I Saw It On Vacation
Ummmmahhh….wuzzzzzzz enjoyin’ some camping in Oregon until this guy was found dead in our new campsite. Where are his relatives?
My summer travels took me camping throughout central Oregon. One of our stops was in Tumalo. We arrived and started setting up our camp. I came across this thing on our picnic table. I posted this photo on Facebook and am friends with Jim Culter who is a Senior Scientist at Mote Marine Laboratories here in Sarasota, Florida. He wrote this comment on my post: “There are five species of scorpions reported from Oregon. I think this one looks like Paruroctonus Boreus. It is venomous (neurotoxin) but not particularly dangerous (exceptions of young children and very old, compromised health etc, and where on the body you get stung.) Much like a bee sting. The bad scorpions are in the southwest.”
In The Trees
As a child, I spent a ton of time in the woods on my grandparents 88 acres of land in upstate New York. My brother, sister and I would swing through the gully on vines, look for salamanders under the rocks, watch the frogs leap in the knee-deep pond, take hay rides in the fall, snow mobile in the winter, and help our grandpa in the garden in the spring. Any time I find myself in the woods, I am taken back to this wonderful time in my life. I love the way twigs snap and leaves crumble as you meander through. I love the sound of the wind as it moves through the echos of animal-filled yet quiet forests. There is such peace when you’re in and among the trees.
I’m closing in on my first year of being a member of the Lakewood Ranch Digital Photo Club (LWRDPC). We recently took a field trip to various graveyards for our clubs monthly theme of “scary” photos.
L.B., our club president and a few others pre-planned a special photo shoot in addition to our scary theme for this field trip. L.B. even shopped the day prior for some vintage clothing to help depict a widow in mourning over her lost husband to war. We needed some models to assist in the shoot so I stepped up to the “gravesite” to model. I asked one of our members to grab my camera as I looked up from our second pose as I saw approximately 11 photographers with their cameras starring at me ready to shoot! I’ve never been in that situation before and I had to smile even though I was “in mourning”.
Wife in Mourning – Photographed by Bill Mills
Photographer taking photo of photographer taking photo of photographer – Photo by Bill Mills
I think she was flirting with all the male cars as we drove along side her on South Tamiami Trail. She kept winking at her passerby’s and the happy horns kept honking at her. She started showing a little tire at the last intersection before we turned off towards home. Her lashes were so long. She must be using that Latisse product that makes her lashes full and thick. Isn’t she pretty?