Interesting living (and formerly living) things … at the beach a couple of weeks ago

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Spitting Images The Diary of Lupin Pooter
Better late than never is the principle at work here. I processed these images weeks ago but didn’t get around to posting them. Though I haven’t actually nailed down the identity of any of them, in some cases, I have a guess or two. There’s a lot going on here on this rock. The finger-shaped […]

Found: one left-foot flip-flop (prestigious Chynel brand)

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Spitting Images The Diary of Lupin Pooter
A typhoon passed through Hong Kong recently. Afterwards, at low-tide time, I donned a pair of low-rise duck boots and headed down to the small beach nearby to see whether any interesting sea life had been washed closer to shore or, less-fortunately for the creatures concerned, ashore. I did see some interesting living and once-living […]

For my first blog-to-tweet, a gorgeous cloud!

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Mucking About With Things Spitting Images

It’s the only way to be sure

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Mucking About With Things
Recently, I bought a sound-playing children’s book and another with grating-based animations and dissected both of them to see precisely how they worked and what materials had been used.

Fiddling with the packs of velcro-backed felt letters I picked up yesterday

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Spitting Images

Japanese cat litter packaging. Totally not bizarre-looking.

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Tygers, Tygers!

Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero

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All My Friends Are Insects
Little Fly Thy summer’s play, My thoughtless hand Has brush’d away. Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me? For I dance And drink & sing; Till some blind hand Shall brush my wing. If thought is life And strength & breath; And the want Of thought is […]

If only we could all, like the cicada, draw our sustenance from the dew

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All My Friends Are Insects

First-ever soldering experience! Why did I wait so long?

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Mucking About With Things Personal Firsts

The ship is always off course.

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Sassafras! Horsefeathers! Fiddlesticks!
I swiped the title of this post from a longer quote: The ship is always off course. Anybody who sails knows that. Sailing is being off course and correcting. That gives a sense of what life is about. Michael Meade It gives a bit of the flavor of what I think is a useful approach […]