Monday, June 27, 2011

Mahone Pool

We found the gutter near the end of the dive.

And at the top of it was this huge jellyfish with a school of baby fish tag-alongs.

So blue but very visible. It was about the size of my torso.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Last Days

My mom and dad cooked me a birthday dinner at my dad's house while I was in town.

Me and Greg explored a creek, and found a rainbow darter, some minnows, juvenile red-ear and a snapping turtle with a leach on its butt.

This is how we got out there. What a liveable city.
Here's some more info on this very interesting Red-Spotted newt featured below:
Red-spotted Newts have a fairly complicated lifecycle. They begin their life as an aquatic juvenile and then grow into a 3.5-8.6 cm (1 3/8 – 3 3/8 in) terrestrial juvenile called a red eft. Efts are brilliantly colored, generally orange-red, to dull red or orange. After several years, the eft stage migrates back to breeding sites and transforms into aquatic adults. Interestingly, the aquatic adults lack gills, and instead have lungs. The adults are duller than the efts, and are usually olive-green, brown, or dark greenish-brown, with yellow bellies. Their dorsal surface is patterned with 3-7 red spots bordered in black, and they generally grow to lengths of 5.7-12.2 cm (2 ¼ - 4 13/16 in). Adult males have a high tail fin and dark spots on the back legs during the breeding season.

My dad's front yard is pretty bushy. A lot of edible fruiting plants make it a fun place to hang out and graze.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Day 2

A huge storm came through right before I got home, knocking out trees all across town. Homeless squirrels count their blessings by eating ripe mulberries.

This sculpture of Adam and Eve was knocked down, and I ran into the model for the male part at the Runcible. We talked about the town neurotics for a bit.

Eve was spared. So was the stained glass house.

This is Needmore Lake. Unfortunately a troll has taken up residence next to it. All these people who live out in Needmore used to be young hippies, but now they have turned into old territorial trolls who chase off young people wanting to cool down in the water. Bing's daughter is very cute, but recovering from a severe mosquito bite.

I have giant friends.

It was hard to avoid the socialness, (I wanted to explore) but I eventually realised I was really lucky to be involved in something like all that. Plus I got called a Renaissance man.