WPC: Boundaries

Boundaries are this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge. Below, lichens set out dark, circular boundaries atop a stone, and in the bottom photo, a wall seems to keep the snake on the wild side of the bricks. (In reality, he often uses the drainage holes to visit the house side and explore the garage.)

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CIRCLED — Lichen growth looking like overlapping bulleye’s on a stone.
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WALLED OUT — The friendly neighborhood coachwhip glides along the outside of the knee wall.

Ghosts and empty sockets

Humans tend to see human qualities everywhere: in images, behavior, even the night sky. Anthropomorphization is one of those things that defines humanity.

Mud dauber wasp nest.
EMPTY — This unusual mud dauber nest was symmetrical, with holes at about the same level, giving it an eerie skull- or masklike appearance. It, along with three or four other wasp nests, was discovered under the bonnet of our truck.
Mud dauber nest.
Another view of the same image above, showing its “‘other eye.”

Weekly photo challenge: Inside

This week’s challenge was an inside outside job.

Where to get inside the challenge:

And some nice takes on inside this week:

Weekly photo challenge: Carefree II

A second entry into this week’s photo challenge.

Sunset fishing at Fort Gaines.

Other carefree moments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

A couple of weeks late and a few dollars short, but here’s the entry from the June 14 challenge: Curves. Inspired by last night’s side salad.

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Others who followed the curve:

And the challenge page itself:

 

 

Weekly photo challenge: From above 2

The larger of the two eastern coachwhip snakes to show themselves today had milky eye scales — a sign he’s getting ready to shed his skin. This fellow curled himself in a warm stone and dirt hollow in the hillside. Only noticed him when I heard the sound of his scales sliding against the stone after trimming some of the growth on the hill.

Someone else in the burrow apparently shed within the last 24 hours. Found a still-moist whole skin measuring more than 6 feet woven between the stalks of the pokeweed plants.

Eastern coachwhip curled up.
Eastern coachwhip curled up in a warm dirt and stone bowl below the deck.

Weekly challenge homepage: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/weekly-photo-challenge-from-above/comment-page-7/#comment-183222