You’re stuck with me again

Hello everyone! Wow, I disappeared for three months! I hope that’s ok… Anyway, I have a very good reason for why I’ve left, so bear with me here. Anyway, it all started the week I left. I was photographing a rather large and beautiful blue flower.

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He’s very mean, so I was doing it in secret. Suddenly, though, the lens cap slipped out of my hand, and got covered I dirt from the ground. When I reached down to grab it, I lost my balance, and tripped down the cliff behind me!

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When I landed, I wasn’t really hurt. But I was stuck down there, and since I had been photographing in secret, no one knew I was there! So there I was, at the bottom of a cliff, and darkness was coming it was all I could do to build a fire and roast hot dogs.

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When I woke up in the morning, I knew I had to do something. So I reached down, took a rock, said “Here goes nothing” used it to put out the fire, and walked up the stone escalator behind me. Needless to say, when I got back my parents were surprised. They’d thought I’d left for good this time. They had already turned my room into a study, and my art studio in the living room was gone!

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I was obviously very mad at my parents. They did seem to feel bad about it, but still. I forced them to remake everything I had done, including my paintings, and have it done within the week. However once they realized how expensive that would be, they realized they couldn’t do it. So they decided to put me in a nursing home.

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Unfortunately for them, I wouldn’t allow that. Once I was officially enrolled, I hatched a plan for my escape. As it turns out, the patients are allowed into the kitchen. So, using that old guy’s medication from the next room, I made a cake for the guards that would put them to sleep (this was a high security nursing home).

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As I’m sure you can imagine, once I was out, there was no stopping me. The first thing I did was break into a butterfly greenhouse and steal all the butterflies, then sell them to myself for 50,000 dollars (can I help it if I like butterflies?)

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After a few weeks of that, though, I realized something was missing. Sleeping on a sidewalk just wasn’t comfortable. So then I thought of people that care about me. Family had given up searching for me after a few hours, so they clearly didn’t. But then I thought, you guys have said that you care about me, or at least my posts! So if any of you wouldn’t mind if I stay at your house until I turn 18, I’d really appreciate it!

Thanks,

Simon

P.S. It’s good to be back.

P.P.S. Sorry to which one of you I stole this computer from.

P.P.P.S I took ALL of those pictures!

Photography Marathon – Day 4

Sadly, this is my last day of the marathon. Luckily, it’s going out with a bang. These photographs were difficult to create, not to mention how long they took. each picture is actually two photographs that I meshed together to make the most surreal scenarios. See what I mean:

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

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The things I do with my cat…

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Yet another reason not to go swimming this summer

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I don’t recall painting that

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Well…?

Photography Marathon – Day 3

Todays photographs are really neat. Well, not as neat as tomorrow, but still. This post is in the painting category for a good reason. The photographs I chose I edited to look, well “different from reality. Most of them I just enhanced to color scheme, and the contrast levels, but some of them the picture itself was already interesing enough that I didn’t have to do anything to them. Tell me if you can see which ones they are:

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What do you think. Do they look realistic?

Photography Marathon – Day 2

OK, I am definately off to a great start with this photography marathon. I already have 32 likes on day one. I suspect that I owe it all to Sage Doyle at http://sagedoyle.wordpress.com/ for reblogging it yesterday. Well, I know I say this alot, but I’m leaving soon for something, so I should probably get to the photographs. Today, nothing huge. Just the best photographs of animals I could get off my memory card. I’ve gone on a lot of camping trips, so there’s some interesting diversity here.

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Great Blue Heron                                                                   Turkey Vulture

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Leopard Frog                                                                           Green Frog

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Duck                                                                               Green Crab

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I go camping alot.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing those beautiful animals. The photographs are nothing compared to the real animals.

Photography Marathon – Day 1

Hallo bloggers! In miene 20 days here (already) I have seen some bloggers do marathons of certain subjects that Sie are fond of. If du know this blog, you’ll know that I’m very fond of photography. So Ich decided das Ich would make my first marathon about photography. In this first post I took two photographs of completely different subjects und compared them to show their similarities.

The light reflecting off the lense of the camera       A rock stuck in the ice in the pond by my house

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A terrifying wolf spider                                                    A neat tree by my house

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A neat orange flower                                                                   F I R E ! ! !

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My cats eye                                                                    An owl butterfly wing

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                  Raccoon tracks by the pond                         What happens when I let my cat go near a painting

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A bird in the trees                                                                   A turtle on a log

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It’s a bird?!                                                                           It’s a plane?!

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It’s Simon Workmann!

(Mind the terrible puns)

A collection of random posts at once

Hallo! In my haste to schedule my posts, I made several plans for today. Rather than scatter them out along eine long period of time, I’ve decided to put them all together. The first thing I planned to do was post a picture that another blogger, Sage Doyle http://sagedoyle.wordpress.com/. It began when he commented on diese post of meine Pipevine Swallowtail painting, saying how he had been interested in painting at one point in time, aber was now better at drawing. I asked him if he would be willing to post a drawing das Ich could re-blog. He said it was a great Idea, and asked me if I wanted him to draw anything in particular, and I said whatever best described his blog. I know that Er liebt to go camping, so what he chose to draw really does describe his blog.  So here es ist,  Sage Doyle on a camping trip.

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Can I come next time?

My second post today was supposed to focus on some butterfly photographs. I wanted to do another photography post, that also focused (no pun intended) on lepidoptery. Little did I know, I’d find a lepidoptery post even without it. Aber wir will get to das later. Anyway, There is a great butterfly museum near us, und every time Ich visit, I use up a couple hundred gigabytes on butterfly pictures. I go about once every two months, so in order to keep it organized I have to put my favorites in certain set aside files. I had planned to share some pictures from those files today, und das ist was Ich will do.

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Should I have put more? (sarcastically)

My final post is probably the most important to me. In my about it tells how I raised Cecropia Moths last year, and how I am doing the same project this year with spicebush swallowtail caterpillars. Well it’s not completely true. I did have the plan to do the same project, but it didn’t work out nearly as well. All the butterflies hatched individually, so I never had a chance to get a male und female together. I thought the project was over, until my grandfather found this:

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Black Swallowtail Caterpillars

He found two Black Swallowtail caterpillars eating his parsley plant. You know, its funny, Out of all their plentiful food sources in my Großvaters garden, like fennel or anise, they chose the one food source that is only in one place in his garden. Anyway they are on the last stage, or instar, before they reach pupation. They have nicht started getting ready. How do I know, well that’s actually king of disgusting. as they start focusing their energy towards creating eine chrysalis, their digestive track starts ejecting food before its completely digested. Once that starts happening, I’ll put them in a large container, which I’ll set outside where there is mostly shade, until they hatch in mid spring. I would supply a picture of the butterfly, but why not share a picture of my butterflies when they hatch next spring. Plus, its really easy to type in Black Swallowtail butterfly in the image search.

OK, so I have sufficiently posted three posts at once, I think that’s all I have to do today =) Auf Wiedersehn!