Saturday, November 10, 2007

FREE AT LAST

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The drama that unfolds in a reef is never ending. Beyond this image #3, are three more (#1 thru 4), that show a hermit in trouble & vulnerable to predation. There are also many more different hermits in various locations throughout the reef. I have no idea how many I have in my reefs but they are everywhere.
In the header, a lizard that was brought by my place today, by someone who found it on their roof. I suggested to put it back where they found it as it was probably living free to begin with. Over on Planet Earth, the strange bedfellows one meets in a reef always amazes. I think Pippi & Blenny are going steady. The Red Spotted Blenny is always making me laugh as it charges ahead of me & is always perched right in my face when I least expect him/her to be there.
A few quick ones to add also.
Hunger Happens is from a friend I`ve worked with for years helping out the National Food Bank.
The plains Indian using a white cloth to misdirect the antelope to get a better shot at one to feed & clothe his tribe.
The Holmes comet, not pictured on this post, is readily seen in the night sky. It has become an explosive burst of icy vapor that one may never see again. It is unpredictable & should be visible for the next couple of weeks. I just walked outside & could easily spot it. I`ll try & get more info on it by tomorrow.
Thank you all for the nice welcome back I received & may you all enjoy your time at this place.
I always try & keep it interesting.
REMEMBER

29 comments:

AndiF said...

Welcome back!!

I'm sorry I missed the big homecoming (and that was a spectacular fish you had announce it) but hey, this way I get to be the first one in this post to say it.

Just having you gone for a short while made me realize just how much I look forward to seeing the amazing photos and reading wonderful writing you give us.

Nancy P said...

Reading your post while listening to Dada's blues. What could be nicer on a Sunday morn? I do love these internets.

olivia said...

Pippi has good taste -- obviously those eye stalks are 20/20 ... ;-)

NDD said...

Pippi Longstocking and Jack Blenny in the Dating Game... ha ha ha!

The appearance of Mr Blenny always guarantees a chuckle for the day. I'll be looking forward to more episodes involving interactions twixt these two.

(50+F today, and sunny, I need to get outside for a bit!)

Knucklehead said...

Thanks Andif,
That "Thanks" was for the welcome back. Upon further reading your comment , I must reiterate my gratitude for your wonderful words that encourage me to carry on with my daily posts & essays.

Knucklehead said...

Nancy p,
Yes, it seems nicer to enjoy something when it`s accompanied with great music. I`m glad you figured out how to access the archives of dada`s show. It`s also nice to know that others have concurred with my appreciation of the choice of music presented for us by one of our own, the inimitable dada. Yes, these tubes are amazing.

Knucklehead said...

Olivia,
Obviously so do you. Did you wonder at the size of either one of these paramours, compared to each other, or compared to a predetermined assumption?
I don`t think I`ve intentionally shot them together.
I do have to respect their respective private lives, dontcha know.

Knucklehead said...

NDD,
Even though Blenny is not a clownfish, he sure is a fish clown.
Have you seen the comet yet?

Beth said...

I keep trying to find the comet here in rural NH, but am not sure I've seen it yet. I'll keep trying!

NDD said...

Didn't know where to look yet, but it seems the Holmes Comet is near Perseus.

I'm more familiar with Andromeda. So then, facing North, Perseus should be off to the right of the last star visible in the arc of those in Andromeda, a distance similar to the space between A's stars. Right?

Knucklehead said...

Beth & NDD, Here`s a little map to facilitate finding the comet.
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/home/10775326.html
It is overcast here for the rest of the day, so I won`t be seeing it. Last night, I just walked out, looked up, & could see it without knowing exactly where to look. I went & got my binos for a better view.
Hope you find it. Good luck.

Knucklehead said...

This may help accessing that site.
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/

Beth said...

Thanks, head. The sky is crystal clear here tonight, but there are a lot of trees around my sister's house, so it's hard to see the stars. I'll keep watching. Thanks for the links!

Knucklehead said...

Beth, It will look like a dim fuzzy cotton ball. It does not look like a typical comet with a tail, although one may develop later in the next weeks. I don`t think anyone knows.

Beth said...

Thanks Tony - I'll keep wandering outside as the evening progresses, and watch for it. I have a fuzzy afghan to keep me warm...and some of far's rum...and I really do want to see it. I won't have much luck from my back yard in Florida.

Hope your skies clear soon! Hugs.

Knucklehead said...

Beth, Does the Afghan have a name?
I`m jealous.

Beth said...

Lol! I'm blushing. The tag says Sonoma. But I can call it Knucklehead...although I think it's far shallower and one-dimensional than its namesake.

Knucklehead said...

Beth,
I`m warming up to you.

Beth said...

Head, you warm the cockles of my cold little heart! And fingers, and toes, and nose...

Knucklehead said...

Beth,
Cockles eh? I don`t have any in my tanks, but I don`t have noses, toes, nor fingers either. Are you sure "Knucklehead" isn`t an electric blanket?

Beth said...

Wouldn't some of your critters view noses and fingers as a tasty snack? Nope, no electric blanket, though I keep threatening to buy one and leave it here. My Florida constitution doesn't do well in these frigid northeast temperatures (then again, neither did my Idaho constitution - I'm a wuss). My brother-in-law has a fire going, and I'm heading for the hot tub, so I should be toasty the rest of the evening. Although I won't abandon KH! :-)

Knucklehead said...

Beth
Thanks for that. Don`t leave me now. The reason I wondered if it was electric was because it did seem to be getting hot.

Beth said...

Just toasty. Not hot yet! :-)

Not going anywhere. I have another football game to watch this evening. And words to make up, since I slacked yesterday (fam would be proud of me).

Thanks for making me smile, kh. I'm looking forward to meeting you on my next trip to CA land, so I can deliver my hugs in person! One by one, I'm meeting my new blog family. And it's wonderful.

Knucklehead said...

Beth, family is a good thing to belong in. I hope you get your winning team to cheer you up & end this nice day on a happy wordy note. Good evening.

NDD said...

I found the Holmes Comet!!It was visible with naked eye and better yet with the 7x50 binocs.

From Cassiopea (at least for me here in ND) it's about a a third of the the way, pretty much staight down, to the horizon, following along the Milky Way.

Once I saw it, I recalled seeing a fuzz ball there in late summer? ll and wondering at that time what it was.

Now I've got to go see that date when it was first spotted.

NDD said...

Wiki info on Holmes


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/17P/Holmes

Knucklehead said...

NDD, Good on you.
It`s a bummer when you try & get someone to look for something special & they don`t get to see it.
That will encourage others to find it it.

boran2 said...

Welcome back and good luck in the new house!

Knucklehead said...

Boran2
Thank you very much.
I was over at the Palooza earlier today & concurred with dada`s assessment of the clouds in your painting. I then got distracted & did not get back yet.
But I will.