Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Crystal Balls and The Fortune

They are forced to leap to safety or to crawl madly fast for their survival every time I make my presence. My foot size is only eleven inches long, yet this is already too good to tread thunderously wherever I go. In the other way, their bodies are mostly less than half an inch in length.

They certainly do not know why this monster keeps coming back to their habitat week after week. Observe the cricket that had narrowly escaped death carefully, and you will find it was too terrified to such an extent that it stayed frozen in front of my camera. And it was only one of them.

They are eager to know their fortune. As when I squatted down, to my surprise, they were having so many crystal balls on the grasses. They must think that the more crystal balls they have, the clearer they see their future,

but I do not know whether the more they will be confused by the different images and different interpretations.

I thought I could find the answer myself, but the longer I gazed at the crystal, the longer it grew. How could a distorted crystal tell an accurate fortune!

I moved to another one, but it simply disappeared into the ground the moment I got closer. The crystals were of no help to solve their woes at all.

I was in a state of confusion. I believed that the critters should have experienced the same.

I would rather put on a bell on myself so that those little critters can be alerted whenever I am around.

24 comments:

VanillaSeven said...

You have such a big foot rainfield :D
It's like earthquake to them every time you walked.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Those crystal balls can't even tell their fortune - yes you are right!

fufu said...

they dont know you are visiting them?? hahaha anyway it's nice back to the nature once a week... wish i can do that later :)

Loshini said...

very beautiful the way the light reflects off the droplets. you have a good eye :)

Cate said...

Cool!!! Love the macro and the story. You must be very quiet on your feet when you're around these critters.

Cheryl said...

I certainly enjoyed this post and especially the lovely photos of all the crystal balls! I don't know as if I want my future told to me....

George said...

It's too bad you couldn't tell your fortune in the crystals. I would like to know if the bell you plan to wear would save the critters.
It is always nice to accompany you on your jungle adventures.

Mei Teng said...

I can't tell the difference between a grasshopper and a cricket. Thought it was a grasshopper..hehe.

Mike said...

perhaps i can borrow your crystal balls to help me predict the Thai Lottery results?

Nice close-ups.

Harumi said...

11" size foot? O__O Are you the Bigfoot of the jungle or the Gulliver of Lilliput?! lol

The crystal balls = rain droplets look so magical with your macros. The shapes they take up are even more amazing. Awesome pics Rain! ^__^

PS: after seeing your poor cricket, it reminded me of my childhood playmates - the lil grasshoppers. Well.. playing was more like.. me dashing after them and they running (hopping) for their lives. *sigh*

AVCr8teur said...

The bells would be thunderous to them. Perhaps use a light? Do the crystal balls tell them when you will return?

Ann said...

11 inches, what size feet is that. You and my Ah Pek belong to the same league. My friends tease in Malaysia, this belongs to the SAN BA LO. You born in the city, and now want to track and become SAN BA LO?

Last night, I watched a terrible documentary. One was on millions of mice in Australia, another was cicada which come out once every 17 tears.

The Silent Thrill Of Emotions said...

The last four pictures are amazing! Very very nice work!

Frieda said...

Those are beautiful pictures.
And I like the story that you wrote about them!

eileeninmd said...

Loved your story about the cricket and the crystals. Beautiful macro shots, Rainfield!

wiseacre said...

I look into the globes and see a drip

Kilauea Poetry said...

Perhaps they missed the ground quake, mesmerized by the crystal ball! Beautiful reflective series! That fern on your header looks quite similar to those here. Do you have Staghorn ferns? (very sharp when mature and broken off)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Those droplets, Rainfield are stunning. I could see your fortune in them :)

Icy BC said...

Well, if those are crystal balls, can it tell my future? I think they are just gorgeous anyway!

Life Ramblings said...

the little critter must be very brave to stay in front of your camera. i admire his guts. :)

Diane AZ said...

I think your cricket is safe at my house, behind the bookcase where no one can walk. But he will have to get along without any crystal balls.

Ratty said...

Maybe their crystal balls don't help them see better, but they must thing they taste good.

Ayie said...

the crystal balls were probably trying to hold on not to fall and shatter...

fairfieldhotelohi said...

I certainly enjoyed this post and especially the lovely photos of all the crystal balls! I don't know as if I want my future told to me....