Wednesday, May 11, 2016

- Soft focus

Retrospective (5/22/2016)

Patch #132: An "A" in Pop Pop's favorite color ...



Original Post

My pictures today are all slightly out of focus. A morning breeze blew the dayflower ...


and blanket flower ...


Then going out this evening, no breeze, but still no good focus on the brown-eyed Susan ...


and the antelope horn milkweed ...


The deer were too skittish to let me get close enough for a good shot ...


and I was too skittish get close enough for a good shot of this centipede ...


So much to see, but for today you'll just have to take my word for it ...


13 comments:

Mo Crow said...

you have such great wildflowers and that is one wild looking centipede!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

a dragon in the garden

Liz Ackert said...

The centipedes freak me out way more than the scorpions

Liz Ackert said...

A way better spin than I've ever come up with!

Dana said...

Yeah, wow. Dragon is right. It even has a fiery head.

Liz Ackert said...

Apparently they bite ... I don't want to find out the hard way

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

only in self defence...if you pinch them or something

where i used to live in El Cerro Mission, the mechanic who worked
on my van s grandkids had one that lived in an old work glove. They'd
get the glove and shake it out and let it crawl all over them...they
loved the feeling they said....the best tickling.... that one was about
4-5 inches. But then, yours might be a different kind.....should look him up. But, BeautyFull one way or the other

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

you are surrounded by such beauty Liz! thanks for sharing

yvette said...

you are a rich woman Liz......thanks for sharing

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

can give you a painful temporary Sting but nothing dangerous.

Mostly they just want to run away. Are not into conflict.

Liz Ackert said...

The local legend is that they drop through ceiling vents and bite ... makes sense that they would be totally irritated by falling and take it out on whoever they happened to land on.

I just know that snakes are assigned similar attributes (harmless bites inflicted only when creature feels threatened). Either way, I have no intention of giving any creature cause to feel in need of defending itself. Live and let live (preferably not in my ceiling vents).

Liz Ackert said...

Hard to believe we have been here nearly seven years ... we are still filled with a sense of wonder as we discover each new thing

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you ... I count each person who comments here part of those riches