When I look at the silly photo of Susan and me on the left, I have to laugh. This post is proof that Susan’s mother knows absolutely nothing and Susan’s cup is an out-and-out lie.
For instance, small scorpions are native to where Susan and Michael live in Nevada. Go figure. They’re not big. Susan compares their sting to that of a bee, still she admits the little monsters freak her out.
These scorpions are nocturnal. One night fearless Michael went out and caught one in a jar for us to see. We all studied it with interest. It was the same color as the ground it inhabits.
Then we were ushered into a dark room, where Michael turned on his ultraviolet flashlight (black light) and, wow, the scary-looking captured arachnid absolutely glowed in the dark!!! (See photo) I could hardly believe it. That creepy crawly turned a bright, shiny, greenish blue! Fascinating!
Seems the experts haven’t yet figured out just why this happens, so don’t expect me to understand any of it. This mother certainly knows nothing!
So much to learn — so little time. What an adventure life is!
Amazing how different hot and dry climates are… Almost like an alien world. I find the desert very spiritual. Similar to winter in snowy climates (tho more like a flim negative of it).
Susan and MIchael are up in the mountains where they do get snow. That makes me wonder what the scorpions do in the winter time. Hmmmmm…
I’m not buying what you say here for a minute, Maughm. I KNOW you know everything — that’s a simple fact! How many times did you tell me what the right thing to do or not do was, I failed to listen, then I suffered the consequences? Had I realized your Google-like omniscience as a youth, I’m quite sure I would now be rich, thin, and beautiful — though as anyone can see, I look simply STUNNING in that photo!
Lucky us Susan: We are both stunners. (Is that how you spell ‘stunners’????
Yes, I think you are spelling “stunners” correctly — though you described Michael as “earless” rather than “fearless”! : )
I’m laughing out loud Susan: That F got lost. Maybe my computer thought I was getting ready to say something I shouldn’t ever say! I fixed it when I noticed it. Love you SO MUCH! Giggle.
I don’t know…I kind of liked the “earless Michael” idea. Think of how aerodynamic he would be, and no need to worry about frostbite if he’s not wearing a hat!
Muriel, in my book you know a lot!
Have a terrific week. Be seeing ya —
Thanks for thinking so Neil: But I sure didn’t know anything about scorpions.
I can’t call you by name because I respect you (grandma). From childhood I was taught not to call elders by their name in India 😊
Your life experiences has so many things in it that we young adults can learn from 🙏 💕
Hi Amrutha: Interesting, I was taught the same thing by my mother, but things have changed so much since then here. Life is, indeed, an adventure and we keep learning until the trip is over, right? Cheers….
Yeah you are right Muriel 😊
I’m not sure how this works Amrutha: I answered you on my blog — see above. Muriel