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January 09 2017 @ 02:57 pm
Rain and Wind bring down 140 year old tunnel tree  
We've been getting a lot of wind and rain here. Our rivers are flooding, our creeks are at capacity (except the one by my house, thank God). But the wind?! It sounds like it is about to knock over your house. But instead it knocked over one of the biggest tourist sites around here.... The Tunnel Tree (or Pioneer Cabin Tree).
The Tunnel Tree was carved in 1880 after a forest fire burned a hole in the tree. The damaged was carved away and a tunnel was created. The tree lived despite the hole at its base. This weekend it died when the strong winds toppled our beloved Tunnel Tree. It was estimated to be 1000 years old and 285 feet high tall.

Pretty sure it made a noise when it came down.
 
 
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KSena: Disney Mickey Krueger by timepunchingkseenaa on March 23rd, 2017 08:41 am (UTC)
I can only agree with what you say. Even though I do enjoy the digital animation of today to, it's more relaxing to watch one that is done classicly. If that even makes sense?

I think the fact that Donald Duck was used so much to bolster morale here in Europe during the war, he ended up fiercely popular. And still is! There's Donald Duck weekly comics in a lot of countries! All of the Scandinavian countries at least. :-)

You really should! There are so many good ones! I watch them together with my 4½ year old kid these days, and she ADORES them to! Which makes me so so so happy! :-D
Jill aka Jo: Chuck: Sarah and Chuck in waiting roomsireesanwar on May 3rd, 2017 05:50 pm (UTC)
It is. I get it. I mean I don't hate all modern animation but a lot of it just detracts from the story for me.

That is cool. I like that they used Donald too. I mean he was a great character to boost moral. He gets into all kinds of trouble and has that temper thing but is essentially a good duck in the end.

I looked into some and they are outrageously expensive so I've pulled a lot off of youtube.
KSena: Disney Scrooge LJ-postingkseenaa on May 9th, 2017 03:39 pm (UTC)
I think it was the fact that Donald Duck never gives up, no matter what, that made him such a good moral booster. :-)

YouTube is a gold mine when it comes to old classic cartoons and Disney movies. Even those that Disney have banned you can find there. :-D
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Big Hero 6 Ba La La La Lasireesanwar on June 12th, 2017 06:08 pm (UTC)
That is true. I do like that about Donald. My great niece (I know I'm too young to have one) loves watching the old cartoons. She's only 2 but she gets so excited to watch Donald and Mickey. She thinks they are hilarious.

Scarlet watches them off of Youtube most of the time. She's really into Figaro cartoons right now. But it really is a gold mine over there. I've started downloading them because they are so great and I want them all.

One that got banned was Song of the South which my mom loves. We found it for her and she was so excited. I understand why people don't look on it too favorably but I feel like they are discrediting James Baskett's role.
KSena: Me Misty grey skies by phyncke@gothiicchkseenaa on June 16th, 2017 10:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, I've seen Song of the South! Out of curiosity, actually. I can see how they'd want to forbid it. But, it's not as horrible as I thought it would be. There were quite a few parts that I really did enjoy as well. So... I have to agree with you there.
Jill aka Jo: OUAT: Snow in dinersireesanwar on June 16th, 2017 11:42 pm (UTC)
I tend to watch things or read things because of what people say about them. I have read banned books to see what the issue is and so often it is just because someone doesn't seem to understand what they are reading. They ban books for a reason the book is really trying to address and shine a light on.

Now, I get in some of the old cartoons and things you can just see the stereotypes that were perpetrated early on but then I just feel their should be a platform to talk about it rather than making something totally taboo.