This post serves “only” to show where the unusual hedgehog was roaming:
On a previous occasion a dragonfly kept hanging around for a photo shooting session, a most unusual experience; then the other day we encountered a hedgehog in an unexpected place, on the top of a hill in the Forest of Bowland, and at an unusual time, namely of day:
(click on a photo to see it in full size)
It stayed around for a long time, bit the lense and the sleeve of my jacket twice, but it was unclear whether it was in jest or with intentions of harm. Cute little bugger – it was still roaming the hill when we left.
“All hedgehogs are primarily nocturnal, although different species can be more or less likely to come out in the daytime. The hedgehog sleeps for a large portion of the daytime either under cover of bush, grass, rock or in a hole in the ground. Again, different species can have slightly different habits, but in general hedgehogs dig out dens for shelter. All wild hedgehogs can hibernate, although not all do; hibernation depends on temperature, species, and abundance of food.”
I recently had the rare opportunity of coming face-to-face with a Dragonfly in the rain forest near Loreto in the Napo region of the Ecuadorian Amazon – this is what it looked like (click on pix to see a slightly bigger version or ask for originals, if you have a good idea for using them):
and coming up close to the bugger…
—– great pattern, init?!?!?
This is a link to a 1200x803px JPEG shot of the Dragonfly – cropped a bit and compressed with The GIMP:
and also an un-cut 1024×768 on MyShutterSpace:
This entry comes from a post to a thread on Tribe.net that became much too long winding – perhaps even for the blog, haha, well, not really – this should give some political ideas that might be useful for anyone performing shamanic practices (the links, abbreviated by Tribe, look funny but work 🙂
These statements are interesting (and the comments they afforded long):
While doing some tag search for Ecuador photos I came across Paki Nuttah’s Ecuador set on Flickr, which is a nicely varied set in a collection by what appears to be a prolific, cosmopolitian photographer. I particularly liked this one:
Unfortunately one cannot download or link straight from a regular blog entry to her photos because they seem to be under a form of Digital Restrictions Management (she protects them somehow, haven’t figured out yet exactly how and why), but they’re certainly worth a look (and now I know how to “blog a photo” from Flickr, which then gave me an URI for the picture, -whatever good that’ll do me?!?!?!).
Having slothfully posted pictures intrusive of Bebe’s privacy, it all became clear: we need some sort of photo album, so i googled “flickr alternative” because I had heard of the Flick Off group, but nothing seemed to spring easily to mind. Then I realised that photo-import-manipulation software exists for GNU/Linux, which allows easy uploads to Flickr – so there we go: a lock-in to the Flickr framework – for now, for colonos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/colonos/ – there are only two pics up yet, just registered a minute ago; one thing at a time, tiempo ecuatoriano 🙂 You can also go straight to the slideshow, and as the pics slide by you can click on any of them to read its description and then just choose “RESUME SHOW” to carry on.