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  posted on 9/14/2009 at 11:01 PM
This is a wonderful time of year when summer comes to and end and nature kicks into high gear. This past weekend, nature put on a display everywhere we traveled. As we drove parallel to the Ohio River and crossed the state line into southern Indiana, we headed north on Highway 1 following Tanner's Creek, eventually cutting into the farm roads that led up to the top of the glacial hills to a honey hole near a very small town named Manchester. Along the way we saw a flock of about 6 wild turkeys along the same hillside where we have seen them the last three trips in a row. The Whitetails are thick as well and seen all over, usually a doe with a yearling as the bucks aren't running as of yet. As we turned onto a side road we went past a farmer that raises pygmy donkeys, horses and goats, and then by another farm where there is a sheep herd that is protected by a large black llama. Llama's are brought in because they can take on a pack of coyotes and fend them off.

As we turned another corner we came across something that was both strange as well as cool. On a farm fence line was a row of black vultures sitting motionless with their wings outstretched to each side soaking up the rays of the sun. At first I thought they were turkey vultures but a friend of mine has pointed out that they are black vultures with the white edge of their wings and black heads being the give away. As I walked behind them, they would turn around in pairs at the same time, in unison, with their wings still outstretched, which was wild. I have seen vultures do this once before while sitting on top of abandoned light posts on an old shut down roadside rest area years ago. The whole thing was bizzarre and looked like a scene straight out of a horror flick. Goth on display. Below is a picture that my friend LaDon took of the event. I wish we could have gotten better pics, mine were too blurry, but if we had moved any closer they would have spooked, but at least we got an image.




As we fished for largemouths and red ears at the honey hole near Manchester, Indiana, (no crappie running yet) ole Mister Snapper got wind of the red worms and LaDon managed to bring him in. He wasn't huge, I've caught them with shells two and a half foot long before, but he was big enough to remove three or four fingers with one chomp;




Finally we came back down from the southern Indiana glacial plain and ended up at my buddy's farm checking out the new additions to his work barn and grabbing up the last of the sweet corn. While out back by his lower nursery we came across a Great Black Wasp (sphex pennsylvanicus), aka the "Katydid Hunter," flying around while trying to carry a large katydid. The Great Black Wasp was big itself, about an inch and a half long. The wasps have a poison that paralyzes and kills the katydid and then they carry it off and actually bury it and then lay a single egg/larvae on top if it in a dug burrow so the larvae will have something to eat on right away after it hatches.



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Finally we came back down from the southern Indiana glacial plain and ended up at my buddy's farm checking out the new additions to his work barn and grabbing up the last of the sweet corn. While out back by his lower nursery we came across a Great Black Wasp (sphex pennsylvanicus), aka the "Katydid Hunter," flying around while trying to carry a large katydid. The Great Black Wasp was big itself, about an inch and a half long. The wasps have a poison that paralyzes and kills the katydid and then they carry it off and actually bury it and then lay a single egg/larvae on top if it in a dug burrow so the larvae will have something to eat on right away after it hatches.

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You brought back some memories, let me tell you.

I used to live in Greenhills (a suburb of Cincinnati) till I was 15. During my last summer there (1964) there seemed to be a lot of cicadas.

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There were also a lot of cicada killers (Sphecius speciosus).


(note the stinger) that would numb cicadas with their venom and bury them with a larva implanted. The larva would eat the living cicada until it was ready to metamorphose into an adult. And so it goes.

One of the wasps' favorite spots was under the back stoop of our garage, which I thought was too close to the house. So, armed with nothing more than a fly swatter, I'd stand on patrol in the back yard until one of these critters would lumber through the air, laden with goodies for the young'un. They were slow and I was quick since I didn't want any consequences.

Years of little league had paid off. I swatted those suckers into the brick wall, always killing them, sometimes very dramatically. But it was better than having someone get stung or threatened.

It may not have been smart, but it was kind o' fun.

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Interesting photos.

 

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I think the wing-spreading thing is to bake parasites off, at least I think I remember something about that. Dang Derek, last I saw you, you were not a black man!
 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 06:58 PM
Brock, I've known LaDon for almost 30 years. He is actually one of the best percussionists in the Midwest but kept his day job. Bill, Greenhills is just down the road, a nice wooded neighborhood for sure.

 

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I'm ouit at my buddy's farm, frogs that were gigged the night before are stripped, cleaned and soaking, venison chili is stewing, last of the sweet corn shucked, 7-layer dip and chicken wing sauce-3-cheese-chicken dip is layed out, Dierks the pig dog (half walker coonhound for the nose and half pit bull for the power) who took a facial blast from a skunk has been quarantined, ATV's are stirring up the dust, cornhole boards are ready for under-the-lights action, a bunch of musician friends will be here in a little while to set up, folks in from all over, all for his daughter's party as she leaves for Afghanistan with the Air Force 79th F-16 Squadron very soon. Sunny and cool, life is good.

 

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  posted on 9/19/2009 at 04:12 PM
You're at a party with friends with all this going on and you took the time to log on here?!?!?!?!

 

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You're at a party with friends with all this going on and you took the time to log on here?!?!?!?!


LMAO!! Good point.

 

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You're at a party with friends with all this going on and you took the time to log on here?!?!?!?!


LMAO!! Good point.


Last week he said that he had just got back from a 10 day camping trip. However, he was online every day arguing politics and berating people for not being as aware as he is.


dude, good job effin up a perfectly natural thread

 

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You're at a party with friends with all this going on and you took the time to log on here?!?!?!?!


Yep, they do actually have the internet out in the country. It took less time to write that update than it does for OTF to find his dick every morning. And I spent the ten days in the West Virginia mountains back in late July and early August, timber rattlers and black bears et al, not last week. Meanwhile OTF is as absolutely mental-meltdown-worthless as ever. Good luck with that. As for the party and the band, a reggae version of "One Way Out" followed by a bluesy-in-a-corn-fed-river-city-kind-of-way take on "Stormy Monday." All to acknowledge Amanda going to war in Afghanistan. Real, basic, American stuff.

 

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Yep, they do actually have the internet out in the country. It took less time to write that update than it does for OTF to find his dick every morning. And I spent the ten days in the West Virginia mountains back in late July and early August, timber rattlers and black bears et al, not last week. Meanwhile OTF is as absolutely mental-meltdown-worthless as ever. Good luck with that. As for the party and the band, a reggae version of "One Way Out" followed by a bluesy-in-a-corn-fed-river-city-kind-of-way take on "Stormy Monday." All to acknowledge Amanda going to war in Afghanistan. Real, basic, American stuff.


LOL... I think the point being made was that most folks, if they were doing all those activities, the last thing on their mind would be getting on the web and telling everyone about it. Basically nobody gives a shiat, Derek. I find it hysterical that you fancy yourself some sort of authority on what is considered 'real'. Have you ever heard the term 'subjective'? Do you know what that is? That means whats real to you may not be real to someone else. Everyone has their own version of what they consider 'real'. Same thing with the jingoistic ass-holish term of what you think "American" is. Who the *uck are you to decide whats American and what isnt? Stick to poaching wildlife and drinking brake fluid. Leave your version of what you think constitutes "Real, basic American stuff" on the side of the road because you are nobody's judge.

 

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Yep, they do actually have the internet out in the country. It took less time to write that update than it does for OTF to find his dick every morning. And I spent the ten days in the West Virginia mountains back in late July and early August, timber rattlers and black bears et al, not last week. Meanwhile OTF is as absolutely mental-meltdown-worthless as ever. Good luck with that. As for the party and the band, a reggae version of "One Way Out" followed by a bluesy-in-a-corn-fed-river-city-kind-of-way take on "Stormy Monday." All to acknowledge Amanda going to war in Afghanistan. Real, basic, American stuff.


LOL... I think the point being made was that most folks, if they were doing all those activities, the last thing on their mind would be getting on the web and telling everyone about it. Basically nobody gives a shiat, Derek. I find it hysterical that you fancy yourself some sort of authority on what is considered 'real'. Have you ever heard the term 'subjective'? Do you know what that is? That means whats real to you may not be real to someone else. Everyone has their own version of what they consider 'real'. Same thing with the jingoistic ass-holish term of what you think "American" is. Who the *uck are you to decide whats American and what isnt? Stick to poaching wildlife and drinking brake fluid. Leave your version of what you think constitutes "Real, basic American stuff" on the side of the road because you are nobody's judge.


That's the one thing the Sage from Cincinnati doesn't get. Lots of people do similar stuff to what he does all the time, but don't feel the need to brag about it on a website. Lot's of others do far more than Derek does, and get a big laugh out of him bragging about a camping trip in the settled mountains of the East Coast, for example.

There's a really cool two mile trail in the mountains near where I live. It is on timber company property, and my friend and I have permission to walk her dogs there from the caretaker, who has spent the past 15 years studying the plant life on the property. There are a few, very large, old growth redwoods that somehow did not get cut when all this was clear cut. It's a beautiful place, one of millions in this county, and I go there a few times a week.

That experience is something I really enjoy, and I realize it is something some people would spend a lot of money and travel a long distance to b e able to do a few times. But I'm just walking dogs and enjoying a hike, something people do all over the country all the time. I don't feel the need to report it on the internet. If I was Derek, I'd be taking pictures and talking it up as if I were Grizzly Adams.

As I said, he is entertaining.

Watching a city slicker act all "country," especially one who lives in the Northeast, is as much fun as shooting cornhole.

 

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Last weekend I grilled venison steaks from the second deer my father shot last fall.

That was the one we butchered ourselves.

I don't think I posted any pictures of that, and the only review I gave was a satisfied burp.

I have no idea wott my point is.

I must not be a "real" American, probably due to my voting history.


Heh heh.



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I don't mind this stuff too much. He does lay it on real thick but then again he's a journalist by trade. Why this thread was posted in the WP instead of the AG baffles me.

 

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I enjoy Derek's nature/outdoor posts! A black wasp! Anybody else see the irony in this?

 

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LOL... I think the point being made was that most folks, if they were doing all those activities, the last thing on their mind would be getting on the web and telling everyone about it.


Yep, it took all of 90 seconds, done while I printed out some requested copies of the pics of the row of black buzzards on the fence line.

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Why this thread was posted in the WP instead of the AG baffles me.


I tend to keep the AG music only.

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derek would have told us how he started the fire and what type of wood he used.



Now that you mention it, my friend from Australia who visited earlier this week brought the bow and arrows that he made himself using a type of Australian wood called Victorian Ash for his arrow shafts, a light yet strong wood with a cool looking grain which is of the eucalyptus group of species, and kangaroo sinew used as a part of the bow. But, more on that later.

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I don't think I posted any pictures of that, and the only review I gave was a satisfied burp.



If it was a 140-plus you'd be showing it.


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LOL... I think the point being made was that most folks, if they were doing all those activities, the last thing on their mind would be getting on the web and telling everyone about it. Basically nobody gives a shiat, Derek. I find it hysterical that you fancy yourself some sort of authority on what is considered 'real'. Have you ever heard the term 'subjective'? Do you know what that is? That means whats real to you may not be real to someone else. Everyone has their own version of what they consider 'real'. Same thing with the jingoistic ass-holish term of what you think "American" is. Who the *uck are you to decide whats American and what isnt? Stick to poaching wildlife and drinking brake fluid. Leave your version of what you think constitutes "Real, basic American stuff" on the side of the road because you are nobody's judge.


Hey, great lecture from a guy (then again, no ones knows if you are a Walmart greeter named Betty or what) who refused to fly an American flag until Obama was elected. Pathetic.

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That experience is something I really enjoy, and I realize it is something some people would spend a lot of money and travel a long distance to b e able to do a few times. But I'm just walking dogs and enjoying a hike, something people do all over the country all the time. I don't feel the need to report it on the internet. If I was Derek, I'd be taking pictures and talking it up as if I were Grizzly Adams.

As I said, he is entertaining.

Watching a city slicker act all "country," especially one who lives in the Northeast, is as much fun as shooting cornhole.


Southwestern Ohio is the "Northeast?" Yep, you are a bright one, a California wanna-be who doesn't even know what a coydog is. Yeah boy.

Secondly, cornhole has done what spread to California and it ain't what Heartland-centric anymore;

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Yesterday, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, who many suggested would be a great white vice president for Barack Obama, ruled out any speculation of his chances by invoking the words of famous Civil War Criminal William Tecumseh Sherman: “If drafted, I will not run; nominated, I will not accept; and if elected, I will not serve. So, I don’t know how more crystal clear I can be.” Why is he lying so much? It’s now clear: he has another duty as Governor that need his full attention this summer, that are far more important than “auditioning” for veep: the first annual “Ted Strickland for Governor 2008 Cornhole Tournament Tour.” This sounds like fun. How does one get involved with Ted Strickland’s Cornhole?

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July 2006

..........................Though cornhole's origins are murky at best, future scholars will trace the dawn of the game's modern era to the turn of the new millennium, when it began sprouting up in the backyards of Cincinnati like a cicada infestation. Within a few years it spread to other regions. Mike Whitton, founder and president of the three-year-old Cincinnati-based American Cornhole Association (www.playcornhole.org), reports that about 20 percent of his organization's 10,000 members are in Illinois, mostly in Chicago-now arguably cornhole's second city. A group called ChicagoCornhole operates leagues with 80 teams competing at two North Side taverns (new leagues start in July; go to www.chicagocornhole.com).

......................While the American Cornhole Association has codified the game's equipment specifications and rules, there's no agreed-upon technique for putting the bag in the hole or near it. Dave Rapp, who claims to be the cornhole king of the La Grange Fire Department, where he's a lieutenant, recommends holding the edge of the bag with your fingertips rather than resting it like a softball in the palm. My Cincinnati brother-in-law, Mike, is a master of the Frisbee-style spinner, which lands flat and slides smoothly to the hole-or can be laid up shy of the hole to create a "blocker." The cornhole association's Whitton advises getting plenty of loft on your throws-the more vertical the descent, the less likely the bag is to skid off the ramp. He offers one more solemn bit of wisdom: "By holding a beer in your non-throwing hand, you'll have better balance and accuracy." Just be sure to sip yours while egging on your opponents to guzzle themselves sloppy. In a game where no lead is safe, every advantage helps.



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Get Goin' and Get Cornholin'!

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This is crunch time, folks. The sun is setting, and it's been hours since the last bathroom break. But both teams are showing their stamina and tossing strong, thanks to the support of a nearby cooler.

On one side, the brothers from SoCal, who, after starting out with some downright embarrassing mishits, have battled their way back. On the other side, the reigning champs, a couple of former Huskies—flashy for sure, but this time they've got more than they bargained for.

And the next toss is up...and...it's...stuck on the rim. Rough luck for the challengers.

Shot two for the UW alum: interesting. She's going for the sidearm. Not her strong suit. And...yeah. Well. That didn't work out. Now she's setting her beer down. Not a good sign.

Shot three for the brothers:...up...and in the dirt. Wow. Looks like someone's let the pressure get to him.

Now for the Huskies to bring this one home. Going to have to be a finesse shot, though, clean through the hole without taking the opponent's bag with it. A real low-percentage deal. It's up...and...I don't believe it! She's managed to ace it! That bag didn't even touch the hole or the opponent's toss as it rocketed in! Brilliant. Game over.

This is cornhole. The game that dare not speak its name is not your mother's backyard pastime, but toss her a corn-filled bag and she's liable to get hooked just like the rest of us.

Cornhole is nothing new; folks in strange, far-off lands like Cincinnati and Chicago have been playing it for decades, but it's slowly trickling West thanks to a few local cornhole enthusiasts. (Apparently, there are more than 500 card-carrying members of the American Cornhole Association in our great state.)



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Wall Street Journal

By DAVID KESMODEL
CHICAGO -- Heidi Hoffmann clutched a red cloth bag of dry corn in her right hand and stared down her target, a 6-inch hole cut in a wooden platform at the other end of a cavernous bar. If she could hurl this bag and one or two more into the hole, she could clinch yet another victory for her team in the ChicagoCornhole league.

"This is unbelievable," complained opponent Andrew Rotolo, mystified by his team's 17-1 deficit.

Ms. Hoffmann, a slender 33-year-old claims adjuster, is among this city's top players of a rapidly growing pastime. The game, best known as cornhole but also called Bags or Baggo, has become a craze in recent years at bars, tailgate parties and church picnics in the Midwest. It's particularly popular in Cincinnati, where folks say it originated more than 50 years ago as a backyard diversion, and has more recently grown popular in Chicago, Indianapolis and Milwaukee.




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I enjoy Derek's nature/outdoor posts! A black wasp! Anybody else see the irony in this?



Thanks Rusty. It is the theory of one thing leading to another. When I get the pics developed, I'll be going back and forth with Rydethewind on a helical fletching arrow head found in the Kentucky dirt about a week ago. I know he'll have a lot knowledge about it than I do, and I hope so! I ain't afraid to ask a stupid question. When I showed the vulture pics above I mistook them for turkey vultures yet I was eventually corrected by somebody who pointed out the white edges on the feathers meant that they were black vultures and not turkey vultures. I had it wrong. Cool by me. Last night, there were a ton of folks at the party who had never seen glow worms in the wild. It is late summer-early fall and the conditions happened to be right at the farm for the glow worms to put on an amazing show last night along the creek beds and the moist, loamier areas of the hillsides. It was fun to show it to the folks who had never been surrounded by them as certain parts of the creek lit up like the star constellations in the sky. You can't assume that people have experienced all that nature has to offer, I sure haven't, and I hope they in turn show them to someone else like somebody did for me many years ago.

DH

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That's a lot of words intended to impress us. However, it proved what everyone has been saying about you is true. Nice try.




OTF, I could care less about what you are impressed with. You are the King Of Thumb-Headed Vapidity.

 

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Yep, it took all of 90 seconds, done while I printed out some requested copies of the pics of the row of black buzzards on the fence line.


Meanwhile, other people, you know, folks not looking for attention, do things like that all the time and you never hear anything from them. You are the king of the attention whores. I dont think Ive ever seen anyone with an ego as big as yours and I know some people who think they are quite something. You put them all to shame.

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I tend to keep the AG music only.


Well do us a favor and try to keep the WP free of your tales of Fat Drunkard on the Prairie.


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Hey, great lecture from a guy (then again, no ones knows if you are a Walmart greeter named Betty or what) who refused to fly an American flag until Obama was elected. Pathetic.


Which has ~~ NOTHING AT ALL ~~ to do with what was said. Apparently its true because this is all you can come back with. At least I fly a flag...we have yet to see one from you. Its a shame that someone like me is more patriotic than you....

Snip boring, pedantic, drone.

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I ain't afraid to ask a stupid question.


Hell no! You ask plenty of them. You arent afraid to look like a complete *ucking moron either.

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When I showed the vulture pics above I mistook them for turkey vultures yet I was eventually corrected by somebody who pointed out the white edges on the feathers meant that they were black vultures and not turkey vultures. I had it wrong. Cool by me.


Goddam...so gracious. Amazing. Everyone mark your calendars as this is the day that Derek was wrong on something.

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Last night, there were a ton of folks at the party who had never seen glow worms in the wild. It is late summer-early fall and the conditions happened to be right at the farm for the glow worms to put on an amazing show last night along the creek beds and the moist, loamier areas of the hillsides. It was fun to show it to the folks who had never been surrounded by them as certain parts of the creek lit up like the star constellations in the sky. You can't assume that people have experienced all that nature has to offer, I sure haven't, and I hope they in turn show them to someone else like somebody did for me many years ago.


Boy, they sure are lucky to have such a knowledgeable guide as you... <snicker> Just dont offer to do any math for them where 7 months equals "almost a year".

 

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Meanwhile, other people, you know, folks not looking for attention, do things like that all the time and you never hear anything from them. You are the king of the attention whores. I dont think Ive ever seen anyone with an ego as big as yours and I know some people who think they are quite something. You put them all to shame.



Thanks.

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Well do us a favor and try to keep the WP free of your tales of Fat Drunkard on the Prairie.



Squank, Barbara, Oglecka, whoever, what person is going to listen to a dolt like you trying to tell them when they can or can't post in the WP? You know you're a stooge, right??

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Hey, great lecture from a guy (then again, no ones knows if you are a Walmart greeter named Betty or what) who refused to fly an American flag until Obama was elected. Pathetic.
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Which has ~~ NOTHING AT ALL ~~ to do with what was said. Apparently its true because this is all you can come back with. At least I fly a flag...we have yet to see one from you. Its a shame that someone like me is more patriotic than you....




Not even on your best day. You are fairweather straight up. That equals = pathetic.

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Boy, they sure are lucky to have such a knowledgeable guide as you... <snicker> Just dont offer to do any math for them where 7 months equals "almost a year".




You are using the word "snicker?" Yeah boy. Nope, not a dork. I take it all back.

 

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  posted on 9/20/2009 at 11:36 PM
ST, you noticed, too, that while the glow worms were putting on their display "in the wild" (I've only seen them in zoos), the "tons of people" who had never seen it before needed Derek to "show" them. He uses that term a lot. A lot of his stories involve him showing the uneducated and inexperienced something they would have never found without him. Seems like I remember one with him and a whole troop of Cub Scouts. People are so lucky to have him around to show them stuff.

 

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ST, you noticed, too, that while the glow worms were putting on their display "in the wild" (I've only seen them in zoos), the "tons of people" who had never seen it before needed Derek to "show" them.


Yes. Correct. They would have never known they were there, back behind the stage on the southern side of the farmhouse back behind the weeping pines by the slope leading to the creek. The more I asked if they had ever seen them, the more people that said 'no,' so I showed them and they dug it. Simple thing to do.

 

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You're such a hero.

Who showed them to you?

 

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  posted on 9/20/2009 at 11:57 PM
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You're such a hero.

Who showed them to you?




Last night I found them myself when I walked up from the Whitewater River across the street at dusk. I was over there hoping to see the new breeding pair of bald eagles which have built their nest about a half a mile from my buddy's farm (pictured in my sig) along the river. Then, after dark and after knowing they were on fire, I walked to the creek edge behind the stage where it was dark, away from the cornhole lights, and they were going nuts.

[Edited on 9/21/2009 by DerekFromCincinnati]

 

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You're such a hero.

 

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