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Old Oct 16, 2007, 5:52 AM   #1
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Severalrecent landslides on a neighbor mountainto Mount Washington. This isn't it butNew Hampshire'sstate's symobl had been the 'Old Man of the Mountains' - a natural stoneface that could only be seen from a particular angle. It recently fell prey to a landslide.
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 5:54 AM   #2
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More of natures dilapidation that will of course recover in the late spring. I hope you aren't tired of my camping weekend. It was supposed to be cloudy, rainy and cold but instead it was in the 60's and fairly sunny except on Mount Washington where it was cooooolllld. Got some great shots but most weren't of the dilapidation type.
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 6:57 PM   #3
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I have really been giving it some thought and, in my opinion, the annual dormancy of trees and bushes does not count as delapidation.

The first shot without your description shows nothing, just a mountain. Even with the description, it still shows nothing! Do you have a shot showing the "face" for a before/after interpretaion?

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Old Oct 16, 2007, 9:18 PM   #4
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I agree with cal on this one, there is little evidence of dilapidation other than seasonal changes.

Also, like Cal I think I have to draw the line at seasonal changes being graceful dilapidation. I might have agreed to a few before but henceforth will draw the line.

I recall a tree stump degradation but that was not seasonal. Also of course my yellow leaf.

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Old Oct 16, 2007, 9:50 PM   #5
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I recall a tree stump degradation but that was not seasonal. Also of course my yellow leaf.
So just to get it clear, was philby's tree (not looking like a stump, though he said it was one) dilapidated or not, Selvin? At the time I felt that it wasn't, because it was a perfectly ordinary state for a very long-lived and reasonably healthy tree, but the leaf was; it had 'turned up its toes', in fact. But both you & Cal explained there why you felt it was in a state of graceful dilapidation.

I understand you to mean that the leaf wasn't. Am I correct in that?

Or it the lack of gracefulness in the tree stump. Or must the dilapidation be due solely to human neglect (which excludes slighted castles, which were quite deliberate).

Please be patient; I'm really trying to understand what's meant here.

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Old Oct 16, 2007, 9:55 PM   #6
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Alan, Philby's tree stump with the fungus on it is or has been killed by the fungus. That is not annual dormancy but a tree that is dead or dieing.

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I see Alan has got us thinking - which is very good.

But there are times when the fingers don't do what the brain is telling them and we get "dieing"trees rather than "dying" trees.

I don't know, it just struck me as been very funny:G on a Tuesday afternoon after spending 2.5 hours listening to a doctoral dissertation defense on the plight of immigrant students.

Don't worry, I'll go into my corner and whimper now.

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Old Oct 16, 2007, 11:33 PM   #8
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Selvin, I challenge your challenge of my spelling of dieing. I looked it up and my spelling is correct. "Dying" is the coloring of fabric or other materials.

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Old Oct 17, 2007, 4:05 AM   #9
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Cal, please check, Merriam Webster.

http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/dyeing

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http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/dying

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Old Oct 17, 2007, 5:53 AM   #10
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Sorry to cause so much discent including spelling which I'm not very good at. Cal the mountain shot was showing landslides on this mountain. The 2 red areas. I thought that would be dilapidation but evidently I'm wrong. I've been wrong before and will be again. I mentioned the 'Old Man of the Mountains' only as that was our most recent famous landslide but said that that wasn't what this picture was about. The face was not meant to be in this picture. Okay. No more nature dilapidation.
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