Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Beachy Weirdness

As promised some pictures of weirdness, or at least oddness, from my time at the beach. first we have a weird place for a flower to be growing. I reckon if you can't afford gas for your truck, converting the gas tank to a flower pot isn't a bad idea.




Another odd thing was being called over one morning by the neighbor. "Hey, where are the boys? They gotta see something!" Can you see what it was? It's hanging off that stack of crab traps. Look closely. Yep, it's a big, freshly shed skin of a black snake.




Cool huh? You can see the eyes in the skin and everything. Ok, so I like snakes. Call me crazy.





Here we have Isaac up a tree displaying the length of said black snake. Pretty cool huh? We were all digging it. We didn't tell psycho mom about it though. We meant to bring it home but forgot it hanging o the coat rack on the front porch. Guess I'll have to make a trip down to retrieve it. Oh darn.





Finally, during my photography walk on the beach I came across what looked like the bleached out skull of a Triceratops with its horns broken off. Some people like to find shapes in the clouds. Me? I groove on pieces of driftwood. Yeah I'm weird. I admit it. But really, would you have me any other way?

28 comments:

G-Man said...

A camera sure takes better pics than a phone!!!
I'd liked to have seen some crabs in those traps...G

G-Man said...

hehehehe...You Know.

Momma said...

Wow, the snake skin is very cook. It looks crystalline.

Peace - D

Momma said...

COOL not "cook" - geez - need more coffee!

D

Cheesy said...

Oh ty ty ty !!! NOW I am getting jazzed up for my trip to the beach next weekend for my own sand between the toes therapy--- I hope to see dino's in driftwood too!

That snake skin was some find sista.. too neato~~

Craver Vii said...

That sure is one loooooong culebra. And you're right. That piece of driftwood looks very much like a triceratops!

Gotta go now. It's time to check the car for flowers in the tank. ;-)

KFarmer said...

No, I would not... Don't you dare change a hair on your pretty curly head :)

Mona said...

such cool pictures Lime! :)

The snake is awesome. You can make some customized shoes with that, or a handbag!

The flower is beautiful & so is Isaac! :)

& the driftwood is a natural beauty too!

furiousBall said...

that snake skin is beautiful and the tricera wood is kick ass

Maddy said...

Delightful indeed!
Cheers

Bsoholic said...

Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing. :)

Breazy said...

I will probably have nightmares tonight after seeing the long snake skin, oooooh makes me shiver!

The flower in the gas tank is a pretty flower, people around here waste nothing especially toilets, we see toilet flower pots all the time.

Hope you have a good day!

Jeni said...

Just send Psycho Mom some pictures of the snake -anonymously, perhaps. That would be about enough to make me a psycho mom/grandma for sure!

coopernicus said...

Just can't miss your kids...did Mr. Lime have anything to do with them?

I thought Triceratops as well...it's so obvious!!!

Kathryn said...

I come from a family of drift wood lovers, so I completely get it. That is a great piece!
And wow! That was one long snake!

BTExpress said...

That really does look like a triceratops. Maybe it's a fossil.

Fortress Guinness said...

cool pics Lime...!!! love that snake skin...my 'C' has a big orange corn snake (i think it is) and the kids keep the skins...!!! xxx

lecram said...

way groovy pics! any more? Cheers!

Moosekahl said...

ew, ew, ew...I don't do snakes, even without the body. That literally gave me goosebumps!

I see the Triceratops too though. That's pretty cool!

Fred said...

I hope you go on vacation more often. These pictures are great.

Beach Bum said...

For several reason I really dig the flower growing out of the car. Despite the best efforts to pave the world nature will alway prevail.

citizen of the world said...

Just catching up. I especially like the first photo. And I think snake sheds are pretty cool, too.

S said...

Isaac reminds me of Mowgli.

CrazyCath said...

Not a snake lover myself...but I could handle a skin.

Shame you have to go all the way back there.... ;0)

airplanejayne said...

I love the wooden triceratops! Very, very cool.

M said...

if psycho mom had stayed more than 15 minutes, i am sure you would have gotten creative with the snake (-;

San said...

That IS the skull of a Triceratops.

tsduff said...

What a great thrill to see the snake skin so freshly deposited! Driftwood is my fav too, way better than clouds. Great shots.