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Snail For A Day

20 May


I was gardening yesterday when I spotted this little guy on the patio. No bigger than my thumbnail and the same color as the concrete, I have no idea why i noticed him. He was so active that I watched him for a while and took some video. I saw him move that little stick without a problem.

It’s hard to explain the feeling I get from something so simple and small. Something that goes otherwise unnoticed, but today became a part of the actual world wide web. His whole life this little snail could have gone along without a person actually seeing him, but I saw him. I named him Carney.


Novice Phone Photographer

3 Mar

I am a novice phone photographer. We all are to an extent, obviously the extent would be those of you with real photography training, instruction and experience. I have taken pictures with my phone for years, but my real love is close-up photography of unexpected items. It all started with a piece of onion. As a waitress I see a lot of dropped little pieces of food. I was waiting in the window for my food one afternoon when I noticed a little piece of onion laying on the top shelf. It had fallen from something and was just laying there, waiting until it would be wiped into the trash. I couldn’t let it happen, I took my dumb phone out of my pocket and attempted to get a picture of the little piece of onion in all its glory. It was horrible, it looked as if I was losing my vision and I was able to capture what things look like to me with a camera. I wondered if I was hallucinating the beauty of this piece of onion.

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