The Fun-venturist!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Creative Choreography ... Inspired ....

What could they possibly be doing?

Each of these creatures represents a multitude of occasions when I was assaulted by them, or one of their cousins ... most recently .. yesterday ... in the middle of traffic on a busy thoroughfare in Sarasota, Florida.   

Just what is he thinking as he claims his territory?

Exactly where IS this black button?

Almost space alien-ish .. with a clear image.

While sitting in traffic on a busy road in Sarasota, my arm rested on the door of the open window. Suddenly there was a splatter of cool wet-ness on my arm, then the image of something jumping to the door next to my arm. Startled.. but able to stifle the scream rising from my throat ... I got a close up look at the little fellow just before I reacted by flicking him off the door and he splat landed on the hot pavement.  I am under the sign of the Dragon of the Chinese Zodiac, but I swear there must be something of the frog influence in my life.

Since this Previous Post ....

Nearly a year has passed since this draft above... and now I shall post it here ... along with this update ....


While standing in the cool of the evening rain somewhere in Englewood, FL ... I chatted with an acquaintance... and suddenly felt a cool "drop" attached to my throat.  (consider the acrobatics of a drop of coolness falling UP to my throat 'neath my chin )
My right hand reaching up to investigate this coolness, startled the small offender and it LEAPT from my throat to the foot of the nearby acquaintance... promoting a choreographed yell from her ! 

Monday, August 22, 2011

And now, we are a Scale!

The Great 8 – notes!

The Adventurist
Grubulah Grasshopper  Grasshoppers are insects that can hop, walk, and fly. Many male grasshoppers make noise by rubbing their back legs together. There are about 10,000 different species of grasshoppers.

The Meteorologist
Isabella Wiggiddinn Wooly Bear The woolly bear caterpillar—with its 13 distinct segments of black and reddish-brown—has the reputation of being able to forecast the coming winter weather-

The Scientist
Lucy Ladybug Ladybugs (also called lady birds and lady beetles) are small, oval-shaped winged insects. These shiny insects are usually red with black spots or black with red spots on the wing covers. The number of spots identifies the type of ladybug. Most ladybugs are less than 1/4 inch (4-8 mm) long.

The Defense Strategist
Pauly Pillbug The pill bug (also called the wood louse and the roly-poly bug) is a small, segmented land creature that can roll into a tiny ball for protection.

The Navigator
Biddy Butterfly   The butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect
The Monarch Butterfly : Eastern populations winter in Florida, along the coast of Texas, and in Mexico, and return to the north in spring.  Monarch butterflies follow the same migration patterns every year.  

The Lookout Scout
Spencer Spider:  Pholcidae are a spider family in the suborder Araneomorphae. Some species, especially Pholcus phalangioides, are commonly called granddaddy long-legs spider, daddy long-legs spider

The Pedometer
Indiegeo Inchworm:   Inchworms are the caterpillars of geometer moths.
The name "Geometridae" ultimately derives from Latin geometra from Greek γεωμέτρης ("geometer, earth-measurer")

The Nightime Guide
T. (treoirphrionsabail Irish for guiding) Solas (Irish for light) Firefly:
Fireflies, also known as glow worms,

        And now we are a scale! 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Colorful Meetings

Colorful Meetings
Isabella Wiggiddinn Wooly Bear yawns and arches her fluffy reddish brown body in the warm sunshine. “What shall I do today?” she wonders out loud. The answer she gets startles her!
“An adventure!” shouts Grubulah Grasshopper. He perches on the broken clay flower pot in the garden, next to where Isabella Wiggiddinn Wooly Bear, snoozed this morning.
“And, OH! What an adventure it will be! We are all ready except YOU silly Isabella Wiggiddinn Wooly Bear! So wake up! And let’s get going!” Lucy Ladybug is a bit bossy, and never takes no for an answer.
Isabella Wiggiddinn Wooly Bear has forgotten all about the plan for today with her friends from the Garden of Goodies. They are going to meet up with Pauly Pillbug, and Spencer Spider, and also Biddy Butterfly, and go on an adventure.
Grubulah Grasshopper always comes up with the greatest FUN-ventures, as they call them. Not that they need a leader… but all the friends in the Garden of Goodies look up to Grubulah, like a big brother! And so, it is that Grubulah Grasshopper leads the friends on the FUN-ventures.
Spencer Spider stands as tall as he can on one thin leg to look down the garden row to see the trio coming his way. “Pauly, are you as excited about this Fun-venture as I am?” he asks in a high pitched squeakey voice.
“Of course, Spencer. Grubulah, Lucy and I have been on many Fun-ventures together. And I have never been disappointed yet! But each one seems to be better than the last!” Pauly Pillbug rolls in and out and all around Spencer Spider’s long legs like an excited puppy!
Fluttering gracefully above them Biddy Butterfly quietly says, “Have you any guesses where we will go today, boys?”
“Now, Biddy Butterfly, you know we never know where we are going! We just start off, and before you know it, we are FUN-venturing!”
Lucy is right, Biddy Butterfly! So, now that we are all together, shall we go?” Grubulah Grasshopper is smiling and has a twinkle in his eyes, as he heads down the row in the Garden of Goodies, which makes all the friends believe he knows exactly where he is leading them to on today’s journey.

Friday, September 24, 2010