Walking With A Camera

August 02, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Photos, Videos 961 views

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These are just some photos of stuff that caught my eye during an evening walk around Colindres last Sunday. Carrying a camera with you makes you see the world a little differently.

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This thing creeped me out a little, just imagining this little goblin critter scurrying around inside the car while you’re trying to drive, sinking its tooth into the back of your neck.

Notes:

  1. In case it wasn’t obvious, “a bordo” means “on board”.
  2. A Lunni (pronounced “loony”) is a Fraggle-like creature on Spanish children’s television
  3. Did you know that “creeped”, as in “creeped out” is not a word? The past tense of “creep” is “crept”.

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This has to be one of the strangest and most beautiful flower of any plant I’ve seen.

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I’ve seen them in several places around Colindres, usually climbing on chain link fences.

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This is the fruit they turn into. Any botanists out there want to identify this thing?

Upon reaching the harbor, we saw the strangest thing. A huge group of quite large fish were swimming in circles near the surface of the water. I still have no idea what this accomplishes for them.

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Beautiful pollution.

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There were hundreds of fish swimming into and out of this hole.

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Big ones too!

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They’re digging up part of the town park, and it’s becoming obvious that it was used as a trash dump at some point in the past.

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The layer goes all along where they’re excavating.

Gorgeous Leaf

In the park, I looked up and saw how beautiful this leaf was with the diffuse sunlight shining through it. This is my current desktop background. Here’s the full size if you want it.

 
  • Those outer-space-looking flowers are passionflowers, and so the fruit produced by the plant is passion fruit, logically enough. And you thought passion fruit was just a J. Crew catalog color.

  • Passiflora edulis! Duh!

    Of course the Spanish conquistadors took one look at this “outer-space-looking” flower when they found it in America and it immediately reminded them of Jesus dying on the cross. That’s where it gets its name. “To a man with a hammer…”

    Good job, sgazzetti. You passed the quiz. 😉