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Sunday, June 29, 2008

South Platte

I went for a bit of a walk today, sans children while Theo took the kids to Mr. Biggs, or as I've been calling it Dà Xiān Shēng. Lots of buzzing insects, mucky swampy water, algae, dust, and sunshine sounded much better than a bunch of screaming kids in an arcade.

The upside is that I got a lot of pics and had a fun time. The downside is that I won't be able to do it again till next weekend. It's a long weekend coming up though. I hope everyone else is busy being social so I can go muck about some more.

So, here's some pictures of my little adventure; no particular order.

Oh, and I brought home a bullfrog tadpole and was widely acclaimed by all my children. Especially after I told them how I had to trick a warty swamp witch to tell me the location of the land of the bull frogs, wrestle the tadpole from the bullfrog village guards in a hand-to-foot/claw/paw battle that would make Jeff Corwin cower and then make a fast getaway while giant sticky tongues lashed out at me like whips. No one asked me if they should kiss the little fishy things with mini-hind legs already sprouting.

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Matt Dick said...



Hypatia said...

Yep. :) I was just explaining to a coworker the traditional fishing method with cormorants. Not great for the birds, but pretty inventive.

They were on the other side of the pond and doing a flapping mating swim with each other. I'm going to go back over the weekend and try to catch some more pics of them.