Arachnophobia: Saturday Through My Lens

I know I freaked some of you out with the pics of the snake in the tub, so I want to give you fair warning and a spoiler alert in case you suffer from arachnophobia.  This week's Saturday Through My Lens features spiders and webs I encountered on my morning hike last weekend at Wekiwa Springs State Park.

arachnophobia, spider web, spider, Wekiwa River State Park

The early morning sun (well, let's be honest....it wasn't THAT early!), but anyway, the sun's rays illuminate the intricacy of the web and shine a spotlight on these leggy creatures. spiders and webs at Wekiwa River State Park; arachnophobia It is amazing how many layers they spin, all interconnected in a stunning display of lines and geometric rule-bending.

spiders and webs at Wekiwa River State Park; arachnophobia

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Top Ten Summer Blockbusters . . . Well, Sort Of.

As summer comes to a close, I decided to do a top ten list of summer blockbusters for you.  I look forward to the summer movie season every year like a sports fans counts down to baseball or football season.  Summer is the season of action and comedy movies that are over the top and in your face! But as I perused the IMDB list of releases for summer 2013, I realized something.  I have been slacking, and my movie list is lacking.  There were no superheroes in my summer.
Johnny Depp, Tonto, Lone Ranger, Summer Blockbuster 2013
photo courtesy www.studiobriefing.net

I missed the Lone Ranger galloping along with Captain Jack Sparrow in KISS makeup. I missed the Man of Steel’s new wardrobe. I am heartbroken to have missed Hugh Jackman’s abs in Wolverine, and I’m kind of irritated that I let Great Gatsby dance on by.

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Crashing Waves: Saturday Through My Lens

UPDATE:  Evidently the snazzy slideshow feature does not work in email format unless you actually click on the title to visit the post.  So I inserted all the pictures in the normal way and republished.  Sorry about that!  In honor of summer coming to a close, this week's Saturday Through My Lens showcases the exhilaration of crashing waves. Jersey Shore crashing waves I didn't bring the camera to the beach this year in an effort to live in the moment instead of behind the lens.  (Well, I did have my iPhone camera with me at all times, but.....)  So here are a few of my favorite shots from a vacay two years ago on the Jersey Shore.

Jersey Shore crashing waves

Waves are a lot like life, I think.  Sometimes you see what's coming, and you can prepare for it and ride it out.

Jersey Shore crashing waves

Sometimes it sneaks up on you and overwhelms you, taking you places you didn't want to go.

Sometimes it sneaks up on you and overwhelms you, taking you places you didn't want to go.

Sometimes it sneaks up on you and overwhelms you, taking you places you didn't want to go.  Continue reading "Crashing Waves: Saturday Through My Lens"

An Indian Restaurant Fable (i.e. A Review with Morals at the End!)

Indian elephant on a jewelry box.My Knight and I enjoyed a date night this week at a local Indian restaurant.  It has been a while since we visited this place, and I was craving yummy naan bread, curry, and cheesy Bollywood films. When we arrived, there was only one server working.  She was a young girl who seemed a little unsure of herself as she asked us to be seated.  She was nice, friendly, and completely and totally clueless. Let's call her Lola, for no reason whatsoever other than to give her a name. Lola took our drink order right away, and as she walked away I asked if she could bring us garlic naan.  It's never a good sign when your server at an Indian restaurant doesn't know what naan is.  I explained what it was and some dawning of recognition occurred and she offered butter, garlic, or cheese naan.  I asked what kind of cheese.  She replied, "I have no idea.  I'm new here." Continue reading "An Indian Restaurant Fable (i.e. A Review with Morals at the End!)"