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This is the season for tiny green inchworms to be suspended from nearly invisible strands, which they're climbing either up or down. Someone in the sky ocean is fishing.

fishing (photo by Chris Kendig)


I suppose the fisher might catch some worm-eating birds? Robins, maybe, or starlings. Or maybe a bluebird. They generally eat insects and berries, but they "have also been observed capturing and eating larger prey items such as shrews, salamanders, snakes, lizards and tree frogs," says the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. I'm sure a floating inchworm is not beyond the skills of such a potentially fearsome hunter. And yet if it takes this inchworm . . .

Then again, maybe sometimes you can catch people this way.

(photo from Lovebryan.com)


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Isn't it funny that a fugitive dye--a dye that runs away--isn't fast, and in fact a dye that sticks around is what we call fast. You'd think a fugitive, fleeing, would like to be fast. Different senses of fast though: the permanent dye is steadfast.

DSCN4759

fleeing, but not fast
fleeting and not fast



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browngirl
Jun. 2nd, 2014 04:18 pm (UTC)
*delights so, so much in this post*
asakiyume
Jun. 2nd, 2014 04:37 pm (UTC)
^_^
seuzen
Jun. 2nd, 2014 04:33 pm (UTC)
love this little inch worms
After years of not logging on, I was inspired by the bright green-ness of these little inch worms. This is the time of year when I feel like I have super vision, too. I love that feeling...though I'm not sure I'd love to eat one of those little critters :-)
asakiyume
Jun. 2nd, 2014 04:37 pm (UTC)
Re: love this little inch worms
Isn't it amazing that the login still works? I love seeing you here!

Yeah, if I'm going to eat worms, I'd prefer them to be gummy worms.
dark_phoenix54
Jun. 2nd, 2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
The elementary school I went to had (I think) elm trees shading the lunch area. At one time of the year we'd be eating and these horrid little green worms would come reeling down into our faces, our food, or down our backs! I'd forgotten about them until seeing that picture. (hysterical repression?)
asakiyume
Jun. 3rd, 2014 01:04 pm (UTC)
It's funny, there are lots of drawing things that I don't care for, but these guys I always liked! On the other hand, I never had to suffer an assault of lots of them at once. . . .
ashlyme
Jun. 2nd, 2014 06:15 pm (UTC)
Ah, I haven't seen one of these wee beasties in a while! (I'm rooting for the inchworm eating the dude.Five kwatloos.)

I loved your thoughts on dye. I think we should have a new shade of purple: Slow Mauve. :)

Edited at 2014-06-02 06:17 pm (UTC)
sovay
Jun. 2nd, 2014 06:20 pm (UTC)
(I'm rooting for the inchworm eating the dude.Five kwatloos.)

+1.
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sovay
Jun. 2nd, 2014 06:20 pm (UTC)
fishing in the sky ocean, fast and fugitive

THAT IS A GREAT LINE.
asakiyume
Jun. 3rd, 2014 02:00 pm (UTC)
run--run WHILE YOU STILL CAN!
I think the concept of fugitive dyes is the BEST EVER.
queenoftheskies
Jun. 2nd, 2014 06:43 pm (UTC)
I remember those inch worms from growing up. I loved them almost as much as I loved June bugs!

Thank you so much for sharing. I don't think we have them here, though sometimes we do have June bugs...and we have great lizards!
asakiyume
Jun. 3rd, 2014 01:07 pm (UTC)
Just don't let any hungry and fearsome bluebirds get at your lizards!
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pdlloyd
Jun. 2nd, 2014 06:45 pm (UTC)
So much fun in this post. Thank you!
asakiyume
Jun. 3rd, 2014 01:07 pm (UTC)
:D My pleasure always!
sartorias
Jun. 2nd, 2014 07:46 pm (UTC)
I love that purple swooshie one!
asakiyume
Jun. 3rd, 2014 01:09 pm (UTC)
Made with one of the finished-blooming iris blossoms! Now if only that color was permanent....
rachelmanija
Jun. 2nd, 2014 08:51 pm (UTC)
Someone in the sky ocean is fishing.

I love that image.
asakiyume
Jun. 3rd, 2014 01:10 pm (UTC)
This is a single line--wait till you see their Seine nets!
snaky_poet
Jun. 3rd, 2014 08:01 am (UTC)
See, this is why I could never leave LJ permanently — I'd miss such enchantment. (Can I have your imagination when you've finished with it?)

Edited at 2014-06-03 08:03 am (UTC)
asakiyume
Jun. 3rd, 2014 01:11 pm (UTC)
I'll be here as long as there's an LJ--drop by any time!

(I keep up with you both through your crossposts to LJ and through FB)
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wuweibaby
Jun. 3rd, 2014 10:38 am (UTC)
:D

*chomp*
asakiyume
Jun. 3rd, 2014 01:12 pm (UTC)
(Such an awesome tattoo--people have such a great sense of humor)
core_opsis
Jun. 3rd, 2014 11:01 pm (UTC)
Yes, I love those kinds of observations about words--thanks!
asakiyume
Jun. 5th, 2014 04:23 am (UTC)
My pleasure!
avalonestel
Jun. 4th, 2014 02:55 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, the inchworms are so cute! <3
asakiyume
Jun. 5th, 2014 04:23 am (UTC)
Aren't they? I love them.
inspirethoughts
Jun. 4th, 2014 11:07 pm (UTC)
Fishing from sky..what a lovely concept. Although I always wondered how these worms climbed.
asakiyume
Jun. 5th, 2014 04:24 am (UTC)
I know; they seem almost to be floating!
amaebi
Jun. 5th, 2014 02:25 am (UTC)
And up the starling was drawn by its beak-- up into the sky. Forever.

It looks eager, yet a tear dropped from its eye. I went closer, looked-- floating, a sliver of moon.
asakiyume
Jun. 5th, 2014 04:26 am (UTC)
ghostly galleon
Celestial fishing vessel
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