Monday, June 4, 2018

where we live under active volcano


Above  are the sister mountains to our volcano, the lava path is  predicted to head south,, away from our town and into the farmland of the Skagit valley. Our town is fairly well protected - except for  earth quake, ash, mud flow, which will send it right down into the sound. Denial is a wonderful thing.


This is the path, and that is our volcano. We are sandwiched in between two volcanoes, so , once the ring of fire gets lit, we may have to run away fast.

Yellowstone, on the other hand, will cover most of the States with three feet of ash and cause a volcano winter. And it is rumbling...


Last year I found some thick Gesso -experimented, thinking of Yellowstone and slapped it on some wooden boards  in gooey peaks, dried, threw some paint at it and called it mud bubbles. 
As children my brother and I spent a lot of  summers in and near Yellowstone, before it became obscene with tourists and cars and mentally challenged people feeding marshmallows to bear from their car windows. I have not been back since, The change - too upsetting. 
I will keep my profound, amazing memories in tact.


Our volcanoes are way overdue for a big belch. "Overdue" - maybe another million years,or so. Maybe next week...
We know nothing.
Apparently , the safest place to be on earth during earth's big shake off is the center of England, a bit north or Nottingham. Forget about moving there unless you are already an English person...The Queen will not let you.
She has run out of available sons and grandsons to marry...


This is another photo of the path of lava, and the volcano, Mount Baker. Mount Rainier will be most dramatic when it blows- just to the south of us in Seattle.

12 comments:

  1. As one living within a morning's drive of Yellowstone, I say the safest place to be is on top of the Super Volcano. When She blows we'll get a quick ride and never have to deal with the after effects.

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    1. same with nuclear bombs, put me at ground zero please, I am too much of a sissy to put up with that inconvenience!

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  2. Well, volcanos are pretty much one of the only things that Floridians don't have to worry about. Not directly, anyway. Earthquakes are pretty rare here. We can all run but in the long run, we can't really hide, can we?

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    1. Nope, can not hide, can not live forever. I would be the first in line to go to the great beyond in a crisis!

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  3. I do like your volcano board! My midwestern sensibility finds magic and awe in your surroundings, until I recall all the western memories I have stashed away. Mt. St. Helens when it erupted. Childhood visits to Yellowstone and the Rockies and Tetons in the fifties and then in the eighties. You are so right about the change, and I lost all taste for returning with grandchildren.

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    1. this area is stunning in beauty and diversity. The winters are like living under water, thus the exit of population in winter- The summers are a trick!

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  4. too many people, the earth wants to shrug us off. or burn us off. whichever seems most prudent.

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    1. You are right! humans are a cancer on this planet. BUT if Elon has his way we can spread the cancer all over the universe! He really could put his billions into the betterment of mankind but , no...

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  5. Those mud bubbles are quite beautiful pieces of art.

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  6. They were fun experiment, curious how texture works. All crackly and bumpy. I could not wait to move these on so sent them to a friend in Wyoming, who loves mud bubbles. Yellowstone is remarkable and addictive , without the people and horrid crowds of course.

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  7. I have never been to Yellowstone. I've been to a lot of Western national parks but somehow I missed that one. I love your mud bubbles!

    As for the potentially exploding volcanoes, carpe diem -- right? That's the only way to live these days with so many potential hazards out there. And no one wants to live in Nottingham!

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    1. a bit north east of Nottingham??? No? I would if the queen would allow.
      Sorry you missed Yellowstone! It is surreal! Carpe Diem, indeed. As soon as I heal I be be carping the hell out of diem.

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