Now You See It-and Now You Can STILL See It

Growing up I used to have a really neat tropical fish aquarium and my fish of choice were the transluscent or ‘invisible’ fish.

Of course, I liked the idea you could see their insides,, but what I found charming was that even though they looked delicate but they were the fin nippers so you had to watch who you put into the tank with them.

That long ago hobby of mine has led me to be intrigued by anything in nature that looks like it was made of glass. For example I ran across a story about these flowers- the wonderfully  named ” Skeleton Flowers ” They turn to ‘invisible’ when they get wet.

Diphylleia grayi, also known as the skeleton flower, has white petals that turn translucent with rain. When dry, they revert to white.

The ocean is full of invisible creatures, I could watch them for hours. To bad I can only see them on TV.

Translucent Comb Jelly Fish

I thought I would close with this video of a Glasswing Butterfly. I’ve always thought of butterflies as flying spiders. Nope. I have no idea why. But the idea of a flying spider that you can’t see? Come on, how awesome is that?

It Was So Dark

This morning there was a power failure in Puyallup, Washington

It was eerie at the train station but not because of how dark it was …

Photo A.M. Moscoso This was all you were going to see- smudgy outlines of buildings and trees.

but how quiet it was.

I shot this on the train platform and you would never have guess that there were close

to 80 people standing around me.

Normally you’d hear people talking or background noise like phones.

I guess they were afraid if they made to much noise the monsters would get them.

 

Why was the power out?

Well the stories I heard were entertaining.

Some people said there was a gun fight and that a stray bullets took out the

transformers. Yeah. Not even close to reality, but Puyallup has it’s share of

Gunhumpers so their minds ALWAYS go there.

 

Next up- the homeless guys did it-because in Puyallup the homeless guys ALWAYS do

it. To make themselves feel better they make it clear these homeless people are from

Seattle, so it’s not really a Puyallup problem. Yeah well, a big part of Puyallup was

sitting in the dark since 10:30 last night until close to seven this morning so claiming

claiming that ” Seattle did this ” isn’t going to keep the food in your fridge cold, is it?

 

The reality was around 10:30 p.m. Monday, wire thieves cut down a power pole that

then fell onto another power pole, knocking out power to 11,000  addresses.

 

So being that people on the train were telling stories, I’m going to add to that effort:

 

I’m willing to bet these thieves  were local good ol’ boys driving those big trucks that I

have learned are call ” Bro-Dozers” I’ll bet when those poles came down at least one of

them recorded it on their phone because people are STUPID.

 

I may not be close to being right but that’s ok. I got a little insight into the human

psyche this morning and to a writer, that’s worth it’s weight in gold.

Want To See Something Really Scary?

These are the kinds of films that make me wish I could write screenplays.

I grew up hearing stories like this first film ” The Medium ” and with that I learned about, pacing, the importance of bringing images- sometimes a piece at a time-  like a jigsaw into your tale,  and the fact that the supernatural world exists in everything around us and that the line dividing the world of the living from the world of the dead isn’t really a line at all.

It’s more like a suggestion.

I did like both movie versions of the ” The Ring “,  but l loved the book more then both of the films. The book went into more detail  ( of course ) But the scripts were so well done that leaving those parts out didn’t hurt the story.

The screenplays for both films were excellent.

Not a horror film- but the screenplay- woof- fabulous writing:

Hot As That

On June 28th it was 108 degrees outside.

I’ve been to Vegas, Texas, so sure I know what heat feels like. But it’s easy to deal with when you’re in a place where triple digits are a way of life and there’s AC everywhere you go.

I live in Washington State, just outside of Seattle and it never, ever gets this hot.

So my apartment, all but for one room was over 100 degrees and I couldn’t get my hands on an AC unit.

I lived in one room and my day was spent keeping that room and my dog cool. There was no way I could take him outside so we toughed it out and yesterday it cooled down into the 80’s and I spent the day ventilating my apartment because that hot air wasn’t going to go anyway on it’s own.

I also checked to see if my brand spanking new Air conditioner came in early. No cigar. It will be here in a few days. Lucky me.

So during that time, when the walls in my living room were hot to the touch and all of the metal appliances in my kitchen were giving off heat I kept my dog cooled off and put my headphones listened to some music checked out, otherwise I was going to get angry about my situation and that wasn’t going to be helpful.

My go to song for those historic days? The song that I will think of when we talk about the historic temperatures in Washington state and what those of us without AC did to get through it.

Here it is:

https://youtu.be/yLpjNfFSDzA
She says hello from Istanbul,
She made some dough in Istanbul,
There ain’t no snow in Istanbul,
And everybody’s having fun.
The boys are cool in Istanbul,
There’s lots of wool in Istanbul,
I wish I was in Istanbul,
With people grooving in the sun.
I wanna see you bellydance!

PORTLAND, OR – JUNE 27: Pablo Miranda cools off in the Salmon Springs Fountain on June 27, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. Record breaking temperatures lingered over the Northwest during a historic heatwave this weekend. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

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