The scorpion was not large, maybe 2 inches long, and rather pale in color. (no- I didn't get a photo. How unlike me!) This is only my second scorpion encounter since moving to the desert, so I did have to get down on all fours, next to the dog, to inspect it. The part that sticks in my mind (for some unknown reason) is that when I did sweep it into my blue dustpan, I could feel its crusty body slide into the plastic pan. I was quite tempted to touch it, and feel the surface of its body with my finger, but the menacingly pointed tip of its tail kept me from satisfying that desire. Another fun creepy-crawly desert encounter that I never would have had, were it not for the Pono.
I have been working on the computer far too much lately, and so this post will be a short one. I have a photo of a recent oil painting to share.
|Balancing Act, 24 x 18 inches, oil on canvas. ©karine swenson2010|