Saturday, May 19, 2012

Some really great pictures of Spahn Ranch I never saw before.  Plus your standard pics of the girls.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_first_rays/sets/72157626763388478/with/6045978738/





32 comments:

Panamint Patty said...

Patty wishes we'd had these for reference while standing there looking at a vacant field full of rattlesnakes. You can be assured they'll all be printed out ahead of time for the 2013 tour...

orwhut said...

Nice pix, Liz.
The third photo in the second row is of a little house on wheels. Is that one of the buildings the family called "outlaw shacks"?

Panamint Patty said...

Yessir, whut.

orwhut said...

Thank you, Patty. You really meant what you said, didn't you.

Matt said...

Patty's really happy this weekend. Anybody wanna know why?

orwhut said...

Why?

GrumpFromPahrump said...

Why???

orwhut said...

Is she going to have a little Patty?

orwhut said...

Did she stumble onto Sadie's stash at the ranch?

orwhut said...

She won the lottery, didn't she?

Panamint Patty said...

Patty is obviously not used to the droid interface, used the back button, and got duplicitous on your asses. Oops soreee

Now she's going back to being happy, MATT. LOL

orwhut said...

Panamint Patty said... Patty is obviously not used to the droid interface,

I'm using a xoom tablet. I think it's got a Droid interface. The back button must look like an enter key that I've used in the past because I often get them confused.

Panamint Patty said...

Good morning whut.

Patty just looked up the word "duplicitous" from her last post. She meant to say she duplicated the same comment over and over but she ended up calling herself two-faced. D'oh!

Panamint Patty said...

English is her fourth language, you see, after Alien, Valleygirl and Hippie.

orwhut said...

Patty,
I must have thought duplicitous meant what you thought it meant. Just keep on being happy.

Matt said...

Nice, orwhut! Lol...

sunset77 said...

Excerpts from Charles Watson's pre-trial psychiatric evaluation:

"But once back at Spahn Ranch he used acid and speed very heavily and also began using belladonna, a weed which grows wild on Spahn Ranch. Mr. Watson's first experience with belladonna occurred in Mar. 1969, when he chewed the boiled root and began having severe psychotic symptoms. "I began talking to "space people" in "space language. He illustrated the "beep beep" of the "space people" in his belladonna hallucinations, the mmmm of his machine like thinking, and the strange "happiness noises".

Every night Manson brought his family together for preparatory rehearsals. Under the influence of drugs, the family "killed" imaginary people.--Ira Frank MD

Hendrickson called Spahn "the garden of evil", I can see why.

rfoster1 said...

Belladonna is not a very pleasant drug(not from experience, but from what I've read) and you mix that with speed and high doses of acid, and I still can't imagine Tex being able to navigate the driveway to Cielo Drive, much less shimmy up a telephone pole and cut the wire and do all that butchering.

orwhut said...

I was a little confused about the relation of Belladonna to what I know as the Nightshade plant. If Nightshade and Deadly Nightshade are the same, then according to Wikipedia, they're both common names for the plant also commonly known as Devil's Berries and Death Cherries. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atropa_belladonna
I was given a dose of Belladonna as a child. That might explain a few things...

Panamint Patty said...

Belladonna amaryllis? They are also called pink ladies and they bloom all over ca in august. Those things?

orwhut said...

Patty,
I tried to research this and wasn't satisfied with what I read so, I tried searching for photos of plants with the respective names. At first it seemed that the plants had flowers of different colors. The third search showed flowers of both colors. I wouldn't eat either because, even if different, they might both bring on an agonizing death.

Unfortunately I can't figure out how to make the following URL's clickable.

Here are the photos I got when I Googled Deadly Nightshade,

http://www.google.com/search?q=deadly+nightshade&hl=en&safe=off&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=EYG5T4XXA4Ok8gTA4LXSCg&sqi=2&ved=0CGsQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=800

Here are the ones that came up on a Google of Belladonna plant pictures

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&tbo=d&gbv=2&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=belladonna+plant+pictures&oq=belladonna+plant&aq=1&aqi=g2g-m1g-S7&aql=&gs_l=img.1.1.0l2j0i5j0i24l7.8308.11424.0.14673.6.6.0.0.0.0.866.1956.4-1j1j1.3.0...0.0.Q_mGJlZ_Fds&biw=1280&bih=800&sei=J4O5T4vFGI_g8ASZwpSoCg



And this link leads to photos from a search using the words Pink Ladies Plant

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&tbo=d&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=pink+ladies+plant&oq=pink+ladies+plant&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&gs_l=img.12..0.3054.6240.0.7712.6.6.0.0.0.0.956.956.6-1.1.0...0.0.1I845s3QsUA&biw=1280&bih=800&sei=DIK5T4OMGIjc9ASuoq3DAQ

Panamint Patty said...

You go first

orwhut said...

Not this little bubby rabbit.

revatron said...

Belladona, also known as talache, hell's bells, devil's root. I've never done it. There was a time when I was interested, but thank goodness I didn't.
If you want to read people's experiences with it, go here... http://www.erowid.org/experiences/subs/exp_Belladonna.shtml
One war story after another. Ending up at the hospital is a common theme.

eviliz said...

Dammit, we forgot to look for some Belladonna while we were at Spahn.

orwhut said...

Panamint Patty said... You go first

I'm not gonna try it. Lets get Mikey.

Matt said...

No Liz, we saw some. Big white flowers...

Jiri said...

2nd row, third picture: shithouse on wheels?

Panamint Patty said...

Jiri! Long time no see. xx

Jiri said...

Hey there, Miss Patty! I'm still recovering from those tequila shots. You guys wore this poor boy out!

eviliz said...

Shalom Jiri.

The Surf Bat said...

I want in on the 2013 Spahn tour. Heck, I only live a few miles away :-)