Most of you know I'm off the net for the next few weeks to finish my novella, Xscents --------------->
Mari Juniper, Sam Adamson, Margo and I have been talking about spiders, scorpions, roaches, and lizards of TX. I have a couple pics I've taken here and there I thought I would share. Not for the squeamish. There is splattage here. This is almost like madlibs, so please bear with me!
Lightning storms like this:
(Yes, that's lightning, I took this when it was dark!)
is the reason these come out:
and I have to gather my weapons...
and, well, you know.
Look at those legs! This sucker was huge and trying to get in the front door. Hello! Not on my watch.
Not all of them die.
I like this critter, it's a Horny Toad Lizard.
I wonder if they really eat toads?
And you guys remember the 6inch lizard I found in my pants? AFTER I put them on.
I named him Timothy,
and set him free.
It can get scary sometimes.
And one gets impatient
and has to put their foot down
And tell those critters where they belong
See that hollow in that
oak? That looks like a
cozy home for a critter.
These little air plant fungi things live
on oak trees, they blow off all the time.
I like to write (in my ac/dc shirt)
And I wonder if that's how they grow 55,00,0000 lbs of these:
And I start finding these in my popcorn
He's a stray. I'm calling him Charlie.
I think he's keeper. What do you think?
Sometimes Texas seems really lame
And I feel like I don't belong
This is another stray that's living with me. I've named
her pickles. She's deaf and blind in one eye. Sweet dog,
but also a tad aggressive. She and my Hagsy don't
get along very well, so I need to find her somewhere
else to shack up. Cute, huh?
But Hagsy reassures me all is well.
(Hagsy is my lab. And she ate all my garden squash
And then she ate the plant. Even the roots! That's
why she looks so pleased with herself.)
Days like these remind me I'm as free as a bird
Maybe Texas isn't so bad. ;-)
Hope you enjoyed the photos! See you all on the other side!
Disclaimer: All these photos are mine, I've taken them with my very own camera using my very own fingers (except the pic of me in the dress, sis did that), and have not stolen from the interwebs, except the one with the sword, that was from a "paste your face in here and be a pirate --arrrrr!" site.