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estebanana

 

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Desde Tropical Kyushu 

Hey there I'm down here sipping cocolocos at the outdoor Tiki bar in 90 degrees on the beach! Not. I've been told that I'd never be able to build guitars here because the climate is too hot and humid, how you like this action?

These are photos a block away from my shop and a shot from out my shop window. Cold.









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RE: Desde Tropical Kyushu (in reply to estebanana

A small shrine in the park.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 24 2016 2:52:21
 
BarkellWH

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RE: Desde Tropical Kyushu (in reply to estebanana

Interesting, Stephen. But nothing compared to what you would experience if you were in Washington, DC this morning. Beginning Friday afternoon it snowed continuously for some 36 hours, and now there are about 20 inches of snow on the ground where I live. Many areas got two feet of snow and more.

Yesterday, Saturday, we stayed hunkered down with the fireplace going all day and evening, reading and taking a couple of naps. Nothing like having a pre-dinner copita (or two) of jerez by a cheery fire with the snow falling outside. This morning it is sunny and the snow glistens like white frosting on a quequito. Now comes the job of digging the car out of the snow. It will be days before things are back to normal in the Washington, DC region.

Yesterday by the fireplace, I was glad for our snow storm. Today, with the work ahead digging out, I would rather have yours!

Cheers,

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 24 2016 12:49:13
 
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RE: Desde Tropical Kyushu (in reply to BarkellWH

Nice Stephen. I love snow, it seems to bring a unique sense of peace.

I have good memories of the snow in Great Falls, VA in 1996. Chopping logs for the open fire in the den. Skidding on the turnpike, Govt. shut down. Happy days until the power went out in an ice storm and took down all the overhead cables. Candles and BBQs on the deck. Clearing the drive, only for the plough to block it in again.

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RE: Desde Tropical Kyushu (in reply to Escribano

We lived in Anchorage, Alaska 1949-1951. There was snow on the ground continuously from October to March. By mid-January it was near the level of the windowsills. My father drove to work every weekday, my brother and I walked about a mile each way to school and back.

In 1951 we moved to Washington, DC. The view from our front porch was the hill on South Capitol Street as it passes Bolling Air Force Base. One day about two inches of snow fell. We sat on the front porch and watched them play bumper cars on the hill.

During the four years I lived in Washington, we never experienced anything remotely like the snowfalls in Washington of the last few years.

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Testing the new picture upload.

The same view out my window I shot yesterday. More snow today!



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 25 2016 0:45:09
 
Richard Jernigan

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RE: Desde Tropical Kyushu (in reply to Escribano

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ORIGINAL: Escribano
Clearing the drive, only for the plough to block it in again.


That occasionally annoyed my father when we lived in Anchorage. A few times it snowed a foot and a half or two feet overnight. The resulting wall of plowed snow across the driveway was about four feet high.

They would gather up much of the snow in dump trucks and take it to the baseball diamond. Then when the dog sled races in February started from downtown and wound their way through trails out in the bush to finish downtown again, they would haul the snow back from the baseball diamond and spread it on 4th Street for the races.

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RE: Desde Tropical Kyushu (in reply to Richard Jernigan

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ORIGINAL: Richard Jernigan

We lived in Anchorage, Alaska 1949-1951. There was snow on the ground continuously from October to March. By mid-January it was near the level of the windowsills. My father drove to work every weekday, my brother and I walked about a mile each way to school and back.

In 1951 we moved to Washington, DC. The view from our front porch was the hill on South Capitol Street as it passes Bolling Air Force Base. One day about two inches of snow fell. We sat on the front porch and watched them play bumper cars on the hill.

During the four years I lived in Washington, we never experienced anything remotely like the snowfalls in Washington of the last few years.

RNJ


Last few years? We had a blizzard in 2010 that was disasterous for the area. Very unprepared situation. I remember this same level of snow back in 2002 when I moved to my new home. What was the disaster about? 2012 it snowed around my birthday just a little and that was it. Perhaps that year got folks spoiled? But going back in time, I don't really get why people make a big deal about the weather. It seems fairly on schedule. My birthday is February 15...I think all my parties were a bust due to 2 foot snow mess. Nothing new around here in 40 years really. When PDL passed away, it was quite snowy I remember.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 25 2016 1:51:25
 
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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 25 2016 2:34:36
 
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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 25 2016 2:37:46
 
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RE: Desde Tropical Kyushu (in reply to Ricardo

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Nothing new around here in 40 years really.


The George Washington's Birthday (President's Day) snow storm of 1979 was another major event in the Washington, DC area. It snowed February 18 and throughout the night. By the morning of February 19 we had 22 inches of snow. The city was paralyzed for three days. I was on a State Department assignment in Washington at the time, having returned from an assignment at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, the Philippines. What a contrast!

Bill

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 25 2016 12:09:34
 
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RE: Desde Tropical Kyushu (in reply to estebanana

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I've been told that I'd never be able to build guitars here because the climate is too hot and humid, how you like this action?

Well it does look humid...

Thanks for the nice shashin, Suchiban san. Great to see the local architecture and get a sense of the atmosphere.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 26 2016 20:52:03
 
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Estevan you're welcome.

Yesterday morning took this picture of the early morning walk to kobo. In town the snow was all but gone, but in the hills a few miles away my friend was still snowed into his long steep driveway, more for treacherous slip and slide hazards than for snow depth.

The snow was a welcome color change to the town because it brings out the browns and blacks outlining all the architecture. Japan rural towns are bedded into a landscape which is all green and the green can become tyrannical. Green everywhere. Japanese say the country side is beautiful because you see a thousand kinds of green in every eye full. And that is true, it goes right into the idea that Japanese aesthetic sense is about enjoying many gradations of quality and subtle differences between subjects they are experiencing. Food is like that. Being an old island culture they developed this way of seeing. However the tyrannical part of the verdant landscape being a totality, a constant has also influenced the design, architecture and I also think the TV stage sets. Design that looks like it was meant to clash with the flora and be anything but green.

The camera on this tablet PC is only 1.6 megapixels...........sad....



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