Part 04

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More Collages

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“Rescue Ship”

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“Beemen”

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bb:

Hucka D., let’s talk about “Beemen”.

Hucka D.:

Let’s talk about both. Then let’s talk about me, The Bee.

bb:

Okay.

Hucka D.:

Tired, aren’t you.

bb:

Exhausted, apparently.

Hucka D.:

We’ll there’s no excuse[ for working]. Have you got your peepers open?

bb;

Guess so.

Hucka D.:

I’ll begin, then. You can snooze a bit when I’m talking if you wish.

bb:

Wish that were possible!

Hucka D.:

It can be. It probably is. Beemen is an extension of “Rescue Ship” coming immediately before it. What is the ship? It appears to be the Pieland Second Lyfe island a bit out in the ocean. Are you asleep?

bb:

No.

Hucka D.:

… out in the ocean with the cat-turtle. The cat-turtle is related to the Green Turtle of Little Whitehead, which has now moved through the time/space portal to Monhegan Island, Maine. This is the Little Whitehead portal. Some art has moved to the location as well — by a group called Little Whitehead. This includes the floating, apparently dead red and blue fellow, and also the group of people staring at the far cliff. That far cliff is Whitehead; the body floats off Little Whitehead. The red and blue man oppositions the Green Turtle on the rocks to the left. The red and blue man didn’t make it to Little Whitehead, really, even though he was created by Little Whitehead. The red and blue fellow is like the red and blue robots surrounding Seven Stones just beside Green Turtle here — we’re still on “Rescue Ship”.

bb:

The red and blue robots can’t make a proper, true animation with each other, as I’ve theorized about before. They oppose each other instead, butt heads and so forth.

Hucka D.:

They are not a true Allen Knob. This is a past war between Whitehead Crossing and NORRIS. Who triumphed? Who ever triumphs in a war? Soon civilizations will fall anyway, whether victors or not. Think of the Anglo-Saxons.

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4 Sticks Dude’s cane points to the top of the rocks; it’s positioned on the rocks, I suppose. And he stands on a branch projecting out from the tree that forms the largest Little Whitehead bridge in Whitehead Crossing.

Hucka D.:

The only true bridge[ now].

bb:

But now the bridge — in this collage — leads to Maine and its fairy laden Monhegan Island. This is the portal you speak of.

Hucka D.:

This is the portal.

bb:

Green Turtle seems to be a pivot between realities.

Hucka D.:

Yes!

bb:

It appears in Little Whitehead, obviously. And it also appears or can appear on Little Whitehead in Maine, on this island.

Hucka D.:

Absolutely. Actually isn’t too hard to do.

bb:

Then in “Beeman,” the following collage, I originally had a giant turtle peering over the rock at the 2 beemen. This represents Green Turtle, which is a rock directly behind the rock pictured in the collage, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Is that the legendary Edward Stone? At last?

bb:

Unsure. But anyway I decided the turtle didn’t fit into the collage, as I kept adding in lego works originally found in “2989” a couple of weeks ago. Or maybe it was just a couple of days back that I created it. So many collages in so short a time (!).

Hucka D.:

54 and counting. You’ll reach 61. The magic number. Then your work will be done.

(to be continued)

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Beemen

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More Collages 02

“Then the Beemen came ashore, walked past the Green Turtle, ignored the blue-red dead man floating in the bay simply because he wasn’t there to them, and proceeded to declare the rock Edward’s Stone, shortened to Edward Stone. Then a TILE City formed. The Emerald. Piglet and Pooh not included originally. Left out. Then things got out of control and Piglet and Pooh added in. Contraption removed instead. Contraption removed by Green Lego Man, who became a composite of the 2 bee figures. Because in the collages you’re working back in time. Happens quite often[ in your work].”

bb:

“Beemen” seems closely related to “2989” true.

But it all still revolves around “Rock, His Story”, the culminating Whitehead X-ing collage, as it were, as it is.

Hucka D.:

Yes. That’s the main portal[ system]. Edward Stone, this one pictured in “Beemen” if it is the true Edward Stone, and it very well may be, is just below The Emerald. You can actually see a corner of the rock, as I’m checking, in “2989”. Are the 2 beemen, then, 49 and 61? Something to think about. 2 contrasting figures, one brutish and stocky and one non-muscular and thin. You are at a crossroads, baker b. You can go thick or thin — your choice.

bb:

I don’t know what that means, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Two paths, at right angles. 2989.

bb:

Still not…

Hucka D.:

Right and left. Up and down. Black and white. White is black and black is white. All over.

bb:

Do the [two types of] beemen like each other?

Hucka D.:

Kind of.

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bb:

I have a question, then, about what The Contraption is and functions as. Is it a splitter? Fission machine?

Hucka D.:

Fission and fusion both.

bb:

How is that?

Hucka D.:

It is a Wilson-Wheeler Machine, working fowards and backwards in time at once. It is a super sewing machine. Singer. We should talk about Barely Singwright when you’re ready.

bb:

Okay, but not just yet.

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“Green represents safety. Green represent protection. The turtle protects. Where is the cat part? Not needed to know yet.”

bb:

So this is like Jessee and Walt’s lab on Breaking Bad. Interesting.

Hucka D.:

The lab is an alchemist’s lab, not technically a chemist’s lab. The red-blue death is beyond the rock, out more in the real world. Edward Stone shelters the two individuals, busy as men bees, from all that. Until the end[ of Season 3].

bb:

Edwardston’s number is 3, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Now if we look at that picture (“Beemen”), we can see more the process. It deals with TILE. The blue lego piece at the top gives first clue that this is the top of the TILE Waterfall, and the tile/lego is about to drop down. Falls. The only reason we do not have a type of death at the bottom of the fall or falls is The Contraption. The Contraption must be a perpetual motion machine, and it is. It works backwards and forwards in time[ as stated]. It powers the fall of TILE. The lego pieces are like the marbles that fall. Pull up a picture of Newton 09 if you wish.

http://art10x10.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/newton-09-collage/

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(two bee continued)

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Collage 57, 58, 59

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“Past Blast”

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“Everybody’s Scared”

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“SoSo”

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Falmouth Series — *may* be complete or certainly close to such

If so, here’s the way it lays out in Philudoria’s Falmouth Gallery:

Floor 0/Basement:

Steptoe Animation:

Collage 01 (Steptoe, WA)
Collage 02 (Steptoe, WA/ animation)
Collage 03 (Steptoe, WA)
Collage 04 (Steptoe, WA/ animation)
Collage 05 (Steptoe, WA)
Collage 06 (Steptoe, WA)

Floor 1:

Collage 07: (“Pepperland”)
Collage 08: (ME)
Collage 09: (“Shiningland”; WY)
Collage 10: “Beetlemania” (Steptoe, WA/ animation)
Collage 11: “Good Grief!” (“Pepperland”)
Collage 12: “Red Rock” (Blue Mtn., NC)
Collage 13: “This is The Place” (Blue Mtn., NC)
Collage 14: “2:23” (WY)
Collage 15: “Grayson (Dis/En)closure“ (Mythopolis, NC)
Collage 16: “Woods Slider Upper” (Mythopolis, NC)
Collage 17: “Separate but Equal” (Lake District, UK; Jeogeot, Second Life)
Collage 18: (Sky Valley, GA)

Floor 2:

Collage 19: Greenup Revisited 01 (Stonethwaite, UK)
Collage 20: Greenup Revisited 02 (Stonethwaite, UK)
Collage 21: “Heads/Tails?” (Steptoe, WA/ animation)
Collage 22: “Erie Pool” (Jeogeot, Second Life)
Collage 23: (Abingdon, VA)
Collage 24: (“Shiningland”)
Collage 25: “Bee Lee Line” (Abingdon, VA)
Collage 26: “Stonethwaite End and Restaurant” (Stonethwaite, UK)
Collage 27: “Nobody’s Home” (Stonethwaite, UK)
Collage 28: “Forgotten Green” (Stonethwaite, UK)
Collage 29: (Stonethwaite, UK/ diptych)
Collage 30: (Stonethwaite, UK/ diptych)

Floor 3:

Collage 31: (Stonethwaite, UK)
Collage 32: (Stonethwaite, UK/ diptych x2)
Collage 33: (Stonethwaite, UK/ diptych x2)
Collage 34: “Goodbye VWX Town” (Stonethwaite, UK)
Collage 35: (animation) (Stonethwaite, UK)
Collage 36: (Stonethwaite, UK)
Collage 37: (- [extension of Collage 35])
Collage 38: “Cover Up” (animation) (Stonethwaite, UK)
Collage 39: “End Ball” (Wiltshire, UK)

Floor 4:

Collage 40: “5 1/2 Acre Plot of Land” (Stonethwaite, UK)
Collage 41: “Clock Rock” (Stonethwaite, UK)
Collage 42: (Stonethwaite, UK)
Collage 43: “Joe Rock” (Stonethwaite, UK)
Collage 44: “Fairy Branch” (Blue Mtn., NC)
Collage 45: “Painting<Painter” (ME)
Collage 46: “2989” (Blue Mtn., NC; animation)
Collage 46.5: (Blue Mtn., NC)
Collage 47: “Sky Diamond” (Blue Mtn., NC)
Collage 48: “Ghost Sticks” (Blue Mtn., NC)
Collage 49: “Jasper 04 Revisited” (Blue Mtn., NC)
Collage 50: “Unboxed” (Second Life; animation)
Collage 51: “Humanvillians” (unk.)

Floor 5:

Collage 52: “Contraption” (Blue Mtn., NC)
Collage 53: “Rock, His Story” (Blue Mtn., NC)
Colalge 54: “TILE Worship” (Blue Mtn., NC)
Collage 55: “Rescue Ship” (ME)
Collage 56: “Beemen” (Blue Mtn., NC)
Collage 57: “Past Blast” (Stonethwaite, UK)
Collage 58: “Everybody’s Scared” (Blue Mtn., NC)
Collage 59: “SoSo” (Blue Mtn., NC)
Collage 60: “Paradisiacal” (unk.)

Floor 6:?

Collage 61: “Peanut’s Big Adventure” (diptych, Blue Mtn., NC; KY).

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It’s at least 6 floors, Hucka D. And you’re in the final three so far (!)

Hucka D.:

Merk B. Coolie!

bb:

The final one, so far — “SoSo” — could be a type of culminating work, if so. It *could* be the end.

Hucka D.:

You’ve been saying that for weeks and weeks and weeks.

bb:

True, but I’m finally, finally running out of gallery space. Pretty big building!

Hucka D.:

Who’s SoSo, then[ since it’s so so important]?

bb:

Seal the Singer. But not Seal the Singer. A black child/ A black adult? Someone bald? I want to say it’s a child because this is a cartoon seal, moreso than the 2nd Life Grey Seal used in previous collages.

Hucka D.:

True[ enough].

bb:

It’s also an alien, since this is the tombstone of the Aurora, Texas alien that Firesign Theatre later poked fun of in their album Everything You Know Is Wrong.

Hucka D.:

Good to write that out.

bb:

I’m trying to guess the nature of the [local] graves of course.

Hucka D.:

Peter’s Grave. Peter Graves.

bb:

Peter SoSo.

Hucka D.:

Yup. (Hucka D. pops mouth with last “p”).

bb:

So the base photo for this one is White Rock, a projection from the much larger No Title Rock.

Hucka D.:

You got it.

bb:

The toy crew — Strang Gang — that tried to enter 4 Sticks back in January appears here, fronted by albino turtle. Another turtle, like we have Green Turtle near top of No Title Rock above it, and then a duplicate albino turtle making its way down the rock toward its larger version. The white fungus on White Rock is probably another representation of same. That’s the skull-like fungus from “Ghost Sticks”, a scary collage.

Hucka D.:

This isn’t as scary. This is acceptance.

bb:

Of death?

Hucka D.:

Yes. And a colorful afterlife.

bb:

It’s a mystery just like the SoSo grave of Pietmond was a mystery. 2 mysteries that are 1 mystery?

Hucka D.:

Appears so. SoSo so.

bb:

Stop that.

Hucka D.:

Okay.

bb:

Why are Aunt Joe and Uncle Zoe here?

Hucka D.:

They have also made peace with their evil villanous ways in the afterlife, like Darth Vader appearing to Luke Skywalker all shiny and stuff after his killing.

bb:

So they did do awful things.

Hucka D.:

Oh you bet. And to my people!

bb:

Sorry about that.

Hucka D.:

It’s okay. They all come back. Again and again. Week after week.

bb:

The albino turtle or what we are calling such might be another ghost, white in nature and all ectoplasm-y.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

The mystery of the 2989 curse is also resolved in the afterlife.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Multiplied together to get not one thing not another thing but both together. Afterlife.

bb:

And then the spinning Manchester statuette is also back, appearing one other time in Falmouth in “Fairy Branch”. It represents a body of a grave there, it seems. Seal again?

Hucka D.:

You bet.

bb:

This seems to resolve “Ghost Sticks”, it might resolve “Rock, His Story”, completing the story as it is, were.

Hucka D.:

You know the ultimate or final rock[ now].

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Collage 60 (and 61?), base montage

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Collage 60 (and 61?) 02

“Hucka D., collage 60, 61, etc. may never be completed. That could be the whole top floor of the Falmouth Gallery. I’d forgotten I’d originally called the gallery the Fal Mouth Moon. Instead it may “devolve” into a series of studies concerning Whitehead X-ing. Here might be an example.”

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“Overall dimensions are 4:3, split evenly between two pictures of basically the same scene taken several years apart I believe (but with the same camera and with the same settings).”

Hucka D.:

Gene Fade is excited. You are doing so much work on “Fade to Moss” for him. He thanks you.

bb:

And there may be a Bee Line in Whitehead Crossing, Hucka. Like in Kentucky. A clue that they are related and the new observation is just as legitimate as the old is that both run through a place with *bottles*.

Hucka D.:

Yes you have found a Bee’s Line. But they’re all over the place.

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bb:

This could be another one.

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Hucka D.:

The 3 rocks, yes. The same rock. Rock’s rocks. He understand that. Think about that. He understood.

bb:

I get to head down to WX today, Hucka D. I’ll study that Bee’s Line in more detail, perhaps take some more pictures.

Hucka D.:

You better get to work!

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“Check it out Hucka D.”

http://wwiijeepparts.com/Sponsors.html

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“Maybe Aunt Joe and Uncle Zoe beside SoSo in that collage are his (or her) *parents*. He’s the mixed up boy-girl, if so.”

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“And what are *you* doing posing in that collage, Hucka?”

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“The alien baby is 2989, a crossing or *multiplying” (“times” or “x”) of 49 and 61.”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unmarked_grave

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Collage 60 (Is *this* it?)

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WH Crossing 01

Exciting new hikes into Whitehead Crossing in Frank Park, which will continue through the spring and perhaps even the summer. I expect a detailed map of the region to be produced sometime soon. Below is an unnamed rock near the Welcome Mat, separating Matland and Whitehead Crossing proper, and where you have to literally (and psychologically) “step up” from the top of the Korean Channel to enter the latter.

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This particular day I also revisited Hucka Doobie’s homeland of Greenhead, where he lived as a part bee, part human avatar in the 1500s. Well, I’m not sure of the century, if it can even be calculated, so I just threw in that particular one as filler for now. Hucka is also present in the last, let’s see, 4 collages of the Falmouth series, which now seems to be completed (!). He’s quite excited to loom so large in the end.

Below we have another picture of Waxy, the branch configuration Hucka D. has said is a representation of a martin bird, connected to Allen Knob and its Martin Falls as a whole. I’ll have to go down to Martin Falls for some pics fairly soon, esp. during or immediately after a hefty rain. But not in the near future, since that would involve some steep walking, which I’m not allowed to do for a while. *Hate* to be limited in such a way.

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I’m going to call this larger open region of Whitehead X-ing The Mall for now. It’s perhaps defined by the limits of a certain green ground cover that I’ll have to look up the name later. Hemlocks and tulip trees like the below clump sprout from within. There are several such closely tied clumps of trees here, and again I’ll have to study up on that more as well — perhaps include them in my map I’ll soon produce.*

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An interesting crossing of trunks at The Mall, like a type of art in and of itself. Notice that the perpendicular trunk of the fallen tree weaves between the 2 of the 3 standing trees, wedging it into place and not allowing it to drop to the ground.

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Directly uphill from The Mall. The ground cover (name pending) does not follow us upslope, yielding (once more) to leafy ground. But interesting stick/branch formations remain. Below we have a contrast of another wedged branch (between two conjoined tulip or poplar trees this time) beside a perhaps quirky tree stump.

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A straight stick, about the size perhaps of a walking stick, is stuck in the ground behind the trunk, almost as if accomplished by human hands. But, once again, I’m probably the only human that visits this place, and I didn’t do it.

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Still just uphill from The Mall appears this more curious rock piling in a shallow vale, which could denote a past fairy dwelling, or perhaps even present one still. Hucka D. may have more to say about this “dwelling” soon enough.

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There *does* seem to be a kind of door into it.

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Nearby is another artistic crossing of branches.

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In looking at it now, it kind of reminds me of a crab coming head on, claws spread.

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From about the same position, looking into the heart of 4 Sticks and the attached pine grove.

Still quite gray in the woods as you can see.

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* The ground cover appears to be one called complanatum. More info here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diphasiastrum_complanatum

It’s better known as Creeping Jenny, it seems, a type of clubmoss. Also known as “Bear’s Paw”.

Here’s another picture of it…

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WH Crossing 02

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Greene Knob seen through Whitehead Crossing trees. Greene Knob is about the same height as Allen Knob, which The Crossing is at the base of. The top of Green Stream runs between the 2 mountains.

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Another Heart o’ Whitehead X-ing picture, this time from Big Log looking over the top of Orange Hill to Mouse Island just behind it. Mouse Island might become another stuff of legends soon enough, perhaps attached to the Gill’s Pier 2052 Celebration.

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Moss and licken bedecked WH X-ing log.

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Curious bark, probably hemlock.

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Big Log from Mouse Island.

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Diamond Beach a bit downstream from Big Log/Orange Hill/Mouse Island.

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Namesake Diamond Rock is still anchored in place near the banks of Whitehead Stream. I’ve deemed the rock a supernatural phenomenon, and this appellation would go for a number of other regional objects. I’ll have to make a list of ’em soon.

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Close up of tree roots just across Whitehead Stream from Diamond Beach. Another fairy dwelling? Probably.

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Big Log, etc., from Diamond Beach.

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Entrance into Matland from the direction of 4 Sticks, Welcome Mat rock in the foreground. I’d also include this rock with Diamond Rock as supernatural in origin at its core. And perhaps not by accident both of these rocks appear together in a recent Falmouth series collage (“Sky Diamond”).

Another very interesting aspect of Welcome Mat is that it appears to align with 2 other rocks of Matland, defining an overall spine or meridian of the region marking the upper limit of the Korean Channel. The other 2 rocks remain unnamed for now…

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… This is the central of the 3, and in rainier times a pool appears at its base.

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Let me pull up an older photograph of this rock for comparision.

There was also a black plastic pail appearing on or near the rock in the past, which now seems to have moved west to reside more near the western edge of Matland. In fact this present day of photo snapping I found several such pails or buckets in Matland.

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WH Crossing 03

I believe this may be Eagle Rock next to Green Stream. I have years and years to figure out all these names. Well, at least 10. Eagle Rock, if it ends up being called that, forms a triumvirate with Crocodile Rock and Welcome Mat in Matland. They’re similarly sized, spaced, and also align with each other. Cool!

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Top o’ the gateway hemlocks again at the end of Green Stream’s Straightway.

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One of several black plastic pots found in the region. A mystery concerning Crocodile Rock and these pots will be discussed soon.

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Passageway over a ridge covered with rhododendron.

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Bramble of briars on the way to 4 Sticks.

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A differently hued, central 4 Sticks tree

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Little Whitehead from its top.

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Queer markings on a log beside and above Eagle Rock.

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Gateway hemlocks.

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WH Crossing 04

Rock island lying at the upper end of Green Stream’s Straightway. I believe the 2 redder objects are bits of brick, which then have to be manmade.
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Crocodile Rock.

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Perhaps odd, broken off or cut off branches on either side of Green Stream near the center of the Straightway.

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Contrast of red brick and green plant.

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Old fence post. There are several of these in Matland.

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Hidden Rock just east of Welcome Mat.

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More aligned and also as yet unnamed rocks extending uphill from 4 Sticks in a westerly direction.

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Vinland vines.

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Trees, Etc.

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What next?

“Hiking season may be drastically curtailed this year, Hucka. Well, it already has been in effect. I’ve decided that I can get to Whitehead X-ing, and I’ll focus on that. But the physical therapist advised me not to do much hiking up and down hills. So I’ll probably have to start entering The Crossing through the NORRIS Creek path.”

Hucka D.:

Good idea. As was written. You can certainly get to NORRIS easily this spring. Maybe that should be your focus. NORRIS and then the path all the way to Spoon Fork, which is flat to almost the end.

bb:

Thank you for that advise, Hucka D.

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Bee Cave Entrance

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Collage of Mammoth Cave entrance with what Hucka D. is stating is the old entrance into his “Beeland” (correct name pending). Not sure if this is the base for a new Falmouth collage or not. But it’s a match! Two melding photos appear below. I “merely” reduced the Mammoth Cave photograph down to 33 percent of its original size. reversed it horizontally, and then overlapped it with the latter in a logical manner. These are also successive photos (in successive posts) of the Baker Blinker Blog under a Whitehead Crossing subject heading. Meant to be together!

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“Peanut’s Big Adventure”

Part 01:

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Part 02:

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Part 03: Coming soon.

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“Peanut seems to have found a body covered in a red sheet, Hucka D. The same body that appears floating off the edge of the Little Whitehead rocks of Maine in an earlier collage. We’re up to Falmouth 61, which I would have deemed impossible as short as a couple of weeks ago. Is **this** it?

Hucka D.:

No. Check more Whitehead Crossing photos. Why does it always end up at 12 Oz Mouse? Well… the carrcasses.

bb:

Thanks, Hucka D. Mouse looks on with his corndog. Does he know the story of the body? This takes place at the entrance to Mammoth Cave, which is the same as the entrance to the old bee hive — *your* old bee hive, Hucka D. So you should know all about this.

Hucka D.:

Yes, I do. But I can’t say much except what’s before you.

bb:

Meaning what’s in the collage.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

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bb:

So is *this* a carrcass?

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

Is it a carrcass that has already been completed?

Hucka D.:

It’s already done.

bb:

Then Carrcass-1, Carrcass-6.

Hucka D.:

Both of those. And more.

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bb:

So in part 2, he’s in the very center of the collage length-wise, crossing from winter or early spring into summer, kind of like Dorothy entering color laden Oz from sepia toned Kansas.

Hucka D.:

Exactly like that (!)

bb:

Is he high?

Hucka D.:

What a question[ to be asking], given that this is Peanut we’re talking about.

bb:

Of course.

Hucka D.:

Rhoda… you go.

bb:

Rhoda appears to be peering through a telescope-like branch at the ground. Getting small?

Hucka D.:

Yes. And seeing Jupiter and its moons. Branch — telescope, yes.

bb:

So it’s Issac Newton’s telescope. Sorry — Galileo’s. The one he used to first peer at the Jupiter disk and the 4 primary moons.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

He switches from black and white to color, like The Beatles did between Revolver and Sgt. Pepper. About the time of the double single Strawberry Fields/Penny Lane.

Hucka D.:

Right.

bb:

An “X” appears on the ground. 2 crossed corndogs, one sepia toned and one yellow or in color, since — that’s the corndog’s natural color.

Hucka D.:

Correct. Okay.

bb:

Peanut is situated between two pots which are actually the same pot, reinforcing a drug reference or pointing it out in the first place.

Hucka D.:

You better be careful of that transition. Sepia to color. Follow Peanut.

bb:

Peanut hides behind that small tree, which is both b&w and color at once.

Hucka D.:

Best to stay hidden.

bb:

And Skillet, Mouse’s closest friend, below him. Checking out, perhaps, the crossed dogs. Whitehead Crossing?

Hucka D.:

Yes. Future.

bb:

Getting high, like the balloon man is going higher and floating away from the cave mouth.

Hucka D.:

“Everybody’s Scared” is about the same cave[ perhaps]. The cave of R. Booger Hayes.

bb:

Getting back to part 1 here, Mouse is yellow and green, a contrast to the red and blue body lying within the cave. Peanut is positioned between the 2. Peanut… you go? I’ll go. Peanut has been in a lot of Falmouth collages now, but has never appeared up until now with his more natural police hat. Wearing it makes him a policeman, like wearing a fireman’s hat makes him a fireman. But in both sections of “Peanut’s Big Adventure” so far, he’s the policeman. Contrast this to, let’s see… (checking) Well, it doesn’t have a name but it’s where Peanut as fireman meets the cardboard Peanut in the middle of the Stonethwaite street. At the same time, his [Texaco] star is reinforced by Ringo Starr, and also Shelly Duvall wears the same fireman’s hat beside Ringo. It’s filled with darts. That is, Peanut is drugged at the time, and the same with Shelly, perhaps. Let me pull up the collage…

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Peanut then reappears in “Coverup” in cardboard cube form, sans any type of cap or helmet. He’s just Peanut there, not fireman or policeman, then.

Hucka D.:

But he’s also not Peanut. He’s [just as much] the Big E or Big Schaw beside him, conversing with it, perhaps, like he conversed with real (fireman version) Peanut in Stonethwaite, now far below on this mountain but still viewable [beneath second “E” of this collage].

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“Why would Kubrick attempt to cover what they’re saying up?”

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(to be continued?)

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“Peanut’s Big Adventure” 02

“Why would Kubrick attempt to cover what they’re saying up?”

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Hucka D.:

Maybe he wants to reveal the correctly facing “E” above the Stonethwaite village below. Stonethwaite has already been assoc. with that letter[ in the Falmouth collage series]. It doesn’t belong up here at the Tarn of Leaves. Or is this exactly where it belongs? Another Muff conundrum.

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Mr. Beam appears to have been drowned in the Tarn of Leaves, Hucka D. I don’t think he’s just bending down to drink the water.

Hucka D.:

We don’t know[ either way].

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His foot, important in other collages, points to a yellow, key shaped crop circle, Hucka D. This is part of the TILE colors of the collage, starting with the red reflection on the 8 ball, which we know is symbolic of the fireman’s helmet again, then the yellow crop circle picture, then the green man mirroring the green algae of the Tarn of Leaves [its “leaves”?] and then the blue of the Big Schwa and also the blue Peanut cardboard figure beside this. TILE, then.

Hucka D.;

Peanut should not be exposed here. Cover [it] up. (pause) You must move down from the Tarn of Leaves back into Stonethwaite village… only way. You are so far away now — can barely see it. There[ in Stonethwaite village] you can right the wrong of the Big Schwa, pointed the wrong direction. You can turn it around. Only way.

bb:

I’m curious about the 8 ball. Black hole?

Hucka D.:

Kubrick is helping you erase the past. He knows about cameras. He hides[ with his Devil Hand]. Things can turn around. Kubrick found you and is making repairs.

bb:

Why doesn’t Peanut cardboard figure not need to talk to the Big Schwa?

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Hucka D.:

Here’s another related collage[ to switch the subject].

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I believe this is the only other appearance of Rhoda in the Falmouth series. Oh… Rhoda, Kentucky (!)

Hucka D.:

(!)

bb:

Near the entrance to Mammoth Cave. So it *is*[ referring to] that Rhoda.

Hucka D.:

Of course. Like Skillet, Shark, etc. before it. Or after it. “Where’d Muff go?” (laughs at his own imitation of Roostre).

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In the newest collage, Rhoda and Man/Woman are overlapped, instead of beside each other [in “Clock Rock”]. About all of the 12 Oz Mouse characters appear in “Clock Rock”, Hucka D. A great gathering. And same same goes for the following as yet untitled collage, but Peanut, in the meantime, has changed into the Big E on the shores of Dock Tarn. He can do that.

Hucka D.:

He can do that. He *can* do that.

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Also in this collage, Mouse is wearing Peanut’s fire helmet, complete with dart. He reads a note with the same kind of dart pictured, and the two darts line up with each other. They are the same. But you can’t make out[ in the collage] what the note says.

Hucka D.:

It says “Good bye”. Goodbye!

—–

bb:

Thank you for returning, Hucka D.

(to be continued?)

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“Peanut’s Big Adventure” 03

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Whitehead Crossing and Edna’s Visit (!)

Hucka D.:

Go to Whitehead Crossing tomorrow. Study the new Bee Line. Study the Relieved Tree that has finally shed its burden. 4 Sticks is no more.

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Now there are 5?

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Some of Edna’s photos from her visit to Whitehead Crossing several days ago…

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Me at the Korean Channel Gateway hemlocks.

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Welcome Mat.

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Center o’ 4 Sticks. The big psychic event of the day seemed to be the removal of the large stick that had been uncomfortably lodged on the back of a small tree since I remember. Instead we found it laying in two basically equal/symmetrical pieces on the needled forest floor below. Edna originally expressed doubt that this was a mystery. I quickly convinced her otherwise. You have to be aware here!

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This is the smaller branch that was broken off (alien hands?) to allow the large burdening stick to drop to the ground and break in two. It looks to me like it was cut.

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Then some of my older Whitehead X-ing picture…

Notice the “eye” in the lower, central part of the picture, formed by leaves and twigs and shadow. It’s actually in the very center of the photo right to left, as is the similarly queer white triangle formation above it that originally caught my eye when examining it. Yet another mysterious Whitehead X-ing manifestation, then.

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Speaking of which: Another shot of WH X-ing’s famed Green Turtle formation.

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Relieved Tree before the relieving, still carrying a heavy burden. What is the meaning of the relieving?

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“Hucka D., still dwelling.”

Hucka D.:

Just stop. Talk to me. Now… Whitehead Crossing tomorrow. Excitement. Are you going to bring your toys? And will you put up your toys afterwards?

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Hucka D.:

Answer. And, yeah, it’s good you didn’t do your evaluation before the weekend. Dwell, dwell, dwell. Dwell dwell dwell dwell dwell. Not good for ya long run.

bb:

Collages are over. Nothing to distract[ me from dwelling].

Hucka D.:

You’ve still got Second Lyfe. Rent some land.

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When am I going to do collage interpretations? Overall.

Hucka D.:

Start tonight. I’d recommend and going back and reading all the Frank and Herman Park posts again.

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Whitehead Mysteries

Registered:

Green Turtle (rock/moss formation)
Pillar Trees (trees)
Welcome Mat (rock)
Big Island or Crescent Island
Seal Stone/Grey Rock (rock)
White Rock (rock)
Emerald, The (vegetation)
HD’s Bottles
Relieved Tree (tree formation, now defunct)
Rock’s Crashed Ship
Whitehead Bridge 1 (defunct)
Whitehead Bridge 2: Green Turtle Crossing
Big Log
Orange Hill/Mouse Island
Oily Rock/Lamp
Fairy Home
new!: Monolith

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Whitehead X-ing Revelations 01

Looking down the length of Little Whitehead stream, with the brightly lit Green Turtle and The Emerald to right.

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What I believe are scarlet cups emerging from the ground between Grey Seal and No Title rocks. Here’s a wikipedia article devoted to ’em.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcoscypha_coccinea

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Looking through the gap between aforementioned rocks, Grey Seal to left, No Title to right, and Scarlet cups, unseen from this angle, in center.

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Conjunction of No Title rock with a smaller rock on its eastern side, making a tiny cave. Yet another fairy dwelling in the forest?

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No Title Rock with White Rock to its right. In reexamining the latter, I consider it to be on a psychic level with any other rock of The Crossing. Very odd bleaching effect.

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White Rock contrasting with a paler and blotchier wall of No Title Rock. White Rock has been included in a recent Falmouth collage, found here.

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From the west…

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Another in a long list of classic Whitehead Crossing pics, which I’ll most likely be taking again year after year after year. It’s a look down the length of No Title Spring toward Grey Seal, similar to the shot at the top of this post depicting the same with Little Whitehead.

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Clumps of grass sprouting to east of No Title Spring. I believe I might call this area Vineland or Vinland, because of the numerous twisting and turning vines within. Muscadine vines? I’ll have to keep track of that.

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I’ve taken a shot of this fallen tree hung inside one of the vines before. Here ‘t’is again.

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Three pronged tree, perhaps in the Vinland district still.

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Nearby small, white rocks at the base of a tree.

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Patterns on a dead branch, like 2 windows or perhaps 2 square eyes.

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The Shallow of The Mall, with reeds beginning to emerge. What is the story behind this sink? Many stories yet to be told about The Crossing.

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There’s some poison ivy in the land, witness this hairy poison ivy vine climbing a tree in The Mall. Not a whole heck of a lot, but some.

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Reddish purple fungus on a log.

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Here’s an exciting new find. I call it The Monolith, a dead tree which has been somehow split to resemble a standing rock, like this one in Rudston, England.

The bottom indicates past beaver activity. Or is this instead the markings made by an axe?

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Glinting silver top of the monolith. I’m also reminded here of The Silverberg Totem in the Korean Channel below Whitehead X-ing.

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A beetle, perhaps a lightning bug, ascending the monolith. Is it giving me a message?

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Sun atop the monolith.

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Whitehead X-ing Revelations 3

Monolith from the side.

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Another interesting tree in the same area (but not as interesting as The Monolith).

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Interesting unintentional trick photography here, where the tree in the back appears to be in front of the tree in the foreground at the top of the picture.

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Soul Falls, where The End occurs. Perhaps curiously, I don’t remember being able to walk this close to the falls before. Has the landscape slightly changed in the meantime?

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Diamond Rock and its namesake beach next to Whitehead Stream.

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Big Log, and Orange Hill/Cliffs of Dundee in foreground.

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A center of 4 Sticks, interestingly marked by a small grey feather. I’m now calling this pine The Last Tree or just Last Tree.

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This day a new, tiny forest was created between Last Tree and neighboring Next[ To Last] Tree. These are also perhaps named 4th and 3rd Trees respectively.

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Nice contrasts in bark color: blue grey, red grey, green grey. The more spread out “tree” just in back is instead merely a broken off branch of a pine tree, stuck in the ground. It is an artificial tree, then, like those set up at Christmas. Minutes later, it would itself be decorated with rainbow colored twine, thus becoming the Rainbow Tree of 4 Sticks centering a tiny Rainbow Forest. Again, all this occurs in a span of only several feet between 3rd and 4th Trees (or Next and Last Trees).

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Traditional entrance to 4 Sticks from the south. I suppose one could call these the gateway pines, acting as types of Whitehead X-ing Boaz and Jachin pillars again.

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(continued)

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Whitehead X-ing Revelations 4

Rotting bottom of a central 4 Sticks pine, most likely a dead one.

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Looking up into the pines, with a large, long stick lodged against the most prominent one displayed here.

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Moving south, we have another picture of a rock from the upper part of the Korean Channel. I’m now tempted to call this particular region Mattland or Matland, perhaps after the rock called Welcome Mat at its top. Welcome Mat refers to my former co-worker’s welcome to his new office space apart from mine, where he worked with me for several months part-time before “moving on and up”. An incident marks the break between the two. From my perspective, still on this lower plane, Welcome Mat instead symbolizes a departure. This has also come to be associated, it seems, with the drawn cover image of Elton John on his “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” album, stepping up into the painted picture of the yellow brick road on a wall. This image has been used in a number of recent collages, some displaying Whitehead Crossing locations. One of the most interesting of these is the triptych “Peanut’s Big Adventure”, which also happens to be the last collage I have completed, and the endpoint of the Falmouth series as a whole (61st work).

But back to the below Matland rock — it’s a type of partner rock to Welcome Mat, lying a number of yards to its west and south. I’m now tempted to call this Crocodile Rock, which has direct associations with another stone (same rock, former name?) called Eagle Rock. In rainier times, a small pool of water forms at the base of this particular rock. Here’s an earlier picture showing such a pool. More on this Crocodile Rock soon. It also lies quite close to Rock’s crashed rocket.

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This same day of walking and exploring and snapping pictures, I decided to investigate more the perceived bee line of Whitehead Crossing, directly attached to 4 Sticks’ 4th or Last Tree. As I explain in a former post, I believe, I was sitting at Last Tree resting and happened to just look directly ahead and see the alignment of several stick or tree related protrusions. This day I took some rainbow colored twine and simply started from Last Tree, anchoring the twine, and traced the line across the protrusions, with results pictured below. I still think there’s something to this particular bee’s line, but it doesn’t seem as important now as the similar Bee’s Line of Kentucky over in Herman Park.

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And also this day the toy avatars returned to Whitehead Crossing, and were now granted entrance into the heart of 4 Sticks, unlike several months ago. In scanning that older post, I remember that I called this particular collection of toy avatars the Strang Gang. Today a leader would be elected among them. This leader might actually be called Jaydee or J.D…

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… but for the purposes of this post he is Lazy Sideburns Man, or actually the twin of such. As regular readers of this blog may recall, this twin was destroyed by Hater the Cow back in Fall, 2013, at my last fulfilled toy happening to date, in Herman Park’s Sharieland next to Heart Lake. In actuality, I simply went back to the same dollar store where I purchased the “original” twin and bought a duplicate toy. He is directly identified with 1973 Elvis, with similar sideburns and black hair. And perhaps similarly lazy as well.

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The election of LSM as leader. Pocket Rock is to his left here, and behind him hovers his close advisor Space Monkee, a member of the Nesmith Tribe that use to inhabit the Korean Channel in some number. More on all this soon enough.

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Just south of Whitehead X-ing proper, I found this conjunction of colorful spring flowers, which include a trillium (red), what I believe is bloodroot (white), a trout lily (yellow), and several violets of both white and purple variety.

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New Whitehead X-ing Map

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“So much information on this map, Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

Roger Pine Ridge. 3 days!

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Yes, Hucka D. 1 or both or neither of them.

Hucka D.:

But to the Whitehead X-ing map. New things have been found out. Let me see (scans map). You see that Contemplation Loop divides exterior X-ing from The Interior, centered by the 2 tulip trees. You understand that… “Edwardston” is a link between virtual reality and real reality. You gleen that… Edward’s Stones may be multiple. You get the idea that White Rock may be named something different or have multiple names, like The Point, or perhaps The Point of It All. It’s more impointant than you realized. You make a link between names No Title and No Room or Norum. You see that Red Head and Burnt Head are related names. And what about that strange, wack monolith, sitting there near the center of Whitehead X-ing but only discovered by you several days ago. How about that? And now you understand Soul Falls is the point of death. Exit point and exit strategy. Oh you know so much more.

bb:

Thanks Hucka D. Let’s switch to another post.

(continued)

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New Whitehead X-ing Map 02

(continued)

Hucka D.:

Cliffs of Dundee… Castle Dundee… Orange Hill. Kind of all the same thing. Multiple names again. Is this where Rock lived, who identified himself with Crocodile Rock?

Daddy Cool the Australians were there. Crocodile Rock was originally called Eagle Rock before the arrival of Rock’s Rocket… the original Rocket Man, then. Daddy Cool [was] also known as Daddy Who?

While there was no actual “Crocodile Rock”, there was a dance called The Alligator.

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That’s a direct, direct hit with Coahoma County, Mississippi, Hucka D. Direct. Alligator on one side, next to Australia or Australia Landing. Then Dundee on the other side, referring to Crocodile via well known Australian movie character Crocodile Dundee.

Hucka D.:

Maybe Daddy Who? was a lego rock band, baker b. Maybe atoms were legos in those days.

bb:

Interesting[ possibility].

Hucka D.:

Think about it.

bb:

Nice.

Hucka D.:

“Crocodile Rock” was John’s first big hit… he had *arrived*. It rocketed to the top[ of the charts]. John understood a direct link with John Lennon. Then Crescent Island is the island in Moon Lake. Texas I believe. The eagle has landed… Eagle Rock tie in, then. Perhaps.

bb:

Thanks.

Hucka D.:

Alcorn lived at Eagle’s Landing. Alcorn Island is in Moon Lake.

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Hucka D.:

So this was the situation when Rock arrived. Rock is Crocodile Rock. Like John’s first no. 1 US single. He’s Rocket Man but also now Crocodile. He has reached Coahoma. He has souled his sole. He has become like Elvis or Lazy Sideburns Man if you wish. Houston, the Eagle has landed.

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We then step up. Welcome Mat. Step up to 4 Sticks, or 1973. 1973. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road obviously. Elton was there. He steps up. “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” the single. Zoso… Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. And other albums of the era. Dark Side of the Moon obviously. This is a link. Lamb Lies Down on Broadway as well.

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Eldorado.

Hucka D.:

Yes. And…

bb:

Band on the Run. That’s Paul’s solo effort. Best, I meant to interject.

Hucka D.:

You are starting to get the time frame for Whitehead. Rock lands. Crocodile. Arrival. Welcome Mat and then the step up to Yellow Brick Road. 4 Sticks. Zoso or SoSo. First 4 songs of Goodbye, ending at the title song. Then just beyond this what do we have? “Grey Seal”, yes. Then “This Song has No Title”. But this is beyond Shared Fantasia, and beyond Sharieland. This is Elton’s path into 1973, the pivot year. The waxing, waning heart year. Elvis has been left behind. What was he doing in 1973? Probably not a lot.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_%281973_album%29

(continued)

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Future

It came up this weekend that we might not be spending our old age in Blue Mtn., our present home and location of my sacred and beloved Frank and Herman Parks. I can’t imagine how this would be, but it might. Instead we’re thinking of Ashville, Edna’s original home. It gets 1/3rd the snow of Blue Mtn. Great mtn. town, and larger, which means more to do. Drawback — well, no Frank and Herman Parks of course. No exciting local digs like Granddaddy Mtn. and Beach Mtn. and Boulder and Denville. I’ve lived in Blue Mtn. practically all my adult life, after growing up in Mythopolis about an hour south. Mythopolis is most likely not an option to live in again. It’s a bit too warm and flat and just plain boring, although it is about the same size as Blue Mtn. and a nice enough town for what it is. A very vanilla kind of place. Another place that’s probably ruled out is Abington to the north of Blue Mtn. It’s a bit smaller, even, than Blue Mtn. and the most historic place of all the options above. But long term it has as much chance of being our future home as Mythopolis, which is to say, not much of one. Ashville is diff.

Factors: When we get older and grayer, it’s going to get tougher to deal with Blue Mtn.’s winter ice and snow. If we fall, we could really be in trouble since there’s no one else here to take care of us. Driving is often limited in the winter. Would cost more to heat the house if we’re home. An option would be to stay part time in Ashville (winter at least) and part time in Blue Mtn. (spring, summer, fall?).

A drawback to Ashville, however, is the size of the town — it’s both a plus and a minus.

Another factor is exactly how long I can tromp through the woods willy nilly like I’ve been doing since a child, a basis for my Frank and Herman Park mythology. Presently my back is giving me issues, and although I think I will be okay, perhaps in older age I may not. Falling in the woods would present problems.

This move will not take place for 7-10 years, so there’s plenty of time for debate. On with the show!

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Whitehead Crossing Again 01

5/12/14:

With 3 days off the past week, and also a relatively clear Sunday, I’ve had 4 solid days of hiking in that span. I still had to watch my back, but a set destination of Whitehead Crossing helped alieviate my worries there since the ways in I chose are relatively flat. I have a considerable number of photos to be processed besides the ones in the 4 part “Whitehead Crossing Again” posts here. So we better start with the text (!). Very good and interesting hikes each day, with much information added to the area’s snowballing mythology.

But we start on this particular day — I believe this comes from Monday of last week — at the 4th and least defined portal of Spoon Fork. I review my information about these portals in a 2011 Baker Blinker Blog post Here.

http://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2011/11/13/here/

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Nearby, moss decorated roots.

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Heading up into Whitehead Crossing now from the south or Korean Channel direction, I found spring plants sprouting greenly. I believe this one is a corn lily, quite common in these parts…

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… and here we have a may apple.

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There are many things to notice in Whitehead Crossing, and here are two twinned trees that didn’t catch my eye until this day. Twins… a key subject to consider in absorbing new Crossing info for certain.

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Poison ivy has definitely sprouted, and this is another good reason to focus on Whitehead Crossing for my May hiking needs, since I kind of know where it grows there and can avoid it better. For example, I knew there was some poison ivy around what I’ve called the Poison Gate in past posts, where this picture was taken. I have to develop that particular aspect of Crossing mythology in a future post, aided by future photos no doubt.

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Nearby is a block shaped rock I also hadn’t really noticed until this day.

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Perhaps strange (or Strang?) clumps of green grass growing to the east of No Title Spring, in a place I’m tending to call Vineland or Vinland now for obvious reasons.

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And now just to the west of No Title Spring I found an object: What appears to be the rusted top of a spray can of some sort, buried top down in the dirt.

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Just above the spray can top, these rocks were spied. They appeared one on top of the other like this, and seemed matched. Turned out they were split parts of one rock in all likelihood. Because the two parts are almost identical, this adds to the twin motif of the week for sure. I’m also now identifying these matched stones with plates, perhaps connected to Joseph Smith’s Golden Plates uncovered in Mancester, New York or, especially, disciple James Strang’s similar discovery of the Voree Plates in Burlington, Wisconsin. More on this rather bizarre twist in The Crossing tale soon.

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Nearby fungi on a log.

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The Straightaway’s gateway hemlocks as seen from Matland’s Crocodile Rock. We are now at day 2 of my hiking week, or Wednesday. Another totally clear day to enjoy.

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Smaller rock on top of Crocodile Rock. Or is this Crocodile Rock instead? Where’s Eagle Rock, then? All this from the story behind Elton John’s first number one hit “Crocodile Rock”, and its psychic connections with Coahoma County, Mississippi. The picture is becoming clearer, but still much to be resolved.

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Old plastic pail nearby. As I think I’ve stated in a previous post, there are several such pails in Matland.

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Or is *this* Eagle Rock, the 3rd rock in a matching Matland set also containing Crocodile and Welcome Mat.

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(continued)

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4 Sticks star formation on a pine tree. Cute if perhaps not meaningful this time. But who knows with this wacky kooky place?

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Multiple trunked or branched tree beside 3rd stick. I need to talk to you’n’s about the numbering of the 4 Sticks. I’ve been calling the largest and southernmost of the 4 sticks proper the 1st Stick so far, I believe. But this may instead be called the 4th. If so, then Last Tree, pointed to by what is now the *1st* Stick instead of the 4th, becomes First Tree. Last to First, just like in a miraculous race. And this certainly is a miraculous place (if not a race).

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So this is 3rd Stick (foreground) and 4th Stick (background), a contrast in styles. 4th Stick is very straight and quite thick, or at least much thicker than the remaining 3 of its stick/log family. 3rd Stick is much less thick and considerably more curvy in nature, although overall still forming a pretty straight line. The bark texture is also rough and holey compared to the smooth 4th.

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Closeup of 3rd Stick.

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A mysterious alley of trees in 4 Sticks. I will probably say more about this soon.

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The pointed end of a fallen branch above the 4 sticks proper, as yet unnamed. The formation, to me, appears to resemble the head of a long thin animal. I’ll have to think of what animal more — not a boar I don’t believe, in checking Google images just now.

Not The Crocodile I don’t think, but I’m not as sure about eliminating that one.*

Notice also the white rock on the other side of the small tree from it.

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A big find for the day, or a re-finding if I remember correctly. I have no doubt of a name or an association in this case. This is definitely Pendulum Stick or just The Pendulum, which, like the branch that burdened Relieved Tree until only just recently, is a small, live tree holding part of a dead, fallen tree branch. But unlike the former, this relationship is much more fine tuned and balanced — the supported, dead branch actually waggles quite easily in any breeze, defining the name. And when I spotted this formation, I remembered it from before, since forgotten. I must have originally The Pendulum several years back. I’ve only known of Whitehead Crossing for about 4 years total. Once again, I’ll have more to say about this soon enough, most likely. Is it a 4 Sticks clock??

The below photo comes from the top of The Pendulum, where the supporting and supported branches are almost exactly the same circumference. The small twiglets projecting from the latter, holding up the former, are hidden from view here.

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And now the bottom of The Pendulum, where the supporting stick has narrowed considerably, and hovers several inches above the ground. In total, the supported stick may be about 3 feet long, but I haven’t made an exact measurement… yet.

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Looking by The Pendulum at First Tree (formerly Last Tree) and Next Tree behind it.

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Another unnamed rock nearby, on the upper reaches of the banks framing Whitehead Stream here.

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* I believe I’ll call this The Aardvark now, or just Double A (?). I figured out what animal’s snout it looks like.

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Mouse Island bedecked with spring violets. Hard to see the blooms in this photo, though.

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A mainly moss covered rock in The Weed (name subject to change), just east of Grey Seal and No Title Spring. There’s a black ant dragging what appears to be a caterpillar larvae across the central, bare region. From now on, perhaps, this will be Caterpillar Rock made famous by the brave black ant named John Gray, or maybe Sgt. John Gray. His ant home, damaged by my tromping this day unfortunately, may be called Brooksville if so. And if so, he and his colleagues also probably know of Norumbega or Norum and the attached No Title Spring. I don’t know why they wouldn’t.

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Nearby rock with interesting, heart shaped moss formation.

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The Pile, so named because it consists solely of a large pile of rocks. Did farmers of olden days create this pile after clearing fields? Or is this something pre-white man. Indian I’m talking about here. And of course there’s always The Aliens to consider.

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Sitting atop Grey Seal taking in the landscape. Very nice — lots to see (including a floating tree centering the below photo, not noticed before).

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A branch formation in The Weed reminding me of the spinning Manchester, England statue in a recent Falmouth series collage. Do you see the resemblance?

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Many more Whitehead Crossing pictures still to come this month!

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Strang Gang?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_J._Strang

In 1850 Strang proclaimed himself king, but not of the island itself. Rather, he claimed to be king over his church, which at that time contained most of the island’s inhabitants. He was crowned on July 8 of that year inside a large log “tabernacle” built by his followers, in an elaborate ceremony that featured a crown (described by one witness as “a shiny metal ring with a cluster of glass stars in the front”),[17] a red royal robe, a shield, breastplate, and wooden scepter. The Strangite tabernacle and Strang’s modest house are both long gone, as are the Strangite royal regalia, but a print shop built by his disciples remains—the only Strangite building left on Beaver. Today, it houses a museum dedicated to the island’s history.

Original post re the Strange Gang, soon to become the (correctly named) Strang Gang:

https://bakerbloch.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/out-and-about/

Then in the spring, they are admitted into 4 Sticks and not repelled as before. Lazy Sideburns Man is crowned King.

https://bakerbloch.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/whitehead-x-ing-revelations-3-2/

Coincidence? Then what about the Manchester statue in a recent Whitehead X-ing based collage? Is this a parallel with the Angel Moroni statue of Manchester, NY?

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Strange (sorry):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voree_Plates

Keith Thompson, of Manchester, England, alleges that the text on the plates matches Strang’s published translation. Although he did not identify the values of specific characters, Thompson claimed to have shown how words such as “and”, “in”, and “are” appear in multiple places.

What have I dug up?

http://www.burlingtonnews.net/talk-voreeplates.html

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Hucka D.:

The fairies of the land were Wilcoxin. Wilcocksin. Each and every one drank coffee, and at least the equivalent of 5 shots of expresso. The plates were found on the hill; the temple and the plates above them (on this hill) come as a set. This is the influence of Voree, and Strang as the correctly crowned successor to Smith. But in your story Strang is the twin brother of the parallel to Smith, who was killed or crushed by Hater the Cow in Erath over in Herman Park’s Sharieland. Now you know of at least another rocket which took the Strang Gang from Sharieland and Erath to Whitehead Crossing. Is this the same as Rock’s rocket? Now you have (at least) two. The Strang Gang is now at the center of 4 Sticks, and a King has been crowned before you knew of this real world Strang. Already you knew of the Mormon influence( in Whitehead X-ing). Now this is deepened.

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Thank you, Hucka D. We’ll talk more on this later.

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So…

… the Strang Gang, after the death of Lazy Sideburns Man by the hands hooves of Hater the Cow, used a rocketship to get out of Sharieland and into Whitehead Crossing. And they are separate from Rock?

Hucka D.:

Yes (pause).

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Lazy Sideburns Man wasn’t that lazy after all. He found the original set of golden plates.

Hucka D.:

True (another pause).

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Or was it the same set.

Hucka D.:

[It’s] Your story. Could be.

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We have to understand the nature of this Erath community at or near Heart Lake in Sharieland. On Earth Creek I believe.

Hucka D.:

Yup.

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How did they get the rocketship?

Hucka D.:

Rocketships to them are like covered wagons to the Mormons. The original ones.

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So they just bought some.

Hucka D.:

Yeah.

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Why did they choose Whitehead Crossing?

Hucka D.:

Why did Strang choose Burlington, Wisconsin?

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Vortex, then.

Hucka D.:

Yeah. They could detect that.

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The word Vorhee is fairly close to Vortex for a reason.

Hucka D.:

There was no[ equivalent to] Bear Island with this Gang of Strang. The year was 1973. Elvis was crowned King[ that year].

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So the — our Strang Gang heading to Whitehead Crossing and staying there is like Strang’s own gang heading to Wisconsin and staying put there and not having to move to Michigan.

Hucka D.:

It was about the twins, see. Twinning. Lazy Sideburns Man and his deceased twin, obviously. Think of Psychogumma.

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Marion Crane’s twin who was her sister in the movie. But in the synch it’s obvious this is the sister reborn, after her death earlier on. It’s… you go.

Hucka D.:

It’s death of vegetation in the Fall and rebirth in the Spring as well. Vernal. Leaf. Leaf Erick’s Son appears in the Spring, several weeks back.

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Hmmm… Leaf as the original original Whitehead X-ing explorer. He found Vinland. And then he found No Title Spring, which is the equivalent to the Norumbega River in reality. And he established a temple or fort there.

Hucka D.:

He knew of Grey Seal, although he didn’t put the Grey and the Seal together[ at that time]. Yes, Leaf was in Vineland or Vinland as it was later shortened to. He saw and also partially understood The Loop at the end of the Rainbow Line.

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Leaf in Ms. Avent could be Advent, like the advent or arrival of leaves.

Hucka D.:

Royce.

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Royce means something too.

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Then Leaf in Ga in White County, as in Ms. it’s in Greene. Pink nearby[ in Ga.]. And of course that’s a Winesap manifestation. White and pink are types of static noise. Masking noise.

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I believe our Leaf Erick’s Son landed near Grass or Reed Lake, Hucka.

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Strange 01

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noonan,_North_Dakota

Noonan was founded in 1907 and named after a family that had business, farm, and coal interests in the area. It was once known as “The White City” because of an ordinance requiring all buildings to be painted white.[6]

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Strange

Glenn Strange (August 16, 1899 – September 20, 1973) was an American actor who mostly appeared in Western films. He is best remembered for playing Frankenstein’s monster in three Universal films during the 1940s and for his role as Sam Noonan, the popular bartender on CBS’s Gunsmoke television series. Strange was of Irish and Cherokee descent and was a cousin of the Western film star and narrator Rex Allen.

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Life and career

Strange was born near Alamogordo in tiny Weed in Otero County, northeast of El Paso, Texas, some thirteen years prior to New Mexico gaining statehood. He was born as George Glenn Strange, the fourth child of William Russell Strange and the former Sarah Eliza Byrd. He was an eighth generation grandson of Pocahontas and John Rolfe of Jamestown, Virginia.

Strange grew up in tiny Cross Cut (formerly known as Cross Out) in Brown County (county seat: Brownwood), some fifty miles east of Abilene in West Texas.

Strange played the Monster a third time in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), with Chaney, Jr. and Bela Lugosi.

Noonan near Devine in Medina County, Texas. The only other US Devine, in Colorado, is just below Vineland, and Devine itself is listed with a lone variant name of Vineland. My thinking in respect to WH X-ing: Devine is a central place in The Crossing’s Vineland. Below Vineland is Weed — that was already predetermined. Now I know that our Strang or Strange is from Weed as well through Glenn Strange from Weed, NM, famous for his portrayals of Frankenstein’s monster and also the bartender Noonan from Gunsmoke.

Only other *Noonan* beside the one in Texas is in Divide Co., ND near a *Strange* Siding. How odd; how strange if I may be allowed.

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Whitehead X-ing Photos 01

We now move into the heart of Spring hiking season, and a more detailed look at The Crossing. What interesting things discovered this year! I’ve been looking back on WH X-ing notes from before, and they all seem to come mid to late Spring, and build upon each other in ways still not completely understood. We start with a hemlock near Maine Trail. And already I am unsure about a terminology: Is the *main* path around Martin Knob and past Whitehead Crossing the *Maine* Trail? Or is the Maine Trail just the pseudo-trail running through Whitehead X-ing itself, an offshoot of this overarching main trail? Decision time, then.

Or not.

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Nearby rock to the above pictured hemlock. No name for this either.

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Smaller rock next to it looking like a tombstone, one of many such rocks in the area.

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Just turning around in my place, I believe, I took this picture of rocks in rhododendron. I’m always on the lookout now for hidden cemeteries, gasp! But this isn’t one of ’em.

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Another rock in the same area. This is also just west of the old, grown up road that leads to Whitehead Crossing.

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Okay, what’s the name of the trail, baker? I ask myself. Is *this* the Maine Trail? Alright, I think it has to be. I’ll just have to rename the Whitehead X-ing trail something else. Hey… what about, duh, the Whitehead X-ing Trail? Or just Crossing Trail? At any rate, the latter is not quite fully mapped out. But the below pictured trail is now definitely (?) the Maine Trail. It passes through these rocks just uphill from the hemlock and accompanying stones in the above photos.

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This day I was confident enough in the healing progression of my back to hike up to the ridge above The Crossing, a climb of maybe 150 feet or so. On the way up I took this picture of another “tombstone” rock.

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Hiking up. Directly ahead is the Woods of Howl pine forest, traditionally haunted.

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On the crest of the ridge, with a bramble of briars clogging the far side. No possible way down through that.

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This is the top of the ridge, which forms a small peak separate from the main thrust of Martin Knob to the north and west. No name for it yet, unless I decide to call it Howl Knob. There are many fallen pines on this peak, and the upturned roots with their embedded rocks tend to form very interesting displays.

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A pointing branch indicated a quite peculiar pattern on one of the trees of this “Howl’s Peak”. Not sure still what this is. I’ll have to take a closer look soon, maybe this coming weekend.

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This root formation is found on the most central and fallen tree of the peak, basically bisected by the top.

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Another tombstone rock…

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… and more.

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More peculiar root formation perhaps, like an amorphous ghoul wearing some kind of hat.

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I couldn’t get a really good picture of what could be the largest, exposed root system on the peak. But here it is anyway.

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‘Nother one.

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I believe this is the end of that central peak tree again.

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Tombstone rocks once more.

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Central tree once again. This appears to be the tip top of the peak.

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Looking down the length of this tree toward the roots.

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On the other side of it, I spied what seemed to be a purposely positioned pile of bark. I’ll get back to that in a moment.

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There were some vines in the region, and the same species that inhabits Whitehead X-ing’s Vineland or Vinland.

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I took two rocks up to the peak, both found just off the Maine Trail, at what might have been the old entrance to what I’m calling the Dogpatch cemetery. I decided to leave one of these rocks, a more rounded one, on this peak, placing it in a depression in the ground and making sure I wasn’t crushing any small plants.

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Then I decided to move to rock under the base of a nearby fallen tree. It was only then that I realized this tree was the same one with the seemingly carefully placed pieces of bark upon it.

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I don’t think this to be an accident. It is a message. I’m not sure if the message is “merely”, “We knew you would come here,” or if there’s something deeper to it. I’m thinking the former. Two pieces might not have cut the deal. 3 pieces of a similar size, arranged like this, is beyond suspicion to me.

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The tree’s orange-y underbelly from more of a distance.

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More interesting rock found on the way down from Howl’s Knob and back to the Maine Trail.

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‘Nother object (star-like piece of wood) found in same area.

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More tombstone rocks. Things are everywhere!

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A neighborhood of mayapples.

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Another potentially important rock of the Whitehead X-ing area: Crushed Man Rock. It exists just up the Howl’s Knob ridge from the Main Trail, a bit west and north of The Crossing proper. We’ll come back to that.

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Bright orange tree trunk rot.

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Back on the edges of Whitehead X-ing now, on the old road formerly leading into it.

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The road is totally clogged with rhododendrons in several spots, including toward its beginning where it forks off from Maine Trail.

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Perhaps the remains of an old toy avatar fort just off this road.

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Line of rocks leading into the heart of The Crossing. We’ve discussed these rocks a bit before here. Still no name for them yet.

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A quartz formation on one of the larger rocks of this line-up, perhaps the largest overall. Again: no name yet.

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Close up.

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Split second later comes this close up in sun.

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Old, rotten pots near Hucka Doobie’s 50 bottles.

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And here we come to another oddity. How did this pine cone get trapped by these 2 branches simultaneously? Fact is, it most likely couldn’t; someone or something placed it there. We must first turn to an alien style explanation of course. Yes, I believe it to be (yet another) sign from The Other in The Woods.

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This is the east part of the larger of the 2 sticks holding the cone. The upturned end of the stick at the top of this photo creates a more unusual Crossing formation called The Aardvark, or perhaps just Double A.

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Here’s the same from a slightly higher camera angle. To the right is The Pendulum Stick already discussed before here.

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Longer cone trapping stick looking the other direction, or toward the west. Pine cone itself exists upper left center.

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Long Stick (think I’ll just name it that) bends several smaller trees with its weight. Interesting effect.

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The Aardvark accompanied by a little white rock, on the other side of the small tree from it. Just to note: together this tree and Aardvark make an “X”, as in The Crossing itself. Microcosm of some sort?

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Other oddities now: The multi-colored yarn left in the tiny Rainbow Forest between First and Second Trees has created kind of “children” clusters of thread. I don’t know how this happened on the surface, but I’ll leave a small place for rational explanation here. But I don’t think there is one. The Other has left yet another calling card.

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Here’s another, similar example, this time of a blue-green hue.

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Peculiarly symmetrical stick laying on the forest floor nearby.

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Looking toward Long Branch and The Aardvark/Double A. Also you can better see the crossing effect this Aardvark has with a neighboring tree: a distinct “X”. Pendulum Branch is right center; we are looking from the position just in front of First Tree here, I would suspect.

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This is First Stick (pointing to First Tree), which has been doubled by another, similar sized fallen branch sometime during my 4 year interaction with Whitehead X-ing oddities. This makes a distinctive “V”.

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Another peculiarity: a perfectly balanced stick on a log was found just east of First Tree.

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Carolina hemlocks of 4 Sticks.

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Pocket Rock, Grey Feather, and First Hole. An oracle rock? (probably)

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So many things to see, so many things to learn about The Crossing. Like this tree: Is this Marked Tree? At any rate it lies within what I’m calling Weed or perhaps The Weed, for obvious reasons. And the weeds are sprouting up quickly in the greening forest.

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A central limb formation of The Weed, as yet unnamed like much else in the area. I’m tempted to call it The Angel or Winged Angel.

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The Angel is actually another upturned root of a tree, twinned in this case, and perhaps of the tulip/poplar species I’m guessing because of their straightness.

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And here are more obvious tulip/poplar trees, at the heart of the Contemplation Loop.

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This flower, found just off the Contemplation Loop, may be Gay Wings, but that’s just a guess.

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Looking down the length of Little Whitehead Stream, as I’ve done so many times before now.

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Another classic Whitehead X-ing photo: the pot near Rock’s Meadow from the personal trail connecting The Crossing with Maine Trail.

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The rock I use to cross Whitehead Stream, still on the way to Maine Trail.

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Another shot of Hucka D.’s old Beehive entrance.

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Back on Maine Trail.

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Small rock carn greets me at the beginning of the Maine Trail, heading toward Whitehead X-ing once more.

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But today, as was the case with the last visit I believe, I didn’t even make it to Crossing proper but got sidetracked on Howl’s Ridge. Below is a quite interesting, long and low rock on the western edge of the forest, a rock I seem to run into during almost every recent visit to this ridge. Magnet Rock might be a good name due to this attraction property. Low Rock is another possibility, or Long Rock. Whatever, it’s by far the largest rock found near the Woods of Howl.

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Here’s the thick of that piney woods. Sir Roger Pine Ridge would probably feel right at home here.

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Here one of those amazing Crossing area finds: I emerged from the Woods of Howl on the north side of the ridge, following a faint but obvious path through upper part of these woods. Then the path continued downhill, *cut through a thicket of rhododendron*. It was obvious that someone put a lot of work into this path. But where did it lead? I had rough ideas when I headed downhill through it (still cautious of my wonky back, since I was suppose to avoid downhill walking when I was more in the early healing stages). On and on it went, chopped through rhodododedron, and still a path in pretty good shape although I can’t imagine who would use it.

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Angular set of rocks encountered on the path, which I’m calling the 4th Way, since it has become the 4th pathway into The Crossing.

The path became steeper toward its terminus. Soon I was on flat ground, and spied a large house through the trees. I knew where I was. The path continued between this house and another, smaller house, which I’ve earmarked for further investigation. A nesting spot for woodsy aliens?

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Large rock just beyond end of path, where it meets a dirt road. Almost hieroglyphic in nature.

The house at the end of the path in question. Beautiful setting, no?

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Another day, another Whitehead Crossing area hike. This day I simply had to head up to Howl’s Ridge to investigate that super mysterious seeming 4th Way path again. Who made it? Who if anyone maintains or even walks it these days? Why was it made (since it only seeems to lead to the Woods of Howl, with nothing within)? Also, the night before I found out that the path is actually not in Frank Park (or Herman Park) but lies on private property, and the same property that the smaller of the 2 houses at the end is situated upon. The tax value of the house and property seemed way too low for all the acreage (over 16). What was I dealing with here?

But for the below photo, we’re still on the way up to the Woods of Howl. A quite large, gray snake is at the base of that dead tree. I don’t see many snakes that large in these parts — mostly I encounter garter snakes and the like. However, this one had to be 6 feet in length. It was obviously trying to stay warm in its patch of sun on this rather cold, spring day in the mountains. I think it may be a young blacksnake but I wasn’t quite sure. It wasn’t poisonous; I knew that. The dead tree automatically becomes Snake Tree until if and when I think of a better name.

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Faint but pretty tracable trail leading up to the ridge and past the big snake.

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There’s some poison ivy on the ridge, but it can be fairly easily avoided.

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What I did this day is attempt to figure out where that path across the ridge leads to. It seems to dead end in the rhododendron I stand away from of while taking the below picture, a large-ish rock acting as aterminus sentinel of sorts. Mocking or Mock Rock?

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The path didn’t seem to continue past the rhododendron. I’ll have more to say about this mysterious end soon enough. I believe it could be a haunted path.

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It was on this day that I visited a side ridge of Howl’s Ridge that seems to have become a personal center in the woods, and also appears to have a separate energy from Whitehead Crossing. Smaller and separate — more personal. Look at the beautiful ladyslipper that greeted me when I reached the flat part of this side ridge. And more were just around the corner!

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This is the center of the area: a type of parallelogram of small trees near a large pine tree on the edge of surrounding rhododendron. I do not have a name for the tree yet, but it is another center.

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Rock in the area: tempted to call it Tooth or Toothy Rock for obvious reasons. Maybe Snaggletooth Rock.

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There are 3 large piles of rocks on the slope nearby. I believe Hucka D. is warning me off about using these rocks for some type of art happening.

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Low or Long Rock again, not far up the hill from Ladyslipper Ridge (prelim. name).

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My back feeling better and better almost each day, I decided to risk a steeper descent to the head of Whitehead Stream. It’s White Head, then? This interesting tree was found nearby. Not sure of the species.

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This is the actual head of the stream.

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Nearby logs, one of which which appears to create the visage of an approaching dragon or huge snake in the below photo.

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Old overturned pot found at the source, which appears very similar (a double?) to the one just down the stream found in a number of earlier Crossing photos, most recently in this one.

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Head of Whitehead Stream again. Getting very green in the woods now.

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Small campsite near Maine Trail just downstream. The head or source of the stream lies perhaps a football field west of where it meets this trail.

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Beautiful day here in Blue Mountain fer sure!

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