On this blogger site one can click on all pictures except for the header two times each time making them larger which is a feature I like because it gives you the ability to really look very close at all kinds of things not readily seen.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Macro Monday - Prairie Crab

On  a walk yesterday morning.

Gourds like this grow  all over.

An example of what was called prairie crab.

Tiny cactus like this are hard to see.  These days am looking down more than ahead for several reasons. Snakes is one of them.

The pictures from the side were not that good.


This is not your general run of the mill hopper you see out here and there are many.  This may be a prairie shrimp and there is a problem..

Why he's missing a leg. 

 And this ain't  it .

Then there's the thistles.

For a thistle flower picture this stuck out.

A different type of thistle.  This almost doesn't look real to me.  It did look like you see it and stood out from the others.  There doesn't  seem to be much color out here but if you look a bit there is. 

Walking stick cactus are blooming.  Some of these can get like a small tree.  There are not so many here and have to go somewhere where they are plentiful. Trying to remember where.

Soon this will have flowers too.


I walked about three miles and was gone three hours or so.  It was just before noon when I got back.  The last picture was actually taken the day before on Saturday. Never had a clue so many cool pictures were to be had.

22 comments:

  1. Great shots, especially the bugs. Its easy to loose track of time when out taking pics..:-)

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  2. Once a person really opens their eyes, there's something everywhere we look, isn't there? Love these pics. Had a chuckle over the poor legless hopper: "Why he's missing a leg. And this ain't it."

    Love the photo of the green thistle with pink center. Sounds like a nice walk.

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  3. A great point - no matter what if you pay attention on any walk you will find things to look at that are interesting.
    Thanks TE.

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  4. lovely pictures and I really enjoyed the commentary. I've seen those walking stick cactus on a blog from New Mexico. It seems that they grow like weeds out there.

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    1. They can in some place. On our 90 acres there is just one. Thanks!

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  5. The two thistle pictures look like the same plant...we have those lovely/nasty things here also. They are called Musk Thistle or Nodding Thistle. The third one is a young plant..it will get bigger and deadlier and more beautiful.


    Linda
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    1. There's enough of these things I'm glad there isn't more. They are pretty that is for sure.

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  6. Getting lost in nature is the best thing and time does fly by :)

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    1. It does just that. Helps get your mind right. Thanks L.

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  7. Yes indeed!!! Lot's of cool pictures! All beautiful!
    Desert crab, huh?
    Have a wonderful day!
    Debbie's Travels

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    1. No Debbie - prairie crab as it's so much better for you.

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  8. Great pictures of a magnificent landscape...

    Best wisehs from Germany and have a nice day
    CL

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    1. Thank you Cloudy and the same back. I've been over to your place and am going back.

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  9. wonderful macros! love the cactus blossoms :)

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  10. Very nice. I liked the thistle bloom and te walking cactus. I remember the walking cactus from when we lived in Arizona. :)

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  11. Beautiful, particularly the cactus flower.

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    1. There is little color out there now. Mostly with incests.

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