Tag Archives: animals and nature

butterfly and zinnia

The phone camera continues to display strange and wonderful competence at the most unexpected moments. Macro-style shots of butterflies on zinnias?  Really?  Apparently so. It’s one butterfly on two different zinnias, if you want to get technical.  Interesting how one … Continue reading

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a restaurant under the sea.

It’s a Chinese restaurant.  And they have a salt water fish tank, and I have a phone camera.  So, if you will, a rare photograph of the Chinese restaurant under the sea.

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internet sunday: fox club

Imagine there is a school where all the students can shapeshift into a wide variety of animal forms.  There would definitely be student clubs for everyone who can change into the same kind of animal, clubs where you can run … Continue reading

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american squares

Vegetables are very photogenic.  While I was waiting in line at the butcher shop today, I took some photographs at the produce tables. (It’s a great butcher shop: while the focus is on the fresh meat and deli stuff, you … Continue reading

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drawing table still life

Just another day at the drawing table, complete with multiple rolls of blue tape, 83 ¢ worth of crayons,  and the word “Brontosaurus” typeset in 54 point Cooper Black.

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awesome fossa

When you’re in work mode, nothing beats listening to podcasts and streaming radio documentaries and comedy shows to keep the ink flowing.  And I know I’ve missed a lot of Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Mes recently, so I headed over … Continue reading

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there’s a tree growing on my car

There’s a tree growing on my car, in the crevice where the rear deck meets the backlight.  I think it’s a silver maple. I’m sure this is a metaphor for something, but I’m not sure what, and it’s not going … Continue reading

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sorunku

Sorunku. Sorunku. Sorunku.  This is my new favorite word in the whole wide world, even though I have no idea what it means.  This is a Swedish matchbook label (according to reverse Google image search), so you may be excused … Continue reading

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what is a wolpertinger?

Apparently it is a Bavarian cousin of the the familar American jackalope, adding to the body of a hare (or jackrabbit) and the antlers of a deer, the wings of a pheasant.  Also, they sometimes have fangs.  Like the jackalope, … Continue reading

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earwigs and phil hartman

I just opened the front door to bring in the mail, and there was a giant, disgusting earwig in the mailbox. And that made me think of Troy McClure, and of how we may remember him from such other nature … Continue reading

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