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Herman Park October 19, 2011

FINALLY, a map of Herman Park showing all these fabulous locations I’ve talked about in this blog for years now. Included are the recently mentioned Wealthy Mtn. locations of

Tinsity/Green Oz Creek
Quartz Brook
Michael Too (Abandoned? Campsite)
BROOK TOO or Brook Too
Lost Valley (BROOK flows through here)

Also included are the historic locations on CREEK or TILE Creek, including Hand Spring (source of TILE Creek), New Hope, Jonesborough, Meeting Rock, 1st Tree/Great Meadow, and Drink Lake.

Other shown locations, featured in their own blog sub-categories, are Gnirps/Fox Brook (far right) and STREAM (top), both on or very near limits of the park.

Frank and Herman Park crop up in many creative guises, including the Newton series collage “Frank and Herman, Einstein!” (also known as “Charles, Currier and, Burl”).

The flat top of Herman Munster’s head represents a particularly clear borrowing. The lightning bolt shaped scar on his head may also symboliz TILE Creek itself, from Hand Spring high up on Yards Mtn. to Drink Lake bordering the town of Boulder. Then again, maybe not. At any rate, it’s obvious that *Frank*enstein stands in for Herman’s immediate and similar-sized neighbor to the west, Frank Park. Is Einstein, then, Boulder to their south?

Distance between Yards Mtn. and Wealthy Mtn. on this map, the 2 major peaks within the park, is about 1 1/2 miles.


Finally! Out and About… March 20, 2010

Meeting Rock, mentioned a couple of times already in this blog. Doesn’t look all that impressive on the outside, but there’s a small opening on the top, hidden by rhododendron here, where the supposed meeting was held that gives the rock its past/present/future fame.

We’ll be coming back to this important rock and meeting place soon enough, I suspect. I’ll attempt to create a Frank/Herman Park map shortly as well.

Moving to STREAM and nearer my home, I was initially quite disappointed and frankly shocked to find what appeared to be this playhouse stuck on a rock at one of the my most important local spots, which I call Harrisonia. But once more there may be more than meets the eye here. Upon closer inspection, I was rather impressed and relieved at the time to find the small house, no longer than 6 feet, was built on a rock bared by an uprooted tree not felled by human hands.

Center of Harrisonia about 30-40 yards north. STREAM is just behind me as I take this picture.

Upon checking, I’m not really sure why I’ve never mentioned Harrisonia in this blog before, nor the neighboring True Labyrinth and False Labyrinth. But I haven’t. Time to rectify that obviously gross error of sorts with more pictures and related text.


Pulling Further Out… April 19, 2008

Very important map to me above, or information it relates. Here we have relationship of 3 types of streams according to length and flow: CREEK, STREAM, and RIVER. These types are represented by the 3 pink lines superimposed on the map.

Let’s start with CREEK, which is the topmost (right) pink line. CREEK has the smallest volume of flow of any of the three. It lies basically within a park from source to mouth, thus is *fully protected*. In other places outside this blog I call it TILE Creek, but here I’ll refer to it as CREEK, leaving the capitalization in but shifting the emphasis. It is *the* creek. I have referred to it as the Ganges of my mythology. But now there are others, I think, that must be entered into the overall picture.

Let’s take RIVER next. Like CREEK, RIVER flows through a protected park, but not the same park as that which protects CREEK. Instead it is a neighboring/bordering park, which happens to form a 7:6 ratio of overall area with the first mentioned park. This is the aforementioned Frank Park. Only a small portion of its overall flow lies within Frank. It is represented by the lowest of the 3 pink lines in the map above. To remind readers, RIVER is the place where we’ve photographed around 3 potential past/present/future portals between virtual reality and reality reality, with one almost confirmed.

Now let’s move to STREAM, which occupies a middle ground between RIVER and CREEK. CREEK represents the smallest flow of water, but has the reciprocal benefit, shall we say, of being fully protected. That is its strength. RIVER is much less protected overall. Only a small portion of the overall length falls within one of the two parks in the area. Yet it contains the most flow by far of the 3 waterways mentioned here, and also is probably the most photogenic, which is one reason I’ve been focusing on it in this blog so far.

STREAM, represented by the pink line to the left on the map above and occupying a middle ground between the two, in effect, represents a mix of the two. Like CREEK, its source lies in a protecting park, and the same which protects the whole of CREEK essentially. I call this Herman Park; its number is 6. But unlike CREEK, STREAM rather quickly passes out of this protecting park into unprotected lands, where it is threatened by man and progress/development. It is a tributary, in whole, to the RIVER, which it serves in this respect. Its flow at this mouth is between that of CREEK on one side and RIVER on the other. It is a medium sized flow.

But I should also clarify here that when STREAM meets RIVER at the mouth of STREAM, they really aren’t STREAM and RIVER anymore but revert to their mundane names. This is because they are out of the magical protection and resonation of CREEK. The three resonate as one, with CREEK having the most strength and guidance because of the fully protected status. CREEK, in effect I suppose, determines STREAM and RIVER and the length thereof.

Although STREAM lies mostly outside of Herman Park, it is still protected in pockets along its course. The area behind my house represents one of these pockets, and is seen on the above map as a more extreme meander midway through its magical flow.

STREAM has also been pictured in this blog in posts … and … It represents my backyard, shall we say, or close enough to call it such. It is more or less a center for an older mythology than one now transpiring in Herman and also Frank Park.

So now I’ve presented that overall picture, which I can fill in more.


no further than my own backyard, 1 April 4, 2008









“Blinker’s good enough.” (Baker B., 1/22/08, upon choosing surname for SL birthday) March 29, 2008

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