Boneyard

I went to the grocery store in Mojave, CA today.

Pictures ensued on the way home.

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Thai Airways 747s
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Former Air Canada 767s including the infamous Gimli Glider.
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KLM MD-11s in the back row awaiting their fate
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Lufthansa 747s awaiting their fate alontg with a few Qantas 747s

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Freight Train coming down the hill to Mojave and points East
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BAC 1-11 regional airliners. These two have been here since I moved to the desert in 2009.

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10 Deadliest Snipers in History. #1 Gives Me Chills.

My friend Esther Ziegler Burns had this at Facebook.

“Extreme marksmanship has been a part of war ever since firearms became the tools of choice. There are just some people who can do things with a rifle that others cannot.

The following list contains what we believe to be the 10 deadliest snipers of all time. The list may not be ordered based on the number of confirmed kills or the longest shots made, but by taking into account an entire career.”

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10 Deadliest Snipers in History. #1 Gives Me Chills..

I took a few snaps of the storm clouds that were moving into my corner of the Southeast Kern County Desert yesterday while heading to work.

I figured, why not? I keep the old trusty Kodak Z-612 in my truck at the ready for any kind of opportunity.

To the North toward the Rand Mountains
To the North toward the Rand Mountains
Looking at the Southern Sierras
Looking at the Southern Sierras
From Twin Buttes Road and Cal City Boulevard lookng North
From Twin Buttes Road and Cal City Boulevard lookng West

 

Looking West toward Boron and Barstow
Looking West toward Boron and Barstow

 

A few pictures of the Desert

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Long since abandoned
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It may have been a ranch at one time
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Looking North toward Red Rock Canyon, The Eastern Sierras and on to Ridgecrest
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This used to be the Honda Engineering Proving Ground
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Looking south along Neuralia Road
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The junction of SR 14 with Randsberg-Redrock Road.
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The 14 and 178
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Just Because
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Self explanatory
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Red Rock Canyon State Park from the 3000 foot level
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The Fremont Valley
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Honda Proving Ground
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Yep
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Drifting Sand………………..

I went to Ridgecrest today to get a temporary handicap placard. I remembered to take my camera.

Flygirlpainter got it finished

Simply the best looking helo paint scheme I have ever seen…………

I thought the HSM-35 Magicians one was killer and I saw it at the Miramar Show.

This one is the best.

Scorpion 100 Bureau Number
Bureau Number
Scorpion 100 Dog House
The Dog House
Scorpion 100 nose
The Nose
Scorpion 100 tail 1
Left side of the pylon
Scorpion 100 tail 2
Left side
Scorpion 100 tail 3
Right side
Scorpion 100 tail 4
Tail Surface
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Tail surface close up
Shayne Scott Jim
Signed by the artists
Shayne with HSM-49 CO Bobby Brown
Shayne Meder and HSM-49 CO, Commander Bobby Brown

The Navy Helo Community seems to like Shayne’s work!

 

Waxing Poetic……………….again

I can’t help it, I like this song.

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing they were rockets bursting into the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
As the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line

As fierce as Monday morning feeling washed away
Our orchestrated paradise couldn’t make you stay
You dance with the horses through the sands of time
As the sun sinks west of the Mendocino County Line

I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I’m doin’ fine
I used to make you happy once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line

The two of us together felt nothin’ but right
Feeling you near immortal every Friday night
Lost in our convictions left stained with wine
As the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line

I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remain me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I’m doin’ fine
I used to make you happy once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line

I don’t talk to you too much these days
I just thank the lord pictures don’t fade
I spent time with an angel just passing through
Now all that’s left is this image of you

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I’m doin’ fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line