IT WAS THE RED-LIPPED BATFISH!
I was sure it was someone’s photo shopped fish fantasy, until I went online and discovered this…
Would PBS try to fool us? Never I thought, especially with a narrator who studies fish by joining them in swimming underwater. But things like that lipstick fish scare the merde out of me, and also give me night shivers.
To be honest though, I really had other things to do this weekend. Friday, I had lunch with a bunch of high school classmates. Can you still call guys with whom you went to highschool over fifty years ago, classmates? In some circles, I think the correct term would be old farts. While most of the lunch conversations deal with nostalgic reminisces, we do have more topical discussions. Like how good the fish always is at the Pasta House where we dined. (We found out tha the fish is BASA … a type of catfish native to Vietnam and Thailand where it is farmed for export.) Anyway, we talked longer than usual and I got home later than expected. I barely had time for my afternoon nap.
TO BE CONTINUED:
Last weekend’s celebration on Art Hill wasn’t limited to the grand opening of the new East Building of the Art Museum …it was a day dedicated to all forms of art and expression from across the entire metropolitan area. The park grounds around the museum were a midway of tents and attractions. And it started with the park rangers astride their noble steeds. Guess some city dwellers have never seen a horse before?Almost every cultural group in the city was represented.Naturally, there was plenty of food and refreshment sites, too!
Forest Park is a great place for walking … running … skating … and biking, too!
And if you look closely, you’ll notice that Mother Nature also occasionally tries her hand with a little artwork.
And as I left the park, look at the crowds trying to get into it.
As I mentioned in today’s Weekly Photo Challenge, I bought a new camera and to become fully acquainted with all of its many functions and features I decided to spend the afternoon sitting the backyard under the shady trees just clicking away.
Here’s what I saw and photographed … if you run the cursor over the individual picture frames you’ll be able to read the captions. Click on the individual pictures for a bigger view.
And that’s how a spent the entire afternoon in back yard. Never did get to read my book. Hope you enjoyed the picture show though.
IN A NEW POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PICTURE OF THE WORLD THROUGH YOUR EYES.
Earlier this week I actually spent the afternoon sitting in a comfortable lawn chair with my new camera capturing the many things I saw around me. One hundred and thirty pictures later I went to my computer and downloaded the picture I had shot. Yes, there were a lot of below par photos, but there were also some dynamic keepers.
Last summer the heartland of the country suffered from a drought. This year we are becoming totally waterlogged. Locally we are in the midst of a week or two of wet and rainy weather. Actually it has been raining non-stop for the past twelve hours. My home is West Walnut Manor is halfway up a block on a hill and the cross street at the foot of the hill is currently under standing water. No flooding problem … just too much water for the storm sewer system to more.
Notice the water flowing across the slope of my back yard. The soil is fully saturated from our spring snowstorms and all the rain in recent weeks. My lawn is zoysia grass and what you see now is the brown winter thatch. I won’t start greening up until the temp rise in May.
The grass in the back of the yard really suffered from the drought and basically dried up by summer’s end welcoming all sorts of nasty ground covers to take root. And they are currently growing like … weeds … which they are. The area is in dire need of a quick trim, which I can’t do until the rain stops and the ground becomes solid again. Which means Mlle. Renee had better get ready for a foot bath every time she comes in from a yard visit. Does anyone have a spare ARK?