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Skip if Squeamish- Live Crickets Containers at the Food Market in FL

Florida.  A couple of years ago.  I was shooting a friend’s daughter’s wedding. We stopped at the market to shop for supper.  Not for live crickets.  I just happened to see them there at the market.

 Remove bottom lid to fill?

This display was something I’d not seen before. Seemed an interesting offering in a food market. I have driven by signs for Live Bait over the years but never really thought about it as I’ve never gone fishing.  I didn’t pick a canister up to see if it was filled or empty.  There are no holes for air?  Maybe these are empty, waiting for you to fill them?  Maybe some of my friends and followers who fish or keep spiders will know.

I looked up Live Crickets and discovered there is a whole industry. Also read a lot about crickets being kept as pets.   People need them to feed their pet spiders and reptiles.  Never really thought about that either.

Maybe best not thought about.  The food chain.  These are for fishing?

Just a bit different photo to start off the week.  Once in second grade, a long time ago, we studied a unit on Grasshoppers and then the teacher opened a tuna size can of them and we all tried to eat a piece of grasshopper.  No kidding.  What I remember is that it was like the hull of a popcorn kernel and it was oily.  I can’t remember any taste to describe.  It did not taste like chicken.


Shoot Where You Are

Culled from the day’s catch- didn’t photograph any food making today but here is what I photographed on Saturday.

School’s out for the summer  so I’m not in my home territory.  Most days I shoot photographs as I drive around the city. But I am seeing different scenery these days.  We went to a T-ball game on Saturday morning.

Four Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies fell out of the van onto the pavement and their bright orange caught my eye but I thought, nah, four bitty snack crackers are not worth a photograph since we have to get to the game and haul  the fold-up chairs and the bag of snacks for the team.  I mean another day I could do a Snack Cracker still life but we were in a rush.

Imagine my surprise when we returned to the van. The neon orange obliterated.  Ants working hard to live.

 

 

and a close up detail

 

and then as we pulled out of the school parking lot by the baseball fields, there was a church parking lot and a scene I wanted to photograph. This is when you are probably annoying to your daughter-in-law but she doesn’t mind and pulls over by the dumpster and I got out and took about 4 quick shots on the gray day.

 

 

 

and the detail. My DIL asked if I wanted to come back and pick it up to take back home since it wasn’t broken!

 

A quick trip to the zoo and the reptile house.  The kids got a chance to touch the Rosy Boa. I photographed the Pythons devouring rabbits but it is too graphic.

 

The Columbus Zoo has a lovely 1914 Carousel, restored.  The youngest 3 grandkids took a ride.

 

 

and youngest granddaughter Maura in a quiet moment


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