Picture this

broke my brownie camera.
You'll have to use your imagination.
It is an exceedingly beautiful image.
You know that snapshot in the back of your brain.
The reason you keep trying to find something equivalent.
Your eyes are the camera. Your mind the film.

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strange kinda draperies happening here

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@QMS
imagine a blind man expressing an insight so clear

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" In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry, and is generally considered to have been a bad move. -- Douglas Adams, The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy "

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@boriscleto
google you tubb no longer allows me to embed. Think I pissed it off somehow. But you still have the power! Great! This was a duploxity attempt to bring forward the friday photo vision masters with the background of a blindly focused singer.

OH, shucks.

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@boriscleto
who?

Can't see the video here from Germany where I am. Why? My self-confidence has been seriously damaged. Hacking the hackers to pieces and feeding them to my friends, the alligators. Viva the yucky, murky swamps !

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Ich schreibe was mir paßt - in memory of Steve Biko

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thanks for hosting

a couple of shots from a local sculpture exhibit at a local nursery. They do this every year and I always try to get over there and see the work. Of course, it's during a flowering season so all the better

Sculpture show Watsonville garden 1.jpgSculpture Show Watsonville garden dragon.jpg

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@magiamma
That's one scary ma fkn dragon fly. But rather get bit by that than these damn little tick monsters. Screw with your joints they do.

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@QMS
but not too scary Lol

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@magiamma
you are hosting them before Hors d'oeuvres.

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when I begin my search for my picture this.
I don't look for what I expect or hope will happen.
I wish for what amazes, amuses, instructs or down right scares me.
The unexpected. The unusual.
How I long for the scare.

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@Pricknick
shadows the pictures of your fear, perhaps a photo will not clearly show that delicious celluloid?

HT smiley7

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@QMS
Love your poetry, QMS, and everyone's art; capturing wonder.

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Tree at Sculpt show in Watsonville.jpgSculpture show Watsonville more dragons.jpgFlowers at Sculpt show.jpg

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@magiamma
that beautiful, toothed, purple beast?

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@Pricknick I am reasonably certain that last spectacular flower shot of Magi's is a Passion Vine, or Passion Fruit, there are several kinds, but their flowers are all similar.

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@Pricknick
is what we call it here. Passion fruit, indeed. They are vines and vigorous. And stunning.

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@magiamma
I thought that was a STD

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@QMS
it is a BTPB

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@magiamma
beautiful toothed purple beast is something I can rest under my pillow without fearing harm.
Thanks guys.

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I posted another photo of this currently unknown species of water lily bloom last year.
I'm happy to say that I've found them again.
This specimen lives on but fifty feet of a five mile run on the River Raisin.
Have you seen it before?
I've searched high and low with a particular of the high.
Thanks in advance
Sunlilly.JPG

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@Pricknick psychedelic...

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@Pricknick
brought down by those scary dragon monsters to feed their young.

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I'll just stick these here...

stick061419c.jpg
The red part of the light is 6".

I moved it for a more natural habitat setting shot...
stick061419a2.jpg

head closeup crop
stick061419-head.jpg

a sharper Shining Flea-Beetle shot
shin-fleabeet061219.jpg

this is upstream from our river access spot, where you can reach me...
sabriv-byhouse061619a.jpg

Thanks QMS!

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@dystopian
Was it put there before?

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@Pricknick didn't want it falling off in the road... plus at least a shot not on an artificial surface. I don't know if he had ever been that way before, or again. When you grab them they try to lock your fingers between the leg and body and the force is incredible. You can't hold them for long. Plus they seem almost oily like some beetles, so you simply can not hold them long due to the incredible power in their legs.

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@dystopian
The biggest walking stick I ever found was no where near the size of yours. Except when some mushrooms crossed my mind, then it was walking trees. But they did not belong in the insect family. Think softly, and admire a big stick.

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@QMS These females are a good 6" of body and when front legs and antennae held straight forward they can be 8" overall total. The males are often only about 2-3" and must be all... nevermind. They do walk, very slowly. Considered vegans. I think the tropics have some foot-longers. Most species are smaller, these are the big ones, actually called Giant Walkingstick. The other bigger one, Northern, is half as thick, or less, nowhere near the bulk of the Giant.

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@dystopian
Perhaps the males are intimidated by the length of the female figure?

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@dystopian
and rather cute, if I do say so. heh. That's a very shiny Flea Beetle ready to go uptown. Needs a hat.

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@magiamma
on it's way uptown with a red derby, stepping out!

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@QMS
But I do like the feathers in the red hat.

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@magiamma @magiamma
in repeating senses across the tongue.

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@smiley7
lightly spoken, words fly in the red light
like whistling in the dark light
to keep the creeps at bay

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@QMS

sailing in black

hating, feeling cheated, proud

breasts up

cocked and ready rues this day

when magic entered, stage left

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@smiley7
shadows
crying sky
dripping a sheen
absorbed by the cape
covering the hate
untouchable feelings

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of oxytocin shared

virtually
.....

Had i the evolved muscle domestic dogs developed to widen their eyes, i would use it now to say thanks.

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@smiley7
And fretting fingers fly
across the neck
Riffing and sliding
upstream upstroke

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Thank you.

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There were more caterpillars on the river path this year then I've ever seen. It was a massacre every day for about two weeks, now passed. Around the house were a bunch of pesky ones, with toxic hair and stuff.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orgyia_antiqua

One set up on the wall behind the chair downstairs, to do its thing overnight:

This thing, sorry for the blur:

A couple of days later it was gone, and another set up on the ceiling just outside the front door. I can't tell if that is a spider, or a spider skeleton alongside. creepy

bad light blur, 'cause I am a digital blind girl outdoors every shot is a mystery. lol

Even creepier, here is what she looked like last night:

omg wtf
https://bugguide.net/node/view/28152

Females are wingless

huh, and ew I guess that's a Long Bodied Cellar Spider? symbiotic horror
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