Webnesday (12)

It’s that time of the week again, and I’m going to take you back to a warm afternoon in November 1984 in Fort Worth, Texas.  I was attending a most un-memorable training session on a topic which I remember very well, but with which I will not burden you.  In fact, it was so boring a series of lectures that, during the brief breaks, I would go outside and lie in the grass to see what I could see to take my mind in a more pleasant direction.  And sure enough, I was invited to share some time with a tiny crab spider that was waiting patiently for someone to visit the center of the flower where it had taken up a hopeful position.  I wish I could identify the flower, but its name escapes me.  Can anyone help?

TX Spiderlet 11-08-04My camera was a Nikon Coolpix 4500, and I shot this, hand-held, at 1/590 second and f/7.5 at 400 ISO.  It’s one of my best memories of Texas—except that I went to an unbelievably-huge bar complex called Billy-Bob’s, and I saw Eddie Rabbit in a wonderful live performance, shortly before his untimely death.  I’m not normally a fan of “country” music, but I still love to listen to his stuff, most especially I Love a Rainy Night. Yee-Haw!

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5 Responses to Webnesday (12)

  1. Vicki says:

    Nice shot, Gary.
    Is it a Phlox?
    I just googled 5 petalled pink flowers and it looks similar to a phlox – I’m not familiar with the species, but vaguely remember having seen it before.

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