This week’s theme for the Lens Artists Photo Challenge is Weird And Wonderful. I don’t often participate in the Lens Artists challenge these days as I am too busy working on a major project, however this theme is right up my alley.
Speaking of alley, here is an alley cat. I’m not a fan of cats. These next two photos aren’t my best photos because it was quite dark and my camera doesn’t like to focus on a moving subject in low light. She was a weird one. She gnashed her terrible teeth and dreamt of small birds.
And then she was gone. Into the distance?
Let’s move on from feline to canine. Well, not really, the next photo is of a case moth, also known as a bagworm. The caterpillar of the case moth builds a casing out of silk and twigs or other materials to create a tough house that it trundles around in. The female will mostly stay in her case for all stages of the life cycle. The male, on the other hand, will exit his case when it is time to mate. He will try to quickly find a female and use the hole in her case to fertilise the female. The female lays larvae in her case, whereupon she dies. The young feed off her dead corpse before leaving their mother’s house to make their own. Gross, eh? Read more about it here. This one does look a bit like the dog, Dougal, out of The Magic Roundabout, or maybe a Hungarian Puli, don’t you think?
Which brings me to birds because everything leads me to birds. The Pied Currawong likes to eat small birds, rodents and reptiles and it also loves fruit, especially the fruit of weeds, such as privet. When they’ve eaten, Pied Currawongs commonly regurgitate. In fact, the Pied Currawong is known as the king of regurgitators, although I understand that the American Robin is also a fan of this practice. Here’s a young Pied Currawong who wandered over to me and practically barfed on my feet. Gee, thanks!
Do we have time for one last photo, my pièce de résistance?
Actually, it’s my True Love’s photo, but you probably guessed that. A two-headed roo. Howzat!
Speaking of barfing, I bought chicken and blue cheese sausages the other day. They were a taste sensation but not a good one. I didn’t throw up. Luckily it was bin night.
Take care, everyone, and definitely avoid the chicken and blue cheese sausages.