Collage 08 TEST:
COLLAGE 10 TEST (animation):
fz:…the next thing you know, this guy named old zircon…
ba: …what’s the significance of zircon? i mean, you use the term zircon encrusted tweezers in one of your songs, what is zircon
fz: a zircon is a fake, cheap diamond…
… people who wear zircons are a special breed…
…now what you don’t know is that ethel the tree is under the control of old zircon who has this special flashlight that controls her thoughts and she’s operating billy, so this is all working in the background, just like a wagnerian opera…
DIXFIELD — The beloved official town mascot, Bullrock the Moose, became a casualty of Wednesday evening’s ferocious thunderstorm.
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Wednesday evening’s winds from a powerful thunderstorm toppled Bullrock the Moose, Dixfield’s mascot on the Village Green. The 11-year-old statue also had dry rot, which contributed to its downfall.
Strong winds knocked down the full-scale wooden sculpture, which had been standing in the Village Green since 2000.
“I heard the sad news of Bullrock’s destruction shortly after we opened (Thursday morning),” Charlotte Collins of the Dixfield Town Office said.
Wind was not the only factor contributing to the moose’s demise. Bullrock had developed a bad case of dry rot in his chest as well as his front right leg, making for an already unstable foundation.
Bullrock is named after a local legend, according to town records. The story goes that a wandering moose journeyed from the back side of Dixfield’s Sugarloaf Mountain, approached a formation known as Bull Rock on Sugarloaf and became so entranced with the beauty of the valley below that he lost his footing and plunged over the side to his death.
“Today, Bullrock’s spirit can be seen in the majesty of our forests and the steadfastness of our people,” according to town reports. “He not only symbolizes Dixfield’s colorful past, but represents a strong and steady future for all of us.”
Bullrock the statue began April 18, 2000, when Ted Walker of Peru began carving him. Money was provided by the Economic Development Council.
Walker took two weeks to complete Bullrock using 150-year-old white pine for his body and Norway pine and spruce for his legs and antlers. Falls Taxidermy supplied his big brown eyes and Dan Anctil supplied the log at Bullrock’s feet.
Bullrock was hoisted onto a concrete foundation by Anctil’s log loader and bolted tightly to the concrete slab.
As of early Wednesday afternoon, Bullrock remained in pieces on the ground on the Village Green.
“I have a feeling that Bullrock may rise again,” Collins said.
This image shows the original artwork from which the official Town of Dixfield Seal was developed. This representation of the Town of Dixfield was drawn by Letty Ellingwood and evolved into the official town seal. Shown are the Sugarloaves Mountain, Bull Rock, Webb River and Valley, moose, and wildlife. Dixfield’s mascot is a moose named Bull Rock, and its motto is “We Strive.”
Bullrock is back!
Eileen Adams, Staff Writer
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Monday, June 18, 2012
DIXFIELD — A stronger, bigger and more resilient Bullrock arrived at the Village Green early Friday afternoon after more than a year of work to replace the town’s mascot.
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Wood carver Ted Walker of Rumford anchors Bullrock to his platform early Friday afternoon.
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The first Bullrock rotted from the inside after a few years, but this time, creator Ted Walker of Rumford took steps to prevent a similar demise.
The 9-foot tall, 1,500-pound moose is on a pedestal at the entrance to the Green along Route 2 near the village. It’s carved from pressure-treated wood, has some rubberized parts. It’s hollow but looks like a traditional wood carving.
Bullrock’s head is topped with a set of real moose antlers donated by a local hunter.
Norine Clarke, the driving force on the Dixfield Economic Development Council, said funding for the new moose came from insurance and large and small donations from area people.
A Welcome Bullrock party is set for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Village Green. A commemorative cake and punch will be served.
A stuffed moose created by Laurie Taylor and Moose Is Loose T-shirts designed by Hot Colors will be awarded to several of those attending who sign up at the event.
Bullrock was driven from Walker’s home on the Swain Road to its new home by Twin Rivers’ owner Alan Elliott and two employees. They used two of the company’s trucks to move the moose and other items needed to set it up at the Green.
Dixfield Police Department officer Anne Simmons-Edmunds provided an escort into town.
… is a very important post, Hucka D.
The elephant is Corsica. Good evening to you baker b. Pleased to be here with you on your Baker Bloch Blog.
INSERT: PICTURE OF ORIGINAL SIZE HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (MOUNTAIN) AND EDITED HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (HILL).
I am going to make a second stab.
Good for you! You are working hard instead of hardly working.
And that’s it (!) I’ve read all the Baker Blinker Blog posts on Corsica. Shouldn’t be too difficult.
So here we have the *legitimate* fairy house, i.e., the one not built by human hands. I’ll attempt to take a close up shot asap. Legend goes (or will go) that perhaps the only true fairy of Monhegan Island discovered a portal (created?) around Little Whitehead on *that island*, connecting it to the Little Whitehead of my woods here in Frank Park. Perhaps he tired of the tourists on the Maine Island, and their feeble attempts at creating actual fairy houses. He tired of their unending attempts at capturing the true nature of his island through oil paintings and watercolors. He tired of the ones who wanted to be the new Wythes, yes. So he came here or escaped here, a quieter place but of comparable beauty and of larger scope. Is this the same as Rock Meadows, also of Whitehead fame and whose rocket ship supposedly crashed not far atall from the recently discovered fairy house there? I’m not sure. And what of the 3 tulip trees in front of the fairy house here? Planted by the fairy himself? If this isn’t Rock, then what’s his or her name? Are there more than one? Is this a fairy *vacation* house of sorts??
Stream in front of the fairy house and meadow, leading straight towards Green Stream and also Rock’s crash site. There must be a relation between Rock and this fairy house.
Today I revisited Whitehead Crossing, which I will probably do tomorrow as well. Didn’t take a lot of pictures because of tiredness. Made the mistake of eating a full meal in the middle of the day, which is unnatural for me. Threw my whole metabolism off. Learned a lesson.
But to Whitehead: Perhaps a major discovery there still in the finding of a *fairy house*, as well as a fairy field. This just on the other side of Green Stream from Whitehead Crossing, and probably a part of its “metro area”. I’ll attempt to take pictures today. Named the only other stream in Whitehead X-ing besides Whitehead Brook *Little Whitehead*, and then later that day learned that there was a Little Whitehead as well on Monhegan Island (along with a Whitehead itself).
To emphasize this resonance, in a google search for “little whitehead”, my blog comes up among the top hits now, along with an art group made up of people whose last names are Little and Whitehead, and then Monhegan Island’s Little Whitehead summit. Too queer! The assoc. between my Whitehead X-ing and Monhegan I. would have been made through this phrase if it hadn’t already been made through “whitehead”. About the only thing I’ve said about Little Whitehead (my stream) specifically in this or the Baker Blinker Blog is here, where I assoc. a bridge across two rocks framing the stream with possible avatar activity in the area. Now I can make a direct link between “avatars” and “fairies” through this other Little Whitehead on Monhegan I.
What this proves so far:
* Frank Park is the exclusive carrier of the Monhegan-Little Whitehead portal.
* Monhegan Island width corresponds to mouth of Norris Brook to mouth of Whitehead Brook, with Woods of Howl between. This is red and blue.
fairy villages, bowerbird art, & other ambiguous objects
Very interesting the article compares the creation of cairns and fairy houses to crop circle formations. 🙂
Strange — this same blog features several posts on Whitehead, but Alfred North Whitehead in this case. One of the primary summits of tiny Monhegan Island, and around which I’m sure are found a goodly number of those fairy houses like the one pictured above, is named Whitehead, and that was what originally attracted my attention to it (not the fairy houses, which I just learned about in the last hour). This would be in resonance with the previously named Whitehead Crossing of Frank Park.
Speaking of which, I’ve just yesterday restored the 5-rock cairn at Dongoba, and might work on re-creating the biggest temple of the complex this spring/summer/fall. As I think I stated below somewhere, I decided not to move these 5 rocks just across the ridge to Whitehead Crossing for this restoration. The same would go for the bigger temple — rocks simply too large to move from this location, to name the major obstacle for this transfer of art.
I would be very interested to see what the “immanence” blogger though of *this* type of woodsy art: an apparently continuing interaction with *something* in the woods that really, really seems to want to communicate with me — *is* communicating. The floating tree below at Concreek, just beside its namesake Concreek Falls, has already been the site of one of these types of communications, as I discussed in this Baker Blinker Blog post from last summer. Now a second one at the same site has taken place. And I’ve already formed an interpretation, very quickly in fact, and on the spot. I believe it could very well be a *map*, specifically a rudimentary one of a portion of Frank Park around Bill Mountain and Falmouth Creek, pointing in fact to this very spot on Concreek in symbolic fashion. Let’s take a look…
So here’s the scene now just below the root end of Concreek’s floating tree on The Island (compare with here). The broken off rhododendron branches, 3 in number, certainly *appear* to be placed here on purpose by human/humanoid hands, but, as they say, the medium is the message. This is land art, but also a communication, more direct and unambivalent. As I said, I believe it is a map. One of the first things I noticed upon stumbling on this configuration is that the two larger rhodo branchs were placed one behind the other, but with a certain distance between them. I interpreted this as one *following* the other, and thought of the aliens following *me* across the road from Bill Mountain and to Falmouth Creek across The Way. Notice that the rhodo branch closest to the floating tree’s bottom is prominently forked, and that a 3rd, smaller rhodo branch lies above the forked branch in the following photo. I interpreted this — again all this fell together or happened almost “at once” — as the path I created to Falmouth Creek and the art happening (set up bottles in a metal circle) there at Old Baker Settlement. I believe the “aliens” have taken the fork from the main path or road running alongside Bill Mountain and across The Way (represented by the 2 larger rhodo branches) and have gone to the art event to take a peek, at least in a remote way (perhaps through the pictures and texts of this blog). At any rate, they wanted to communicate this knowledge to me through the map. And continuing down the main fork would bring them to Concreek, and they had to come here obviously to place the branches — i.e., make their map. I know this sounds odd, but that’s what I strongly believe it is. And it is akin to crop circles in that the circles tend to use the same fields year after year to affect their own brand of alien-to-human communications. Needless to say I’ll be paying close attention to this floating tree in the months and years to come, with any further messages chronicled for this blog. At least I *hope* that’s what they want me to do.
One more thing I should mention about this configuration. There also appear to the right of the smallest of the 3 broken off rhodo branches two slender but quite sturdy “roots”, looking almost like antennae. This didn’t seem natural either, and I couldn’t figure out if these two very similar “branches” were actually roots or stems of some plants, or if they were broken off in the first place. I may have to return to this spot for more investigating, then.
Shifting now to a totally new blog location, we have Fi, certainly not as mysterious as Concreek yet, but still worthy of inclusion here. The place is in Frank Park once more, and somewhat between Norris Branch and Whitehead Crossing, southwest of the Woods of Howl. The two creeks involved, both tributaries of Green Stream like Whitehead Brook and Concreek, have also not be discussed in this blog yet, but come together not far downstream from the site of the below pictures (which seem to indicate several lichen tinted, derelict *temples*) These are just some preliminary photos, and I’ll return to this location soon for more blog storytelling. A preliminary name for this “temple” site is Fifill, and there seems to be a complementary and perhaps antagonistic Fifole to deal with here as well in this Land of Fi.
Solitary white rock that seems to be an indicator of something.