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[*] posted on 8-27-2013 at 12:00 PM
New Background at VivaBaja.com: Boojums!


Have a look and see if you like it as a change from the Gonzaga Bay background I have had for the past 10 years.

My web host is going to change the blue font (letters) so that those words show up better with the blue sky background.

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This is only a test... but may keep... what do you think?




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[*] posted on 8-27-2013 at 12:17 PM


Nice pic David---I like!
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[*] posted on 8-27-2013 at 12:31 PM


I like it, David. . . Love those Boojums. Have one growing in my yard in San Nicolas.

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[*] posted on 8-28-2013 at 07:24 AM


Thank you guys!



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[*] posted on 8-28-2013 at 07:41 AM


How do I get some stickers.:cool:



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[*] posted on 8-28-2013 at 08:22 AM


Two thumbs up from me...............
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[*] posted on 8-28-2013 at 09:10 AM


Looks Great!



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[*] posted on 8-28-2013 at 09:19 AM


I think it looks great, David. Go with it!!! :spingrin:

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[*] posted on 8-28-2013 at 10:06 AM


Looks good!



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[*] posted on 8-28-2013 at 05:49 PM


Great photo. Boojums always look like rhythm gymnasts dancing across the desert floor.
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[*] posted on 8-28-2013 at 05:55 PM


photoshop a tacoma in the foreground and you got yourself a keeper!:lol:
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[*] posted on 8-29-2013 at 09:18 AM


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photoshop a tacoma in the foreground and you got yourself a keeper!:lol:


Like this?:



Here are some more boojum photos from the same trip near El Rosario...













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[*] posted on 10-29-2013 at 10:55 PM


DK, great job. How about a couple background changes throughout the year? You have tons of photos from your travels.



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[*] posted on 10-29-2013 at 11:52 PM


Nice. I Like this. Even though there is no like button ;)
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[*] posted on 11-2-2013 at 02:57 PM


Nice photo



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[*] posted on 11-2-2013 at 05:17 PM


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Nice photo


Thanks Dale... are you talking about the one on my web page, or one of those above? Hey. I just read your blog additions, quite nice... and remember that Spain started the California mission chain in 1697 in Loreto (the first capital of California). ;)

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[*] posted on 11-2-2013 at 05:20 PM


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DK, great job. How about a couple background changes throughout the year? You have tons of photos from your travels.


Hi Ted, that's a great idea... My problem is that my web host (Dick Van Bree) makes all the changes for me, and I try not to overwhelm him with too many edits as he doesn't want me to mess it up should I not use the correct html code or whatever!




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[*] posted on 11-5-2013 at 08:15 AM


David, I'm enjoying greatly reading about your missions post and adventures-I am wondering if you would be so kind as to give a brief narrative of why they built some in such remote places and what compelled(other than the obvious faith) people to live in such hardships. Lastly does the young women who owns the bookstore in Los cabos and is also a Nomad carry some of your workd-thank you and have a blessed day.
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David, I'm enjoying greatly reading about your missions post and adventures-I am wondering if you would be so kind as to give a brief narrative of why they built some in such remote places and what compelled(other than the obvious faith) people to live in such hardships. Lastly does the young women who owns the bookstore in Los cabos and is also a Nomad carry some of your workd-thank you and have a blessed day.


Hello! Missions were the system Spain utilized to occupy new lands and convert the local population to 'European' style living.

The missions were first located where the native people lived... it had to have water and land to cultivate. Because the natives were hunter/gatherers they moved about with the seasons and were not always in areas with enough water or land for agriculture, as needed for mission prosperity. In a few cases, missions were closed or moved because of hostile Indians.

Missions were sometimes moved to better locations months or years after they were founded. Missions that were moved include: San Javier, Comondu, La Purisima, La Paz, Dolores, Santiago, San Jose del Cabo...

Some of the missions that were not moved and found the location worked throughout its life include: Loreto, Mulege, Guadalupe (Huasinapi), San Ignacio, Santa Gertrudis, San Borja...

So, the mission location was where the people of California lived (in the 1700's), followed by good supply of water and land to grow crops and raise animals on. Most missions had several 'visitas' or satellite chapels and villages located at other Indian rancherias (settlements), often because the land was so harsh, the head mission could not support all the neophytes at one location.

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[*] posted on 11-5-2013 at 03:20 PM


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My problem is that my web host (Dick Van Bree) makes all the changes for me, and I try not to overwhelm him with too many edits as he doesn't want me to mess it up should I not use the correct html code or whatever!

Assuming that you have privileges to upload into the directory where the background image lives, you could have him set up the html to simply refer to something like images/current_background.jpg and upload the new backgrounds with that specific name, simply replacing the previous background. That would avoid your having to mess with the code at all.

You might want him to have the background fill the viewport (background-size: cover) as the current configuration looks pretty gross on wide monitors:



Thanks... the image is mine, from my camera... as was the Gonzaga Bay background that was there before. I can ask Dick about what you suggest... I am just not in any need to change the background image that often... I try to pick something that makes me feel the Viva Baja spirit. Originally it was the satellite view of Baja... when it was DavidKsBaja.com, then the Gonzaga Bay view I took in 1986 from the path up the side of the island, and now the dancing boojum trees found between Calamajue Canyon and El Crucero.

I appreciate the suggestion...




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