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January 12, 2017
Cold Snap-Shots – January 2017
Maximon Mask (1) thought it was too cold outside to come off the wall and go for a walk to Jericho Beach on New Years Day, so went bare-faced by myself. He was right about the cold, and the road-ice made for treacherous footing, but I made it down there in the early afternoon.
I don’t do polar bear swims but someone else did (2).
Was old pal Herb Mire (3) shivering under his blanket of snow.
Might have been; still looked like he was stalking someone. Or was it something? Ducks on the frozen pond? A coyote in the underbrush trough, perhaps?
A week later a one-day rainstorm washed away a lot of the snow and melted most of the ice. The cold came back the next day, though, and shows no sign of leaving any time soon.
So I went down to Kits Point to see if the teleportal (4) to Naxos, in the Cyclades, was working yet. It wasn’t. Weird how it never is whenever I try it.
No one was swimming in Kits Pool (5). Mind you, no one was skating on it, either. Mountains looked nice (6).
Mexico, here I come!
NOTE 1: More on Maximon can be found on Jim McPherson’s Travels page: El Retorno del Maximon;
NOTE 2: Herb Mire, unnamed at the time, has appeared on pHantaBlog previously. Serendipitously it was posted on January 13, 2015, two years ago today: Marauding Mire Monster Shot.
Finally, since this is pHantaBlog, not pHantaJim‘s blog, I was surprised to discover that the Delphi Sphinx I used in one of my mock-ups for the back cover of “Helios on the Moon” is actually a Naxian sphinx.
Nothing on Wikipedia page as to why it ended up in the Delphi museum in time for me to get a shot of it in 2012.