Earth Day slide show
Earth Day Entertainment and Inspiration
Downhill from Everywhere by Jackson Browne…released today…
And best for last, DEFINITELY X Rated, so watch when your kids are at Home School in the other room…
Creepy, huh? I’ll show you Creepy!
Many will find my bugs Creepy but I have fallen in love. I know, quite hypocritical, given my distaste of their distance relative at the top, eh?
And I have been posting a lot lately about this Fungi Village growing right outside my bedroom window…Freaks me right out!!! I swear they are creeping closer and closer every day!
But today was the creepiest by far!
I’m starting to see faces on some of them!
I LOVE this word. Now to find some photos to represent such a fun topic!
First, the definitions of the word…
Does it mean warped, as in “unpleasant or unhealthily abnormal thinking”?
Like my best friend’s idea of ART?
Or twisted, like…
Or maybe twisted, as the following are some of my favorite photos?
Or maybe it’s just that other definition of twisted…
“forced out of its natural or proper shape; crumpled”
Anyway, I had fun in a twisted way…
Another new (to me) photo challenge!! This one is from a lovely blogger named BeckyB. I’m an instant fan because I see lots of cat photos on her site.
So you want “SPIKY“, eh?? I’m pleased to introduce you to my SPIKY pets! Well, SPINY anyway.
Now I just have to figure out how to make a photo square!
We always have a large crowd of mourners when one of our Spiky friends passes on…
For more on these Giant Spiny Australian Leaf Bugs, please visit my blog. I write about them shamelessly…a lot!
Thanks for the Challenge! What FUN!
Spotted this new challenge but to be honest, it was really just the word. I can barely keep up with all the challenges these days.
But BLUE just popped right out at me.
Hmmm, let’s see. I wonder if I can find any photos in my library of something BLUE…
If math was of more interest to me, I’d spend a day figuring out the actual percentage of pictures I take because of BLUE!!
OK so I have a lot of photo shoots with a strange group of “models”.
And it is definitely when I have the most FUN!!!
Once upon a time, there was a tiny village and they fell in love with a monster who came to visit.
The Village Dogs just loved this visitor and knew that even though she LOOKED terrifying, she wasn’t! Maybe it was the way she took care of her monster sister?
And the sister had a friend, nick-named Badfish, but not because he was bad. He was just “BAD”.
The Monster stayed for the holidays and helped decorate the tall parts of the tree the tiny villagers couldn’t reach.
Then the village teenagers, a non-violent gang, invited the monster’s whole family to join in the annual Cow Tipping Contest! What an Honor!
The Monsters didn’t quite get the “tipping” part but definitely enjoyed climbing the cow!
Next, there was the annual competition to see who could climb the tallest Blue Building, and the Monsters were a huge hit!! Their audience raved about it!
The Monsters loved their new Village but some of the town’s people were upset by one of their bad habits!
(although maybe not. One of those giant turds appears to be an EGG!!!)
For more on the story of my becoming a Bug Mother, read this:
I love photography that shows how much ones perspective (assumptions) can change simply by comparing one photo of something to another photo of the same thing. The following four photos are each one half of one of those comparisons. These are the half that show how beautiful BIG can be.
These next are from our Epic Roots Road Trip last summer. We visited the HUGE remains of an antibellum home North of Natchez, Mississippi, called the Windsor Ruins. While walking around and through these ruins, it required some seriously imagination-stretching to be able to see just how big and beautiful this mansion must have been.
On the same trip, I was really moved by the beauty of these big boulders at a rest stop, of all places. I couldn’t help but consider how in the world they all ended up in the precarious positions they were in. And the color of that big southwestern sky…very different from the more rare and much deeper blue of our northwestern skies.
And you might have to stretch to see any beauty in my beloved big bugs! It took me a while but now, to me they are amazing and gorgeous!
You can read their story here:
(The Featured Image at the top is a big beautiful bridge over the big beautiful Mississippi river, from Natchez to Vidalia, Louisiana.)
Posted these recently for the theme of “action” but it was so delightful watching these two “flower girls” burn off some energy waiting for the dang wedding to start, I thought I’d share them again for movement.
I made the mistake of looking further in my files and found this…
And this…(not a very clear shot but I have waited for YEARS to see one of our wild turkeys fly!!)
But then I remembered the wonderful train trip we took from Seattle to San Diego…
Can’t stop now. This challenge had stimulated some serious movement in me!
Next, I found this,,,
Normally quite docile, this batch of my bugs is very fast moving and cleaning their home has become a two person job. James has to watch them while I refresh their terrarium!
They usually just wait patiently on the screen lid while I clean, except when..and I’m not making this up…I play Pink Floyd. Then they line up like these guys, and no kidding, will sway in time with the music. Little line dancing Extasotoma’s!! (One time I even tried posting a video of this dancing phenomenon on YouTube. Hey, I thought it was cute. But was turned away because I didn’t have the rights to Comfortably Numb. I didn’t know. It was just playing on Pandora while I was cleaning.)
And then there is the movement you don’t want to see!!
Or lastly (honest,) the movement that absolutely CANNOT happen!!!
There’s my submission for this topic, Movement!
I had fun!