Photos on the journey #475

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More bounty from the rain.

I took the dogs and went out for a glorious early morning walk. We were treated to a number of His creations. In a much nicer way, I was reminded of my answer when asked what it was like to drive a cab in Dallas on the 4pm to 2am shift . “There is a whole different world out there at that time of the day and night”. So it is with the early am.

This millipede was about 6 inches long and was munching his was across the damp desert floor. They are as harmless as they are interesting. No bite or sting in them. They can, and this one was, emit a caustic fluid and gas as a defense against ants and other predatory insects. They wind themselves in a tight ball with their head in the center, staying this way until danger passes.

While called millipedes, they really only have from 200-600 legs.  They use to move about in a graceful wave like motion. Get out for a mindful walk. There is a whole different discovered.

PEACE ††† en theos ††† jlawrence

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