LILIES AND SNAILS – April 13, 2015

Happy Monday and welcome back. It was a dark cloudy morning and I didn’t walk very far but wanted to share what I saw this morning.

First stop was the wharf where I saw this raft of sailboats just breaking up and heading out. I hope they enjoyed their time in my wee town.

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On the way back home I noticed this beautiful “Zantedeschia aethiopica” or “Arum Lilies”. They are growing along the fence of the local waste treatment plant. I call it “Coupe’s Poop Plant” because it’s sandwiched between the Captain Thomas A. Coupe park and boat launch, and Coupe’s original home built around 1854. Coupe is where Coupeville gets its name.

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If you look closely you may notice the snails munching away on the leaf just to the left of the tallest right flower. Well here, let me show you.

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If you look even closer at the lower most flower you’ll see another snail way down inside next to the stamen.

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It’s really amazing what all you’ll see if you just stop and smell the flowers.

Thanks for walking with me today and I look forward to you joining me again real soon.

SPIDER WEBS AND MORE

Over the past couple of weeks it has been cloudy and rainy during my morning walks. This morning the sky was clear but we had some fog. This combination made the spider webs really “pop” as they were covered with dew.

But first, here’s the sunrise in the tule fog.

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And here are some the spider webs. There were thousands and thousands of them.

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They say that when spiders build lots of webs in the fall it means a cold winter. I hop they are wrong.

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I believe this spider missed the part of the class where they taught them to fill in the center.

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I couldn’t resist taking this snails picture in the morning sunlight. He sure did have a pretty shell. Of course it could have been a “she” as well.

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I typically don’t take “art” photos, mostly I’m a landscape/nature/historical shutterbug. I did make a small attempt at some “art” this morning. I hope you enjoy it, or not. After all “art” is in the eye of the onlooker.

This is a house on a hill, in the fog, with the morning sun reflecting off the windows.

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I thought these power lines and birds made a nice geometric photo.

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And lastly “Dewdrop and Barbed Wire”, enjoy.

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Have a great weekend!