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Too>Three October 20, 2011

Filed under: BROOK,Green Oz Creek/Tinsity,Quartz Brook,Uncategorized,Wealthy Mountain — baker Blinker @ 7:23 am

bb:

Hucka D., I went to the public library today and found a Bones DVD with the episode The Man with the Bone. Thought it significant, so returned with the wife after work only to find that someone else had rented it out.

Hucka D.:

Wallace[3] does not want you to find that yet.

bb:

So I rented 5 DVDs, the max at one time, with Bones not included among them.

Hucka D.:

What replaced it? Might be important.

bb:

Umm, not Singing in the Rain. Not Mr. Bean. Not Grapes of Wrath. Not Stonereader.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Stonereader. Mossman.

bb:

Maybe. But I’m thinking of [pause] nah, it’s not that other one.

Hucka D.:

You were going to ask of Wealthy Mtn. and Oz and The Portal. The Portal was opened by Lisa the Super Rich Vegetarian at The Aisle on Quartz Brook. She projected Her Self There as a Golden One. It is like the Black Lodge ‘cept it’s not. When she did this — projection — Tinsity became a part of the Oz Globe but within The Moon. That’s why Wallace3 was there, similarly from The Moon of Jeogeot. In this way, Oz and Jeogeot coordinate.

bb:

Interesting.

Hucka D.:

What of Michael Too and Brook Too?

bb:

Er, I don’t know. (pause)

Hucka D.:

You must find out.

bb:

OK.

Hucka D.:

To get to Three you must pass through Too.

bb:

Maybe I should find the Ethopian woman writer/diarist he spoke of.

Hucka D.:

What else?

bb:

Visit the other campsite. Michael One (?)

Hucka D.:

No one else really cares[ that much] about Michael. He has been quarantined. (pause)

bb:

Did he…

Hucka D. (quickly):

*Yes.*

bb:

He knew the magic of Lost Valley as well, then.

Hucka D.:

Absolutely. He spoke to spirits. Through the quartz, through the crystals.

bb:

But we should call him Michael Too.

Hucka D.:

Michael Brooks is the patron spirit of Wealthy Mtn., along with Lisa of course.

bb (after googling “Michael Brooks”):

So that should be his name.

Hucka D.:

Mike Brooks.

bb:

This is pre-blog info but also post-blog. Now.

Hucka D. (continuing):

Michael Brooks The Second.

bb:

What is the mystery of Lost Valley?

Hucka D.:

Hidden treasure. Out of inner city pressure.

bb:

Well I’ll be. New listing, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

All up in the air right now. A New Guy ghost deal-i-o.

bb (thinking back):

Michael Brooks, eh?

Hucka D.:

Grounded. Gold. Yellow. Grounded.

bb:

So that would be Skillet. Skillet Swamp, the [same as the] monster which guards the Gold.

Hucka D.:

These Too are One.

bb:

Oh, and that’s yet another source of the NEW (!)

Hucka D.:

New Guy, yeah. Needs to be taken to The River.

bb:

Who is Shark, then?

Hucka D.:

Society. Insanity. Inciety. Inner City. Pressure.

bb:

The thing that kills, that saps the life force.

Hucka D.:

The Black Behind. Sucking everything. There is nothing but.

bb:

‘Cept it’s not.

223. OMG, that’s the width of the image! AND, it’s 2.23 KB in size (!!). How is that possible?

MICHAEL TOO, BROOK TOO, WALLACE3/TINSITY

 

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
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.

 

Wealthy Mtn., 05: Quartz Brook October 8, 2011

Filed under: Quartz Brook,Wealthy Mountain — baker Blinker @ 6:36 am

Moving along the same carriage road, in the main, and reaching the field containing the head of Quartz Brook in only a couple of minutes. Green Oz can almost be said to border the Quartz Brook region, or at least their drainage basins are adjacent.

Tree sans leaves near source of Quartz Brook.

Shot of setting sun from a bank above Quartz Brook, moving back down Wealthy Mtn. toward the car again. I brought my flashlight just in case darkness caught up with me before reaching it.

Grassy area alongside Quartz Brook. I’ll have more to say about this whole area soon enough. Complicated topography.

There’s the odd oval of grass again.

Amazing, golden sunset light illuminating The Aisle and nothing else in the immediate area. I felt it had to be a sign of some sort. “You’ve got the right place, bud.”?

Center of The Aisle.

Projecting My Self back into The Aisle.

Eyeball Rocks watch as I leave the Quartz Brook valley and dive into the rhododendron again, quickly making my way down to the car in the dimming light.

 

Wealthy Mtn., 02: Quartz Brook > Green Oz Creek (Upper)

Filed under: Green Oz Creek/Tinsity,Quartz Brook,Wealthy Mountain — baker Blinker @ 6:16 am

Back at Quartz Brook again and the ultra-mysterious if small grove of mainly beech trees in the middle of what was apparently once a cow pasture according to older topographic maps. This is, of course, the pivot point for the toy avatar/plastic people experiments of super-rich Lisa the Vegetarian after she resurrected herself from the dead through the power of vast and perhaps unlimited amounts of money.*

The first Plastic Man was her father, Homer. The first Plastic Person. From Person comes People: Plastic. This is the passageway through Blood Drive, with hell to pay for.

A beech branch stuck to a beech tree but otherwise unrelated. Told you this place was odd!

More evidence of oddity: a tiny tree still grows sideways across the center of the passageway even when almost broken in two at its base.

Queer oval of grass otherwise unlike any of the vegetation in the area. This is a stone’s toss west of The Aisle, as we’ll perhaps begin to call it.

Moving now to nearby Green Oz Creek, we enter the valley through a side road that degrades into a weed clustered pathway within this goldenrod bespeckled meadow. This has also been noted as Chigger Grass Meadow in this blog already, the place the swamp monster Abbadon was taken for exercise and restful play to reduce stress.

A currently unnamed rock in the northern part of Green Oz, the mostly meadowed region the creek that runs through its center is named after. Green Oz is fairly evenly divided into 2 parts, sometimes locally referred to Greenup and Yellow Down. Greenup represents the upper part according to elevation, per its name, and Yellow Down is the lower section. Green Oz Creek itself begins high up on Wealthy Mtn., probably at about 4200 feet or so, and descends rather steeply into Green Oz from the northeast. The passage through Green Oz is relatively flat in comparison, or a drop from under 4000 to about 3900 in around a 1000 feet.

Piles of rock in part of the stream bed, currently dry.

What Hucka D. is stating use to be an old bridge across Green Oz Creek, about in the middle of Greenup. In other words, he’s stating this is part of the evidence that toy avatars were indeed in the area, and perhaps still are even.

Skillet Swamp, already talked about in this blog in connection to Tinsity and the Abbadon monster.** From this swamp emits the tiny stream called Olive Branch that runs directly beside the site of Tinsity.

Greenup and Yellow Down are separated by a rhododendron choked region called Dark Space, which I know now was also called Brownie. Although there is something of a path beside Green Oz Creek through here, you have to stoop down to avoid getting your eye poked out by a rhododendron branch.

To Yellow Down!

—–

* We also know that this money is connected to Golden Josephine, who was once a man. And money was all in rubles at first.

** To remind: Hucka D. and I have theorized that the swamp and the Abbadon monster may be one and the same. See here, for instance.

 

new Pietmond gallery, but just a structure so far… October 3, 2011

Filed under: Green Oz Creek/Tinsity,Pietmond,Quartz Brook,Wealthy Mountain — baker Blinker @ 8:37 am

I call it, logically enough, Galactic Gallery. Should be fun to try to find art to fill up with.

Prelim. shots:

Hucka D.:

Nice to see a new gallery in Pietmond, baker b. Good night to you.

bb:

Thanks Hucka D. How are you tonight?

Hucka D.:

Well. Well… better run.

bb:

Don’t want to talk about Quartz Mountain. Sorry: *Wealthy Mountain.”

Hucka D (turning around):

Oh.. yeah… I’ll talk about that (!)

bb:

I have a feeling that… well, first I have to get a name for the creek I want to discuss, on the other side of the high meadow from Quartz Brook.

Hucka D.:

Gallonz Creek, because it has 4 times the water of Quartz.

bb:

Interesting. Maybe Gal-LONZ. French pronunciation.

Hucka D.:

Maybe.

Interesting also that Gallonz divided into 2 fairly well defined parts by the Dark Space.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Lisa found that interesting as well.

bb:

That’s Lisa the Vegetarian of course. She owned all of Wealthy Mtn., Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

Not quite all. (pause)

bb:

And Gallonz has one small but probably legit waterfall on it. A cascade more, I suppose.

Hucka D.:

And a rock. And a swamp you found just today. Many names in that area. How to uncover them?

Hucka D.:

Petro.

bb:

That a name for one of the colonies there?

Hucka D.:

Deliverance. Hold on…

Gallonz:

I am two in one. I am two quartz divided by a dark space.

bb:

Hi Gallonz. Do you know Michael Too?

Gallonz:

There are two Quartz in Gallonz. Two Quartz that rule. Rulership. Frog to prince to egg to bird.

bb:

I might know what two pieces of quartz you are talking about, Gallonz.

Gallonz (correcting):

Gal-LONZ.

bb:

Right. I’ll pronounce it like that, then.

Gallonz:

I have an interesting history. Lisa could not quite wrap her brain around it.

bb:

So you’re the thing she could not quite own on Wealthy Mtn?

Gallonz:

She had enough for Quartz but not 2 Quartz. Gallonz.

bb:

What is the Dark Space?

Gallonz:

A separation of two Quartz. A buffer zone.

—–

Gallonz:

You went to Gallonz instead of Oz. Always remember that.

bb:

I saw Oz characters in the parking lot on the way back from the coffee shop, Gallonz. They seemed mysterious.

Gallonz:

The man did not want to go. The two ladies did.

bb:

You seem to have considerable precient powers, Gallonz.

Gallonz:

Green Oz Mountain. That’s what Wealthy Mountain was originally called. It was the land of Green Oz.

bb:

Again: interesting. Oz related to Ounce, I suppose. Like Quartz and Gallonz.

Gallonz:

Green Oz is the name of the creek, sorry. Because a Green Oz is the same as a Gallon.

bb:

Here’s a theory[ then]. Maybe I already know the names of the communities on the creek. Maybe it’s, er, Spider, Skillet, Square, Shark, Roostre, Mousie, Minnie…

Gallonz:

Not quite, no.

bb:

OK.

Gallonz:

There are 2 Quartz in a Gallonz and a Green Oz is a Gallon.

bb (further guessing):

Swamp Squirrel?

 

A-maze-ing September 23, 2011


The Wealthy Mtn. mini-maze.


Wealthy Mtn.: Quartz Brook.

bb:

Hucka D., it is rumored now that Laurie Metcalf of Roseanne fame visited Greenhead, birthplace of bees, to try to help undo the damage her Great Aunt inflicted on that community. Uncle Joe and Aunt Zoe together plugged up that hole, and the bees were separated from their beloved Frank Park.

Hucka D.:

I know all about that, thanks. Yes, I pointed you to Laurie Metcalf, who will visit or has visited or is presently visiting Greenhead. Thanks again. She is going through a tough time. She is plugging a hole herself, but to the heart. Death, heart. We, the Bees, are helping by sending her to Greenhead in Timescape. She will see the unfortunate consequences of humans Uncle Joe and Aunt Zoe on the community past/present/future.

bb:

Guess there is a bit of resemblance going on there, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

They are the same.

bb:

Nah, couldn’t be. Their lives overlap for a couple of years in the ’50s.

Hucka D.:

Oh.

bb:

But back to Greenhead and the damage done there by Uncle Joe and Aunt Zoe. That seems to be a sort of solid fiction developing, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

As you have also now guessed, Laurie has acquired the “The Curse of an Akins Heart.”

bb:

Aching?

—–

It must have something to do with Tin City that has just come up. AKIN. The humans, Aunt and Uncle, must have wanted that Gold. Skillet Gold. YES. YES. Bling. YEAH. It was in the opposite corner of the humans, meaning it had nothing to do with humans. Squirrels, instead? ALCHEMY. But not witchcraft? NO. (pause) GOODNIGHT VIOLET. That’s the county map you gave to Violet, the last time Baker Bloch saw her. I AM NOT HUCKA. Who, then? HUCKA II. And Hurla too? YES. Are you like Scoobie Doo? Perhaps from Coolville or Coolsville? STOP.

 

Wealthy Mtn., 02 September 20, 2011

Filed under: Quartz Brook,Wealthy Mountain — baker Blinker @ 7:10 am

Better shot of the symmetrical triangle effect created by 2 fallen limbs next to Quartz Brook. I promise to make a map of the area asap.

Another repeat shot from the former post on this subject below.

Fog near the top of Wealthy Mtn. made for some interesting shots even with my limited photography skills.

Fork in a carriage road on a ridge extending from the top of Wealthy Mtn. The left represents an entrance into a small maze or labyrinth. The right hand road…

… continues to follow the ridge toward another great mountain pasture with excellent views of the surrounding hills.

Big find of the day, however: a campsite on another, lower ridge offshooting *this* ridge, formerly inhabited by a person I simply know as Michael, with no attached, last name. Not that I know this person well, only enough to understand that he may not be in the region any longer — still trying to track down this story. Michael has also been brought up several times in this blog, and the subject of him actually being a Mossman-in-disguise (doubtful) has been broached once by Hucka D. and I. The campsite is fascinating, whatever…

… including this rather clear sign (quartz crystal in center of only table of the compound) that Michael also knows something about the activities of Lisa the Vegetarian in the region, perhaps centered around Quartz Brook.

Shots of grassy parts of the ridge in the fog while heading back up to the maze road from the campsite.

 

Herman Park, Wealthy Mountain September 17, 2011

Several great hikes on Wealthy Mtn. to chronicle for this blog. We start, however, along TILE Creek, specifically where one of the many old carriage roads in the park runs next to Meeting Rock, considerably discussed here as a probable meeting place of the several known species of toy avatars, plus more, even (beavers? bees?, SL avatars even?).

Like Wealthy Mtn., Meeting Rock lies within the borders of the approximately 3600 acre Herman Park near our home in Blue Mountain. The below photo was instead taking from Herman Park’s immediate neighbor to the west, Frank Park, which is even slightly larger at about 4200 acres. The site below, although far away from any current habitation, contains a row of boxwoods that belies a previous human presense here, as do the remains of rock walls nearby.

We move now to Wealthy Mtn. itself, and a picture of the many rocks found on its slopes.

Rocks with fungus on same.

Ditto.

A field on Wealthy Mtn. starting to show off the rich colors of early fall.

A shot of Quartz Brook that runs from the meadow pictured above toward Frank Park and Spoon Fork. Quartz Brook has become a focus of attention for toy avatar research recently.

Very nearby we find direct evidence for toy avatar activity in the area, which blog sage Hucka D. has attributed to Lisa the Vegetarian and her attempts to establish the first avatar community in the region. I’ll have to get clarification from Hucka D. on all that very soon. Mental note here, then.

Sorry for the out-of-focus pictures ending this post, but I felt it important to include some major finds of the day, like this rock apparently placed on purpose atop a stump just west of where the above picture was taken. Is this another aspect of Lisa V.’s efforts?

 

I’m *still* in RL sometimes… October 31, 2010

Actually I’ve been hiking considerably more in RL (real life) lately than in SL (Second Life), because it’s been so pretty. 3 nice weekends in a row now.

The first picture comes from weekend before last: a neat waterfall on a stream tumbling off the side of Grandaddy Mtn., about 15 miles away from our real world dwelling unit. It’s about a 15 foot drop, maybe more. This stream is not on any official path. In other words, I had to do some open woods hiking to get to it.

Moving closer to home, then, in Herman Park, and the very beginning of what I’m calling Quartz Brook. I’ve known about this small stream for years and years and years, but only recently have discovered two interesting quartz rocks not far down the mtn. from this source containing crystal formations I can’t recall finding in such distinction before. And both from the same exact location. I’ll hopefully have more on Quartz Brook soon. My personal feeling is that it may have become the focus for some kind of toy mythology revival over Whitehead Crossing. Part of this is because of the “Michael Problem.” I may have more to say about that as well.

Meadow above Quartz Creek, on the side of Wealthy Mtn. (perhaps another blog subcategory!). An abandoned spiral road leads to the top of this mtn., and on an even more abandoned side road lies a mini-maze you can walk on a smaller hillock. There’s a similar but larger (and better known ) road maze in Herman Park as well, but several miles away from here and not on the same mtn.

Perhaps mysterious row of bent rhododendron near Quartz Brook (Quartz Run?).

Shot of Grandaddy Mtn. from the road atop Wealthy Mtn. Nice. Leaves are just past their peak at this time.

The final two photos are of zigzaggy quart patterns found on two separate rocks in neighboring vales to the one containing Quartz Run. I’m tempted to call these “Serpent Stones” for obvious reasons.

Just today I made a very interesting excursion on the lower half of Greenhead Creek, opposite of its head if you will. Unfortunately I didn’t take my camera. I’ll attempt to do better tomorrow, which promises to be an equally beautiful day. I also want to include pictures of those quartz crystals I mentioned at the first of this post.