WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SURPRISE

 

 Jen H. says macro lenses act as a magnifier, allowing us to see the dainty details in nature that otherwise go unnoticed.

I know there are ghost crabs on the beach. These nearly-translucent, lightning-fast crabs dart out of sight when they see me coming.  Nothing like 360-degree swivel-vision to give that little crab the upper hand. So it’s always a treat to spot one during the day.  I watch for its burrow hole and tracks.

 

Joe Burbank captured them on video but he had to shoot at night with a remote-operated, GoPro waterproof, sand-proof camera.

 

 

My photograph has a hidden surprise. It’s gray-white, with touches of light brown and blends in with the sand. Can you find it?

 

Toni 4/16/17

Fearless Girl helps tentative Nani cross raging brook, a 420 character 9-liner inspired by that Wall Street statue and the raging bull.

crossing stream

Fearless Girl.

When Lydia was 8 she & I were crossing a mountain stream.

She bounded to the further bank. I lingered. Scared.

“Have no fear, Nani!” she exhorted with her hands on her hips,

a proud 4 foot tall, invincible force.

Then she leaned in to grab my hand.

And I too leaped, er, gingerly picked my way across.

She could have been the model for the Wall Street statue taking on the Charging Bull.

A fearless girl.

PATTY

Fearless Girl helps tentative Nani cross raging brook, a 420 character 9-liner inspired by that Wall Street statue and the raging bull.