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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Earthquakes make great alarm clocks

This morning around 5:18 we had a fairly good sized earthquake that shook my bed for roughly 30 seconds. It was a 4.8 and it's epicenter was about 12 miles outside of anchorage... Hell of a way to wake up. hehe

Onto the pic's...
These are from yesterday when I was taking pictures of dragonflys. As I was standing near the edge of the lake trying to be as still as possible to get one of the dragonflys to land near me, I was getting mobbed by these giant Horseflies or Deerflies, whatever you choose to call em. Suckers were as big as a quarter. However, it's not their size that's important. It was how many of them there were. The second pic was taken after I waved more than half of them away....





8 Comments:

Blogger Skavenger said...

You could easily create a conspiracy-theory around this one, muhahaha!

And since you killed one as well, you better not go out alone at night for a while then. They're probably mutants, judging from the size of them.

And no-one wants to mess with mutants...

;-)

10:46 PM  
Blogger Skavenger said...

The earthquake was probably their work, come to think of it...

We don't get a lot of earthquakes around here. Two for as far as I can remember, the first one was a couple of years ago, I think I was 17 or something at the time. Everyone woke up, wondering what the hell was going on... I slept right through it, lol! I woke up because my dad was calling me from downstairs, I think he was the only one actually scared, heh... So far for being a tough guy XD

Next day everyone at school was talking about it.. I got some funny looks when I said I was sleeping at the time, haha!

I do remember the second one, but that was a very light earthquake, admitted, I thought it was a bit scary then... Didn't like the sound of it.

10:59 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Ah yes...the dreaded horsefly. I love when they circle my head while swimming. Argh! On helluva bite too!

The macro is cool!

Glad the quake was only a bed shaker and nothing more...I'm lucky to live on solid granite, aka The Canadian Shield...a high level quake does very little destruction because there is no felxibility in the rock.

4:21 AM  
Blogger CameraDawktor said...

woah, those are huge, and that pic of them on your leg is fabulous.

your shoes rock.

i love that picture!

7:41 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

yeah, i was distracted by your shoe as well...very nice...glad the shake was nothing more...

8:32 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Yuck, flies! That dead one on your hand is cool though.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Skavenger, we get earthquakes all the time here... heh. Mutant flies... omg you should see the chunk of skin these guys take when they bite. Ow.

Dave, bless the granite.. hehe

CD, hah yeah Chuck Taylors "converse" only damn shoes that I feel comfortable wearing.

Monica, :)

Karen, cool cause it's dead? hehe

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Opie said...

You wear chucks lawl...

10:04 PM  

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