tepui", or table-top mountain, and free falls 2,421 feet to the river below, making it the tallest waterfalls on earth. In total it is 15 times higher than Niagara Falls with a total of 2,937 feet.

The falls are named after Jimmy Angel, a barnstorming bush pilot from Missouri who first saw the falls in 1933 while searching for ore.

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Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is on the Zambezi River, at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwi. David Livingstone was the first European to see the falls, in 1855.

This should get us started. Please feel free to tell us about your favorite waterfall destination and post pictures, if you have them. Have fun!

SC Waterfalls (Though some of the ones listed aren't in SC)

Highest Waterfalls of the World

Waterfalls Around The World -Photo Gallery

Waterfalls of Georgia

The Waterfalls Site

Worldwide Waterfalls

Waterfall WebRing This one is cool! Lots of links!

World Waterfall Database

Bug's Little Secret..........

By: palmettobug53, 3:24 AM GMT en Abril 13, 2006

I've been on WU now for 6 months. I've done quite a few diffent topics for my blogs. I have tried my best to contain myself but I gotta finally let it out! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MONTY PYTHON!!!!
They're silly and juvenile and I don't care! If there's something on TV, anything, with any of the the guys, I have to watch. It doesn't matter if it's reruns of the old Flying Circus TV shows, their specials or the movies! I AM A PYTHON ADDICT! I'M NOT ASHAMED TO ADMIT IT AND I LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT!

So, here we go.....let it all hang out and list your favorite Python movies, scenes, skits and songs!


I wanted to be... a lumberjack!

Leaping from tree to tree, as they float down the mighty rivers of British Columbia. The Giant Redwood. The Larch. The Fir! The mighty Scots Pine! The lofty flowering Cherry! The plucky little Aspen! The limping Roo tree of Nigeria. The towering Wattle of Aldershot! The Maidenhead Weeping Water Plant! The naughty Leicestershire Flashing Oak! The flatulent Elm of West Ruislip! The Quercus Maximus Bamber Gascoigni! The Epigillus! The Barter Hughius Greenus!

With my best buddy by my side, we'd sing! Sing! Sing!

I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay.
I sleep all night and I work all day.

He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

I cut down trees. I eat my lunch.
I go to the lavatory.
On Wednesdays I go shoppin'
And have buttered scones for tea.

He cuts down trees. He eats his lunch.
He goes to the lavatory.
On Wednesdays he goes shopping
And has buttered scones for tea.

He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

I cut down trees. I skip and jump.
I like to press wild flowers.
I put on women's clothing
And hang around in bars.

He cuts down trees. He skips and jumps.
He likes to press wild flowers.
He puts on women's clothing
And hangs around in bars?!

He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

I cut down trees. I wear high heels,
Suspendies, and a bra.
I wish I'd been a girlie,
Just like my dear Papa.

He cuts down trees. He wears high heels,
Suspendies, and a bra?!

What's this? Wants to be a girlie?! Oh, My!
And I thought you were so rugged! Poofter!...

He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

He's a lumberjack, and he's okaaaaay.
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

Here's a few links to get started with:

The Daily Llama

Monty Python

Monty Python's Completely Useless Website

Monty Python on Wikipedia

Unofficial Monty Python Home Page




By: palmettobug53, 2:42 PM GMT en Abril 08, 2006

When Disney came out with "Swiss Family Robinson" in 1960, the part of the movie that totally fascinated me was that fabulous treehouse. I dreamed about that thing! I could easily see myself living in something like that. Unfortunately, there was only one tree in my backyard that was capable of holding anything resembling a treehouse.
What I ended up with, was a platform about 6 feet off the ground, barely large enough to hold 2, or maybe 3, neighborhood kids, depending on how big they were. I didn't have it very long. The boy next door caught his pants on a nail up there, and ripped a hole in them. His mom got ticked off about it and made us take our tree fort down. Party pooper!
A few years later, I was invited to a birthday party, or something, I forget, over at a classmate's house. There, in his backyard, was something that resembled the tree house of my dreams. It was at least 10 feet off the ground, about 12 foot by 12 foot, with a door, real windows, running water and electricity! I was in love! It was SO cool.
Over the years, I've seen pictures and articles about other treehouses. Some are actually lived in as a primary residence. I've seen one for sale here. It was on either Seabrook or Kiawah Island. Nothing like listening to that inner child and indulging in a real, live treehouse. They're all over the world. How about we see how many we can find and post pictures of? And please do include the location and information about the treehouse.

Here's a few websites:

Treehouse Project

Treehouse Company

Treehouse Workshop

Hodgepodge Interim Blog....

By: palmettobug53, 1:42 AM GMT en Abril 07, 2006

Well, still waiting on inspiration to hit. Have a whole list of things that would make good blog topics but not a one of 'em really lights my fire at the moment. (Read "too lazy to research") Have put a couple on the back burner for maybe around Halloween, as they are a tad, shall we say, on the gruesome side?
Anyway, while I'm waiting on my muse to come up with something, I'm just going to put a blank slate up here for a day or two.

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