A Series of Photos Presented in the Order in Which They Were Taken

No commentary for this post other than to let you know what you are looking at.  Or should I say “… let you know at what you are looking.”?

I’m tired at looking at pictures trying to identify the insect below.  I don’t know if it is a cabbage worm caterpillar or a green looper caterpillar, or something else altogether.  When I was a kid we called them inchworms and just left it at that.

I wonder … if the U. S. would have converted to the metric system in the late 70s or early 80s as had been planned, would we have ended up calling them 2.54 cm worms or maybe 25.4 mm worms.  Hmm, I guess sometimes it’s good to hold onto old values (pun intended).

Another thought on the “what ifs” of converting to metric.  The pleasure of the quick alliteration in the popular phrase “a mile a minute” would have gotten lost in metric translation.  Also, I don’t know that I could have ever wrap my brain around metric time.

 

 

Thanks to Susan (who has a wonderful flower blog), I know that this entanglement below is known as thigmotropism.  I’m not sure which is more fun:  seeing thigmotropism or trying to say it real fast three times.

 

More of the inch worm.

 

 

 

 

And there is always room for a couple of skipper photos.  The host flower is a sulphur cosmos

 

 

Thank you for stopping by.

David

All photos taken with a Nikon D7100 and a Sigma 105mm macro lens.

14 thoughts on “A Series of Photos Presented in the Order in Which They Were Taken

  1. Thanks, David for the link and your kind words. I tried to find out what the strange caterpillar was too but could only find inch worm. It does seem more like a stick than an insect from some of the angles.

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    • Thanks Pete. I’m caught between the two also. Metric makes so much more sense but the thought of having to think in terms if a kilo versus a pound or a kilometer instead of a mile, etc. is just too much for this old dog to adjust too, even 30 years ago. 🙂

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  2. Hey David I see you are still getting great shots. I thought we were on our way to the metric system for sure but it just kind of went away ….! How about some of them (25 worms)? Going a k-a-minute!

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    • Thanks John. I thought metric conversion was a sure thing too but then you’ve go to remember that politicians are not always know for doing what makes the most sense. Not that I’m too disappointed about the outcome. 🙂

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