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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Fire at the Refuge

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img113 Tundra Swans - Cygnus columbianus | by Jon. D. Anderson

 Tundra Swans (Cygnus columbianus), Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Harney County, Oregon.: photo by Jon. D. Anderson, March 1982

Tundra Swans (Cygnus columbianus) with Steens Mountain Backdrop DSC_0204 | by NDomer73

 Tundra Swans (Cygnus columbianus), Oregon. True to its name, the Tundra Swan breeds in the high tundra across the top of North America. It winters in large flocks across both coasts, and is frequently encountered during its migration across the continent, This pair, with snow-clad Steens Mountain in the backdrop, was photographed near the small town of French Glen in southeast Oregon in April 2007.: photo by Dan Dzurisin, 15 April 2007

Tundra Swans (Cygnus columbianus) DSC_0070 | by NDomer73

 Tundra Swans (Cygnus columbianus), Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon. True to its name, the Tundra Swan breeds in the high tundra across the top of North America. It winters in large flocks across both coasts, and is frequently encountered during its migration across the continent, This pair was photographed in the southern part of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in April 2007.: photo by Dan Dzurisin, 15 April 2007

0342_tundra_swan_pair_munsel_odfw | by Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) pair, Oregon.: photo by Kathy Munsel, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 19 February 2010

Robinson Jeffers: Love the Wild Swan

“I hate my verses, every line, every word.
Oh pale and brittle pencils ever to try
One grass-blade’s curve, or the throat of one bird
That clings to twig, ruffled against white sky.
Oh cracked and twilight mirrors ever to catch
One color, one glinting flash, of the splendor of things.
Unlucky hunter, Oh bullets of wax,
The lion beauty, the wild-swan wings, the storm of the wings.”
-- This wild swan of a world is no hunter’s game.
Better bullets than yours would miss the white breast,
Better mirrors than yours would crack in the flame.
Does it matter whether you hate your...self? At least
Love your eyes that can see, your mind that can
Hear the music, the thunder of the wings. Love the wild swan.

Robinson Jeffers: Love the Wild Swan, 1933, from Solstice (1935)


Fire and Tundra Swans | by USFWS Pacific

Fire and Tundra Swans (Cygnus columbianus), Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon. Prescribed fire is used at the refuge to maintain ecological processes, specifically: thinning and opening up emergent marsh vegetation, removing decadent material in sagebrush steppe uplands, stimulating herbaceous production, maintaining herbaceous diversity, and improving wildlife habitat and foraging. Prior to this burn, vegetation was very thick and was not being used to  optimal level by wildlife. By next year, this area will offer prime habitat for upland birds and waterfowl on the edges of the wetlands adjacent to the marsh.: photo by Carla Burnside, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region, 27 February 2014



Members of an armed anti-government group protesting the prosecution of two ranchers stood around a bonfire at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon on Saturday: photo by Wanda Moore/KTVZ, 4 January 2016



 
Activists at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon gathered around a fire last week. Various factions of the so-called Patriot movement have joined the occupation: photo by Ruth Fremson/The New York Times, 16 January 2016



 
Activists at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon gathered around a fire last week. Various factions of the so-called Patriot movement have joined the occupation: photo by Ruth Fremson/The New York Times, 16 January 2016



“It needs to be very clear that these buildings will never, ever return to the federal government,” said LaVoy Finicum, one of the leaders of the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
: photo by Joe Raedle/Washington Post, 16 January 2016




A watchtower is manned at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon: photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters, 3 January 2016

 

Armed occupiers take lookout duty in this watchtower at the Malheur refuge near Burns, Oregon: photo by Rick Bowmer/AP, 6 January 2016

Competing Signs


Competing signs at the Oregon wildlife refuge where anti-government protesters were occupying a building
: photo by Kirk Johnson/The New York Times, 4 January 2016


 
Competing signs at the Oregon wildlife refuge where anti-government protesters were occupying a building
: photo by Kirk Johnson/The New York Times, 4 January 2016


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Fresh photos of armed occupation of #MalheurRefuge in Oregon: image via High Country News @highcountrynews, 4 January 2016

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Fresh photos of armed occupation of #MalheurRefuge in Oregon: image via High Country News @highcountrynews, 4 January 2016
 
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Fresh photos of armed occupation of #MalheurRefuge in Oregon: image via High Country News @highcountrynews, 4 January 2016


Lavoy Finicum shows the media a camera taken from a box located on an electric pole that he said was placed there by the FBI to spy on citizens as he and others occupy the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
: photo by Joe Raedle via the Guardian, 16 January 2016

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Really? #YallQaeda comes and goes as they please? Why are we not rounding up these clowns?
: image via Steve Marmel @Marmel, 16 January 2016


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Bundy Militia Spokesperson: Law Enforcement Lets Us Come And Go, No biggie #YallQaeda: image via Jade Helm Commander @Anomaly!00, 16 January 2016

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[Ryan] Bundy observing one of the cameras his team took down. They believe the @FBI used it to spy on them. #OregonStandoff.: image via Wanda Moore Amanda Peacher @WandaKTVZamandapeacher, 16 January 2016

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Supporters of Bundy take down two cameras they believe to be installed by the @FBI #OregonStandoff.: image via Wanda Moore @WandaKTVZ, 16 January 2016

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HAPPENING NOW: Bundy group takes down what they believe to be camera installed by FBI #OregonStandoff.: image via Wanda Moore @WandaKTVZ, 16 January 2016

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Anybody missing a camera? Occupiers display cameras they seized. They allege surveillance. #OregonStandoff: image via Amelia Templeton @ameliaOPB, 16 January 2016

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Every time I stop by #OregonStandoff kitchen and supply room, there are more and more supplies and deliveries: image via Sam Levin @SamTLevin, 16 January 2016 

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 This man is a refuge caretaker. He's desperate to get in & care for birds who rely on his feeding program.: image via Amanda Peacher @amandapeacher, 15 January 2016

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Anti-occupation environmentalists here at #MalheurWildifeRefuge today. #OregonStandoff: image via Sam Levin @SamTLevin, 16 January 2016

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.Kierán Suckling, Executive Director, of the Center for Biological Diversity being shouted down #OregonStandoff: image via Conrad Wilson @conradjwilson, 16 January 2016 

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There's a granny in a bird costume taping bird photos on other #bundymilitia protester signs. #OregonStandoff.: image via Amanda Peacher @amandapeacher, 15 January 2016

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Someone finally got arrested at the #OregonStandoff. Ken Medenbach was arrested for driving a stolen gov. vehicle.: image via Brooke Warren @BrooklynDWarren, 16 January 2016

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Oregon police have made an arrest in the militia standoff, and it's not his first rodeo: image via Nicky Woolf @NickyWoolf, 16 January 2016

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You have the right to remain silent. You do NOT have the right to a Snackwell's. #YallQaeda: image via Steve Marmel @Marmel, 16 January 2016

Japan's LED and HID parts manufacturer LYZER displays a demo car, the Lamborghini Murcielago finished with pink Swarovski crystals on the whole body, at Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on January 15, 2016. The exhibition, one of the largest annual custom car and car-related product show, held here over the three-day period from January 15 to January 17.

Japan’s LED and HID parts manufacturer LYZER displays a demo car, the Lamborghini Murcielago finished with pink Swarovski crystals on the whole body, at Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on Friday: photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP, 15 January 2016

 Japan's LED and HID parts manufacturer LYZER displays a demo car, the Lamborghini Murcielago finished with pink Swarovski crystals on the whole body, at Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on January 15, 2016. The exhibition, one of the largest annual custom car and car-related product show, held here over the three-day period from January 15 to January 17.

Japan’s LED and HID parts manufacturer LYZER displays a demo car, the Lamborghini Murcielago finished with pink Swarovski crystals on the whole body, at Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on Friday: photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP, 15 January 2016

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In 1979, feds forcibly removed black occupiers from wildlife refuge #OregonStandoff: image via The Oregonian Verified account @Oregonian, 15 January 2016

W2246-0526: What they saw when they they took down the cameras

Artist's impression of the galaxy W2246-0526

Artist impression of W2246-0526, a single galaxy glowing in infrared light as intensely as 350 trillion suns. It is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to new observations with ALMA: image by NRAO/AUI/NSF; Dana Berry / SkyWorks; ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) via European Southern Observatory, 15 January 2016

It started to rain
again. The house grew quiet.
The sound of cars splashing
past in the rain was the only sound.
When they took down the cameras
at the Refuge
they learned the truth, too late
for it to be to be of much use --
the galaxy is on the boil
and blowing itself apart
-- and everything was too intense
and too bright
already, even then,
when the universe was young.


Artist's impression of W2246-0526, a galaxy glowing in infrared light as intensely as approximately 350 trillion suns. It is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to new observations with ALMA. Image credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF; Dana Berry / SkyWorks; ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO).

Artist’s impression of W2246-0526, a galaxy glowing in infrared light as intensely as approximately 350 trillion suns. It is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to new observations with ALMA: image by NRAO/AUI/NSF; Dana Berry / SkyWorks; ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) via Astronomy Now, 15 January 2015
 
 This handout picture released by the the European Southern Observatory on January 14, 2016 shows an artist impression of W2246-0526, a single galaxy glowing in infrared light as intensely as 350 trillion suns.  It is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to new observations with ALMA.

An artist's impression of W2246-0526, a single galaxy glowing in infrared light as intensely as 350 trillion suns. It is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to new observations with ALMA: photo by European Southern Observatory/AFP, 15 January 2015

 This handout picture released by the the European Southern Observatory on January 14, 2016 shows an artist impression of W2246-0526, a single galaxy glowing in infrared light as intensely as 350 trillion suns.  It is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to new observations with ALMA.

An artist's impression of W2246-0526, a single galaxy glowing in infrared light as intensely as 350 trillion suns. It is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to new observations with ALMA: photo by European Southern Observatory/AFP, 15 January 2015

This artist's rendering shows a galaxy called W2246-0526  
This artist's rendering shows a galaxy called W2246-0526, the most luminous galaxy known. New research suggests there is turbulent gas across its entirety, the first example of its kind: image by NRAO/AUI/NSF; Dana Berry / SkyWorks; ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) via NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 15 January 2016
  
 This artist's rendering shows a galaxy called W2246-0526 

This artist's rendering shows a galaxy called W2246-0526, the most luminous galaxy known. New research suggests there is turbulent gas across its entirety, the first example of its kind: image by NRAO/AUI/NSF; Dana Berry / SkyWorks; ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) via NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 15 January 2016  
 
This artist's rendering shows a galaxy called W2246-0526

This artist's rendering shows a galaxy called W2246-0526, the most luminous galaxy known. New research suggests there is turbulent gas across its entirety, the first example of its kind
: image by NRAO/AUI/NSF; Dana Berry / SkyWorks; ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) via NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 15 January 2016

 This handout picture released by the the European Southern Observatory on January 14, 2016 shows an artist impression of W2246-0526, a single galaxy glowing in infrared light as intensely as 350 trillion suns.  It is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to new observations with ALMA.

An artist's impression of W2246-0526, a single galaxy glowing in infrared light as intensely as 350 trillion suns. It is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to new observations with ALMA: photo by European Southern Observatory/AFP, 15 January 2015

Artist's impression of W2246-0526, a galaxy glowing in infrared light as intensely as approximately 350 trillion suns. It is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to new observations with ALMA. Image credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF; Dana Berry / SkyWorks; ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO).

Artist’s impression of W2246-0526, a galaxy glowing in infrared light as intensely as approximately 350 trillion suns. It is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to new observations with ALMA: image by NRAO/AUI/NSF; Dana Berry / SkyWorks; ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) via Astronomy Now, 15 January 2015

Flyway traffic diversity


Flyway traffic at Malheur NWR: photo by Amelia Templeton @ameliaOPB, 16 January 2016

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Oregon update. #VanillaISIS #YallQaeda: image via Tyler Schremp @TylerSchremp, 16 January 2016

img113 Tundra Swans - Cygnus columbianus | by Jon. D. Anderson

 Tundra Swans (Cygnus columbianus), Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Harney County, Oregon.: photo by Jon. D. Anderson, March 1982

0344_tundra_wing_stroke_munsel_odfw | by Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
 
Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) wing stroke, Oregon.: photo by Kathy Munsel, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 19 February 2010

5 comments:

departuredelayed said...

"the galaxy is on the boil
and blowing itself apart"

I like the symmetry of the astrophysics I dimly recall that characterized the rubber-banding of the universe. That it only stretches so far, but never so far as to snap; always to retreat back, presumably faster than its advance, with all due cataclysmic retreat. They (the ones with the equations and equipment) disagree on that last part in particular, but it makes more sense, and is in, I think, with how I see every photo on this post.

Been too long since I've commented. I've been wordless.

billoo said...

as the tundra swans
inspired by the tilt of the earth
get ready to leave
for the exact northern marshes
where they were born.

--P.Dale Scott.

tpw said...

"I hate my verses, every line, every word"---who hasn't been there? Thanks, Tom, for another look inside the universe. Meanwhile, have you seen anything that goes to explain why the government is letting these assholes get food, supplies, mail,& give press conferences? It seems like they could be cut off pretty readily from the publicity they crave.

STEPHEN RATCLIFFE said...

Tom,

". . . eyes that can see, . . . mind that can
Hear the music, the thunder of the wings"

There those snow white Steens Mountains, sloping up to the east toward the escarpment beyond which stretches all of Idaho . . . there those mystical white Tundra Swans . . . there those patriotic white male creeps . . .

TC said...

The worried question of What next? keeps getting answered by everybody but the forever procrastinating-about-when-they-might-feel-llike-leaving peckerwood patriots, personally entitled, grazing-fee exempt, federally subsidized camo-clad welfare queens every last one of 'em, or by the "authorities", who are evidently scared to death by the sight of guns (!), and looking around for the first available clump of sagebrush to hide under. Some among the heroic patriots are now actually claiming the government has jeopardized their means of subsistence by visiting the homes they've left behind, and taking away the foster kids who are their patriotic source of income; the charming "spokesperson" in particular appears to have been conducting a fairly lucrative business for himself in that area. Other than that, not much news except that another patriot managed to overturn a pickup truck on the icy roads around the Refuge in the middle of the night. Come to think of it, the best ally of The People in regaining the Commons -- the public lands that is -- would at this point probably be the rampant sugar cravings of the patriots themselves. After all you can't run a revolution up the back brain of a peckerwood patriot on red meat alone.

Still the "conversation", as they say, continues...

Public Domain Kitten ‏@GenXMedia:

Melodramatic #BundyMilitia insisting they'll kill and die at the #Oregonstandoff. Let's hear what you'll LIVE for, boys. Besides publicity.
10:12 AM - 18 Jan 2016

hOi!!! i'M deMMIE!!! ‏@TehDeminz 1h1 hour ago:

@GenXMedia They live for Ol' Bessy back on the farm. Their one true love.

Squee! ‏@saranimals 25m25 minutes ago:

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