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#21 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 09:20 PM

My friend , Gerry Williams, once told me after his studio fire, that the best thing out of that experience was the loss of his glaze notebooks. In hindsight at this level of my pottery life, I can agree with him. I am feeling rather limitless in this new direction and a cleansing of my studio. It is a good thing. Looking forward to Spring and new beginnings.
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Posted 28 November 2016 - 12:28 AM

NINETY DEGREES!!!  as i sit here in my doubled socks, turtleneck shirt and heavy wool sweater with my nose dripping.  the thermostat is at 70 degrees and for me, anything under 75 is cold.


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Posted 28 November 2016 - 12:46 AM

Never got out of the middle  50s today and rained two inches here at studio last 24 hours. Years total rainfall since October 1st is over 17 inches -did I mention I live in rainforest .


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#24 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 06:42 AM

Good for you Marcia. Montana is a beautiful state. I spent many moons after graduating in and around the Flathead Lake area.
Fond memories...and yeah, your gonna need a heater ;)

I lived in Montana for 31 years. I was never happier, healthier or more productive. Looking forward to it. Already ordered heater for the studio!
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Posted 28 November 2016 - 06:44 AM

Never got out of the middle  50s today and rained two inches here at studio last 24 hours. Years total rainfall since October 1st is over 17 inches -did I mention I live in rainforest .

Mark,
My mother-in-law lives in Fairfield. I hope the rain means an end to the draught.
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Posted 28 November 2016 - 06:45 AM

Good for you Marcia. Montana is a beautiful state. I spent many moons after graduating in and around the Flathead Lake area.
Fond memories...and yeah, your gonna need a heater ;)

I lived in Montana for 31 years. I was never happier, healthier or more productive. Looking forward to it. Already ordered heater for the studio!
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Posted 28 November 2016 - 10:41 AM

Anyone out there tired of their rain you can send it on over to Georgia, around here it's been over 40 days with no rain. We normally get more rain than Seattle so it's pretty dire. There are forest fires burning in the counties just north of me, they've been burning for a few weeks now. I wake up to what looks like fog but is actually smoke filling the valley where it just seems to sit, makes it very difficult to breathe, am worried about the hubby he has been sick since the smoke moved in. We are all monitoring the direction it's moving while hoping, praying, chanting, dancing for rain. There is a complete fire ban in affect and a limited water usage in effect. I'm just south of the headwaters for the Chattahoochee and every day I walk by the river and see it dry up even more... wonder how long before it stops flowing entirely.

Thankfully it is no longer 90 degrees it's finally hitting the 20-30 degree rain but we REALLY need the rain!

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 11:06 AM

Its still drought in so cal and Fairfield is middle Cal-so they got some rain but are not out of the wood yet . I live 6 hours north of fairfield and its another climate here on the coast.Our rain is 258% of normal for now.


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#29 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 07:25 PM

down here the average is 27" /yr and Montana is about 9".
Snow just evaporates with chinooks...warm sw winds over the mountains.
and loooowww humidity...not 90-100% with dew pouring off the roof in the morning.
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Posted 04 December 2016 - 10:08 AM

Marcia:

In honor of your soon to be move, and the recent post about music in the studio: I have put together a play list while driving.  Feel free to add to it.

 

On the Road Again.... Willy Nelson

I'm Leaving on A jet plane.....  Mama's & Papas

Anticipation.. Carly Simon

The Road.. Jackson Browne

Never come this way again... Seals & Crofts

By the time I get to Phoenix.... Glen Campbell  (not related to Chris)

Long Lonesome Road..... sorry,, forgot.. been too long since I heard it.

Folsom Prison Blues.  Johnny Cash........ a warning in case you lead foot it.

Long Lonesome Highway....sorry,, forgot who sung that one too.

 

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 10:36 AM

Long Lonesome Road by C.W. McCall

 

Long Lonesome Highway by Michael Parks


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Posted 04 December 2016 - 08:13 PM

https://www.theweath...ntana/red-lodge

 

About the same as here (Calgary) . You can get a real tree for Christmas with real snow - not like the funny added "snow" I saw in California!



#33 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 12:41 AM

NErd,
Come Monday Jimmy BUffet, or Livingston on a Sat. Night Buffet. Or Taking the Long way home by Dixie Chics. or Cowboy , Take me away
Or Dylan's Girl from the North Country
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Posted 05 December 2016 - 02:02 PM

Glad you're moving back.  You never complained but I always thought south Texas was not optimal for you.



#35 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 02:49 PM

Thanks. I am overjoyed to be moving back to Montana where the great surroundings of natural vitality have been my muses through experiencing being alive in such a place!
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Posted 30 December 2016 - 04:57 PM

Waiting for the Electrician

Got my electrics into the kiln shed. Snow is now coming down hard. will remove the overhead wooded storage.
Shelves are stowed, tile setters stowed too. My big raku kiln will go on the cart the oval is on/ I can store it inside with the rest of the kilns.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 07:12 PM

I remember 212 well, years ago lost the brakes on my Ford Taurus wagon heading to Billings. On our way to North Dakota with my sister's family in another vehicle. They went on ahead while we had new brakes put onto the Taurus. The Taurus was known for short brake life, and I had put a few pairs on it already, but went to Midas and had a lifetime pair put on. Needless to say, free brakes and a few hours later we were on our way to Teddy Roosevelt Natl Park in ND.

 

Beartooth is one heck of a beautiful drive!

 

 

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 07:14 PM

The studio space looks to be spacious, and the fact that you are close to Yellowstone, means lots of tourist traffic.

 

 

My personal fav in the area is Grand Tetons, quieter, majestic, and nice places to kayak. Yellowstone in the Summer months is just way too busy and noisy. However, Yellowstone Lake is a great place to get away from it all in a kayak.

 

 

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 10:12 PM

Marcia Selsor, on 30 Dec 2016 - 7:25 PM, said:
True about yellowstone , but the Beartooths both on 212 or into them from the smaller towns around here are nice...East Rosebud, Grasshopper Glacier, and my favorite is the Pryor Mountains. Very few go there.I have gone there in the past and never seen another person. The wild horses are there plus cougars, bears, etc. Plus vision quest sites. The Big Horn Mountains have a Medicine Wheel and may have a few more people. Yellowstone is great but to be avoided in the summer months. The people in town were complained last summer that the Chamber of Commerce scheduled the Biker Rally the same day as Shakespeare in the Park. They wouldn't be able to hear the actors.
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I have friends with a place between Cooke City and Silver Gate at the NE entrance to Yellowstone. Great place. Lamar Valley is wonderful for wolf sitings and the larger Buffalo herd. Hot potting at the 43rd parallel is fun in the winter. I go there with my Wild Women girlfriends in Feb. to swim in the hot springs. At -5 steam freezes your hair. Haven't ventured in at -20. Back in 1975, when I would visit friend in Bozeman I would take the long way home through Yellowstone and the Beartooth Highway. It was probably an extra hundred miles, but spectacular scenery.There are a lot of lakes up in the pass good for kayaking and lots of fishing.The bear tooth Highway from here to yellowstone closes about end of Sept. or sooner and opens around memorial Day. The road from Cooke City to Gardiner through the park is kept open for school buses to Gardiner and the Northern Entrance to Yellowstone. The park in winter is spectacular. Cold does that to Steam.A group of my girlfriends and I have been going to Chico Hot Springs every last weekend in January for the past 26 years. I come back every yer to spend time with them and enjoy our day in Yellowstone.These women are my best friends, some for 40 years.



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 10:32 PM

I've done the hot pool thing in the winter- you're right the freezing white hair is crazy. The countryside looks really nice. I would like to go to Yellowstone in the winter.

Check out the groomed xc ski trails & tell me how they are.

 

I am headed to Yoho later in January for two days of xc skiing around Natural Bridge and Emerald Lake. I included some pictures- Natural Bridge has the open water. I know how you feel about the climate and moving back to Montana vs.Texas. 

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