Wildflowers, Red Bugs and Mini-Me – #FriFotos and LJ Pic of the Day
I’m a fairly new active twitter user –I know, I’m slow that way but please know that I do have other qualities– and am only now starting to come across all sorts of fun and interesting hashtags. Like #FriFotos for instance where 100s –probably more like 1000s– of people from different corners of the globe post ‘travel photos’ on a theme announced each Wednesday by #FriFotos founder, Jonathan Epstien (@EpsteinTravels). This week’s theme is spring, which will continue to come earlier each year for the rest of our lives.
These were all taken in Ljubljana’s Tivoli Park earlier this afternoon. I don’t know what these flowers, above, are. sorry. But I’m fairly certain that the bugs below are Scantius aegyptius, an old world pyrrhocorid bug that is native to the eastern Mediterranean region and which has recently been documented for the first time in North America in Orange County, California, in June 2009. Their spine design reminds me of a tiki mask. Both ways, upside down and rightside up. Very impressive.
This sculpture of a seated man and his mini-me is at the southeast corner of the park. I think that’s what I’m going to look like when I hit my late 70s.
I decided this was a good opportunity with which to restart my Ljubljana Pic of the Day project, which last saw the light of day on 6 March, and before that on 20 January. My record still stands at 38 days in a row back in the fall of 2008.
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