Friday, February 14, 2014

Love bug?

I picked this up in a thrift store, some years ago, and it's been resting quietly on a bottom shelf, keeping out of trouble. Finally, its chance came: it waved at me this morning, shouting, "Hey! It's Valentine's Day! My day to shine!"

Scorpion, 4 1/2 inches long, trapped in acrylic. I don't know where it's from.

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

5 comments:

  1. I guess scorpions can be pretty nasty little guys. One time I went on a camping trip to Baja California. We parked our truck on a beach and were enjoying a campfire. I carried a log under my arm and then threw it on the fire. To my surprise, a scorpion scurried out of it's pulpy center and out of the flames. I'm so glad he didn't choose to sting my bare skin as I was carrying it so close to my body. Happy Valentines Day and jogging my memory of that great (if scary) trip. - Margy

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  2. Yikes! I did almost the same thing with a black widow, hiking on Popocatepetl. But I was wearing a warm jacket, so I was relatively protected. But a scorpion under your bare arm -- scary!

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  3. I love it! May I use the photo, with credit, on a bok review I am doing? I'll link back to your post. It fits perfectly with the book!

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  4. Jennifer, Yes, I'd be happy for you to use it. I'd like to see the review when it's done; I'm wondering what book this would match!

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  5. It's a book I've been asked to review, not yet published. They actually mention one of these. Lots of crystals, magic and knitting.
    I must finish the book! I read the first 100 pages whilst waiting in the ER, with chest pains!

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