For Sparky and myself, curiosity drives passion which in turn fuels our life's engine. Our passion was capturing the story of both unbuilding the Grace (1929 - 2007) and Pearman (1966 - 2007) Bridges and discovering the unbuilders. It takes a lot of passion to track a project from July 2005 until April 2007 - rain, shine, hurricanes or moving to Singapore. We discovered the joy of discovery learning. Ken Canty opened the front door for us - then Steve Testa, Ponch Billingsley and Mickey Rogers opened many side doors. Below are the highlights of what we discovered, who we met and what we learned.
And a reminder from T.S. Eliot (East Coker from the Four Quartets)
Home is where one starts from. As we grow older The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated Of dead and living. Not the intense moment Isolated, with no before and after, But a lifetime burning in every moment And not the lifetime of one man only But of old stones that cannot be deciphered.
This was an interesting adventure after Wednesday's balancing act with camera, tripod and umbrella. I took a different path today and found new colors.
But first - the serious stuff - building in Singapore. This is actually the end of my walk - but shows building of some new structures near my busstop. First - walking over the pedestrian walkway to get to the other side of the street - where my busstop is.
And my busstop
Now for today's fun photos. I found a number of some sort of black orb-weaving spider
and another view
Then a small butterfly decided to take up temporary residence on a leaf. Here is a rather plain brown butterfly
So down I went and here is a very nicely colored eye
Another black orb-weaver
And an multi-colored butterfly
Another black spider - but with a horizontal web - and much more cooperative
A closer view
And some sort of orange insect climbing
An ant walking around a leaf
and climbing up a stalk
Our brown butterfly with the aqua eyes
And suddenly, a dragonfly with aqua eyes
From the top
An interesting lizard
And a friendly Nephila
The ventral side
From the side
Another interesting butterfly
And here are some red ants
and a few more red ants
And a family monkies
Here is a turtle swimming
a closer view
Here is a dragonfly with reflection in the water
This little guy decided to have some lunch
and this guy was just looking
shile the mom was protecting her new baby from a crazy photographer
Well, the baby is not so afraid now
and this little guy is hypnotized by the clicks of my camera
Then a very interesting purple winged butterfly
and another lizard
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C. Frank Starmer