Yesterday I had the most views I’ve ever had in one day since I started this blog; 48 visitors and 314 views (that’s more than 6 views per visitor). I’m not sure if it has to do with my Viable Paradise acceptance (fellow attendees checking out the ancient relic who will share a week with them) or some other anomaly. Regardless, no more likes or comments than I normally get, so I think it were automated searches or some other web crawler ticking up the counter.
Totally unrelated, I took photos of rocks in my yard, flowers in my yard, and a snake in my yard.
I have medium to large rocks separating the yard proper from the road. The rocks have interesting textures, and I occasionally go out and photograph a few.
The thinking here is to eventually create texture files . . . good plan, but it has yet to be carried out.
I’ve let this Salsify plant live in the hopes of capturing one of the seed balls, but the flower is also not bad.
By the way, as usual, click for larger view, or go to SmugMug gallery HERE for full-size versions.
Can’t think of the name right now, but . . .
These next ones are Chives . . .
This still-small crab spider tried to keep its backside toward me. It was successful, and I wonder if it thought that by it not seeing me I would not be able to see it.
But, back to the rocks . . . sometimes when I head out to get the mail I spend a few minutes searching for interesting rocks for me to eventually photograph.
By the way, have you ever heard of the Night Witches? Me neither, but it’s an interesting article. Worth a read, I say.
Here are some of the flowers we bought for our pots.
And here’s another view of the baby crab spider . . .
Although not especially giddy, I can’t help but be somewhat affected by the enthusiasm of my fellow VP19 attendees. Understand, I am looking forward to it, but I am somewhat surprised at the effusive anticipation they express.
Many see it as a turning point in their lives. I suppose it could be for some of us, but I also think that most of them being a lot younger than I am (I’m curious if I’ll be the oldest one there) has a lot to do with it; if it is a transformative event, it will have far longer consequences for them than it will for me.
Here; another rock and a surprise.
I actually managed a good closeup after chasing it around for a bit.
Where is the snake, you ask? Why, in the rocks, of course. It blended in pretty well (this is a close-up).
It’s a common Garter Snake. Not a small one either.
I knew it was around, so I found him relatively easy . . . but even if I had not been looking, I might have noticed the other end of it.
This next photo is a compilation of a number of shots. The original can be seen at full resolution in the SmugMug Gallery.
There is no particular point to the post; I just had some photos I played with and wanted to share.
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