Elizabeth Melton Parsons

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Photos: Creepy Critters and a Silly Selfie

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My husband took these of this handsome Mantis at work one day. I snapped a shot of the slugs after dark when they surprised me as I was going up a step. And the selfie was snapped in front of my old vintage mirror. Talk about creepy. I hate being photographed and selfies are even worse. Photos always remind me of all the things I’m not. You know, tall, thin, young, lovely…ect. But that’s okay, I am what I am and someone asked me to post a selfie, so here you are. And I promise it’s the one and only I’ll ever post here. Nothing worse than selfies of myself, but at least in front of a mirror, you don’t get that awkward extended arm shot. ๐Ÿ˜€ How about you? Do you love having your picture taken? Are you a selfie addict? And how do feel about these critters? Do they give you the shivers or do you love them?

Praying Mantis - Male - I believe

Praying Mantis – Male?

Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis

Leopard Slugs

Leopard Slugs

And the Creepiest of All

And the Creepiest of All

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Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is ยฉ Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blogโ€™s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

41 thoughts on “Photos: Creepy Critters and a Silly Selfie

  1. I haven’t seen ANY Praying Mantis this year in my garden ๐Ÿ˜ฆ makes me sad…I love their alien little selves ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Got the eebie jeebies looking at those creepy crawlies, but seeing your pretty face was well worth it!

    Elizabeth Melt

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  3. I always love to see a Praying Mantis! Nice selfie, Elizabeth…I love that color on you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve never taken a selfie…I hate having my picture taken.

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    • Thank you. I love that color, Jill. Of course I love all colors. LOL. People are always asking me what my favorite color is, but I’ve never been able to pick one. I can’t imagine anyone as lovely as you hating to have your photo taken. If I looked even remotely as attractive as you, I’d be in front of a camera every time one was near. Hummm…vanity. Maybe it’s a good thing I’m not. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. You look so beautiful Elizabeth ๐Ÿ™‚

    With love,
    -Naima

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  5. Only the slug looks creepy; the rest (and especially you) are lovely. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Nothing creepy about you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Hi Elizabeth ๐Ÿ˜€ Lovely selfie my friend. Ralph xox โค

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  8. Oh, Elizabeth, it’s a wonderful picture!!!!! No I have done a few selfies but only for my own viewing. I think the people who do them for Facebook are very brave. Interesting how the slug photo and the mantis pix are mixed in. I hope this is not your view of yourself! ๐Ÿ™‚ You are so pretty!!!!!

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    • Oh, Hollis, you’re so sweet, but I’m afraid my pretty days are far behind me. I hardly recognize myself when I look in the mirror, but that’s okay. I just avoid mirrors and I have a great imagination. I can imagine myself anyway I like. ๐Ÿ˜€ Have a lovely day. Hugs, Elizabeth

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  9. Haha.. ๐Ÿ˜€ … all the pictures are good but the last one is best… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Slugs are a familiar sight in my garden and climbing up my walls and on my window panes. Snails, too.

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  11. So that’s what you look like, it is always fun to put a face to a blogger, next stop a vlog please…possibly one of you holding a mantis hehe1

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    • Yes, it’s always nice to be able to put a face to the voice or words since we do not hear the voice online normally. As for the vblog of me holding the mantis. That ain’t gonna happen. I think they’re cool creatures, but when they turn their head around and look at me, I freak. That is just too Exorcist like. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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  12. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    YEAH, BUT AT LEAST THE LAST-PICTURED DOESN’T CHOW DOWN ON HER MATE AFTER BABY-MAKING! CUTE SLUGS!!!

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  13. You are not creepy! Very nice selfie. But the slug, definitely creepy.

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  14. Hi Elizabeth! I am not a fan of praying mantis, slugs or selfies – but of the three slugs are worst I think. The mantis helps out with ridding the garden of pests, so though I don’t necessarily approve of her mating habits, she can be borne – so I guess the selfie falls in the middle somewhere. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also like that you are concentrating in your photo and you look lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. I like all sorts of critter. Some I prefer not to see in person though. The praying mantis & slugs are not bad. I think the pm is a cool critter & the slug is kind of hypnotic.
    As for the selfies. I don’t mind them. But – I prefer to have others in the pic with me. I don’t mind having my pic taken. But – if you don’t take it right away – I tend to get antsy & silly. I can only be serious for about half a second.
    I like your selfie Has a heavenly feel to it with the way the lighting is coming through. ๐Ÿ™‚

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