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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Heads or Tails #22 - Box

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This week's prompt is:
Here's a Box Elder and ...
Box Elder Bugs
I can't believe I missed last week
and almost missed today too!
I'm sorry to be so LITERAL today. I prefer to think OUTSIDE THE BOX, but I'm in a rush today ... getting ready for my Photoshop Elements class ... so I 'Googled' these images. I'll visit later when I get home this afternoon. Hope you each have a delightful day!
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"I imagine that yes is the only living thing." e.e cummings


Anonymous said...

Fascinating post! I had not heard of this type of insect before. I wonder if we have them up here?

My entry is here

Stop by if you have a moment. Have a great week ahead!

Quiet Paths said...

Oh dear, I remember these bugs from my childhood. They used to gather on the house in the fall. They used to creep me out; I haven't seen one for years .....

Unknown said...

just getting a small dose of my friend -- gt a sprained wrist so cant stay long. always nice 2cu tho. *lovies*

Anonymous said...

A bug that matches the tree! How chic is that? LOL Happy Hot.

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, Box Elder bugs. I don't miss them much.

Hope you learn something new and fun in class today!

Akelamalu said...

Ugh, I don't like bugs, box(ed) or otherwise!

Mom Knows Everything said...

I've never heard of that tree or bugs before. Great HOT post! :o)

Barb said...

I would love to sit under that tree with a good book and a glass of Lemonade. Not if those bugs were there, though. ;)

Maude Lynn said...

Cool! I love the tree.

Linda said...

We learn so much through blogging!! I didn't do HoT today and didn't post until late. Busy day!

Momisodes said...

Yikes! I hope I never meet that bug face to face.

Hope you had a great class :)

Love the Cummings quote.

Jo, a retired teacher said...

I don't think the box elder bugs that live in Utah look like either of the ones you pictured. I'll see if I can get a picture of one to compare.

They are rather benign bugs. They don't bite, gather in large groups, or move fast enough to be sneaky. Those are all good traits in a bug, as far as I'm concerned.

Betty said...

I like your choices for todays Heads or Tails. Very original.

Hope your week is going good so far.

Hootin Anni said...

I'm going to go do a little bloghopping today in case we are given evacuation notice over the weekend.

I have a Thursday blog scheduled to post tonight at 5PM, and I have a special gift for you then.

storyteller said...

To everyone – I’m delighted you all visited yesterday and shared your thoughts about my ‘last minute’ Box Elder (tree & bugs) HoTs post while I was gone. After class I met a friend … then ran errands … so I got home much later than usual, and (as a result) … I didn’t have time to visit anyone. I do intend to ‘blog hop’ in a little while (after responding to comments and creating a post here.

Sue – I’m happy to have shared something you weren’t aware of.

Quiet Paths – How interesting … thanks for sharing your experience.

Chuckie – Sorry to hear about your wrist, but happy you dropped by to say ‘howdy’ ;--)

Karen (at My Opinion Counts) – I thought it was a fun combination too. I’m glad you found it ‘chic’ LOL

Vixen – Actually … we’re learning about ‘adjustment layers’ and ‘filters’ in PSE class and it’s amazing what dramatic effects can be achieved. I shared a few at Sacred Ruminations this morning if you’d like to see them.

Akelamalu – Heheh … I’m with you! Luv the pun ;--)

Tammy – Thanks. I’m always pleased to share something new and/or enlightening.

Skittles – I’m with you on THAT ;--)

Mama Zen – I thought it was an ‘attractive’ tree too.

Linda – Isn’t that the truth! I do understand BUSY … seems like the story of my life lately.

Sandy C – I do love the PSE classes … though I’m a bit on ‘overload’ and need to find some time to practice so I don’t lose track of all we’re learning before new stuph is introduced. This advanced class is one I might decide to take again … and again. LOL

Jo (a retired teacher) – Thanks for providing a bit more info on these ‘bugs’ … I didn’t have time to do any research and still make it to my class on time, but I’m sure it’s available online.

Betty – What a lovely thing to say! I do TRY to think outside the box for HoTs whenever possible.

Hootin’ Anni – I thought of you yesterday when I heard the storm’s path had shifted. I’m praying for everyone in Ike’s path … hoping for the best. How lovely to anticipate what you might have for me … I can hardly wait ;--)

To all again – Thanks again for your comments and I hope you’re all having a wonderful Wednesday. I'll be visiting in a little while ... as soon as time permits.
Hugs and blessings,

Tina Coruth said...

Cool post, Storyteller!! :-)

storyteller said...

Tina Coruth – Thanks … glad you enjoyed it and thanks for stopping by ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

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