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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Daucus carota



"Pieces—stems, ghosts—of afternoon
falling all over themselves..."

From "Romantic Note" by Charles North

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Look closely and you'll see what stopped me at the edge of the field.

8 comments:

Granny J said...

Very romantic flowers.

Dale said...

Wow. I'm not usually spooked by spiders, but this one spooks me.

Pod said...

oh what a tiny thing...and how lovely to have so many feetsies tickled by all those tiny flowers

Lori Witzel said...

Hi folks!

GrannyJ: Queen Anne's lace there was very Bryonic -- wind-tossed and moody in afternoon light.

Dale: I agree -- normally I don't get a shiver from a spider, but the dead bone-white of its belly and the slightly horrible translucence of its pale thorax and head...bbbrrrrrrr!

Pod: It was very very tiny...but I'm feeling a little more empathy for the ant than the spider this time around.

Bubba said...

What a beautiful spider... and some of the more daucus of carota I have witnessed! Oh, sure there are lots of carota... but daucus? You don't see that every day...

Oh, look... I see it's time for my Seconal. Tata!

Shelly Lowenkopf said...

Well, I must say, you've got us feeling all over for crawly things.
Good to have you back.

polona said...

i doubt the ant has a chance if he's after it... these little fellas are fierce predators

Lori Witzel said...

Hey all y'all -- I took a real day off today (as opposed to my two recent vacations, which were both liberally festooned with work projects) and it's so nice to wander back to your schtuff!

Bubba: *snork* :-)

Shelly: Oregon had far fewer obvious biting things than Texas -- hey, I could sit on the grass and play with my nephew, something fireants have rendered challenging in Texas -- but that spider? Bbbbbrrrrrr.

Polona: You're right -- I have seen them in action, and I am sure glad they're very tiny.