Sunday, February 18, 2007

Barker Bird and Dead Settler (together at last!)

Today's first image is from a 1964 stereo slide. It's not very remarkable in most respects, but I noticed that in this photo, the Barker Bird clearly sports bright red plumage rather than the blue feathers seen in the image I posted on December 11th, 2006. I have to admit, the red feathers are very eye-catching! Here's a detail below.

Next up is a photo of the burning settler's cabin (taken from the stern of the Columbia?). The unfortunate settler has considerately expired on a mound of earth so that we can get a good look at him. Instead of blaming Indians, the explanation should have been changed to this: The settler was running with an arrow in his hand, and he tripped. It's still tragic (why couldn't he listen to his mother?), but there would be no need to blame exploding moonshine stills or add endangered eaglets.

Take a closer look. Is that more fire burning just to the right of the corpse? They should have had his ghost in the Haunted Mansion, with an arrow sticking out. It would have been a nice inside joke!


TiKiMOOSE said...

WOW! I love pictures of the barker bird, That's the first piture I've seen of the red one in action. Thanks for the close up!

Connie Moreno said...

Dude you have an amazing eye! Not to mention your comments are total COMEDY!!!!