Monday, December 31, 2012

Previously on Den Done Did for 2012

Life as a work of Art.

It would be remiss of me not to flag 2011 as probably the worst year of my adult life...and yet like a sultry West Coast Ares horse I rise from the ashes, mash up my metaphors, stand-up-soldier-to stand up, drive my car into the ocean and seek to love life again...can Den Done Did do it? This and more I aim to explore...perhaps we explored these things together?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Merry Mantodea

Yesterday whilst at work in Abbotsford, opposite the old Victoria Park oval, I lured this little mantid, no more than 2mm in length, from amid the destruction of a rubbish pile. He stood a good chance of getting squished where he was so I was pleased he elected to climb upon my finger and then politely cut-some-shapes whilst Tone photographed him with my HTC phone. I nearly lost him a second time-- Hold up...Sorry for the gender specifics here, I admit it could be a girl would you prefer I said "it". The truck is a girl the mantid is a boy blahblahblah etc...anyway I nearly lost him a second time when I helped the mantid onto a paperbark tree. He ran right across a spider web. The vibrations enticing a huge black lurker which appeared at the edge of its silken cave primed to pounce. I drew him back onto my finger and took him to a low stone wall where he could have at least an even start back into his life.
Merry Mantodea my friends.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Beetle

I spotted this beetle whilst working on a job in Cheltenham the other day. I'm calling it a Christmas beetle and whether or not that's true, I'll leave entomology to the experts, I'm sending it out for the season to all my readers who have loved me presently and erstwhile. You have made me real by reading me and have made me shrink with your absence and in the end this is merely my small tribute to life. Merry Christmas-beetle one and all!