Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense, Really Awully So!


Scorpion 014A repost of a picture
Of impact quite immense –
In fact, it is a stricture
On avoiding future … tense! 

When living with such creatures
Make sure that they are gone
From inside footwear’s features
Before you put them on! 

For if you should forget-oh
To check your boot for sting,
Then in a high falsetto
You are quite sure to sing.

© Colonialist March 2013 (WordPress)

I am still battling for a decent connection, and have failed to load any new pictures – thus the above repost to go with my rhyme is in place of a portrait of  our latest scorpion visitor.  Pity.  The new one, with shoes (not wearing them but in amongst ours), had a particularly tense and future-imperfect expression.  They do so love lurking in a boot,  and then taking painful exception to the foot that tries to share it.

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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35 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense, Really Awully So!

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  3. Angelia Sims says:

    Ouch! and shudder……eeek!

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  4. Yeach….now that’s a nasty looking beastie. Definitely wouldn’t want that nesting in my shoe

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  5. optie says:

    Horrible creatures scorpions. Hope your computer woes are soon a thing of the past!

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  8. Goodness! Your scorps make ours look tepid. That’s one mean lookin’ bug.

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  9. Scorpions in shoes. Ouch, Col!
    Apologies for my on-and-off visiting style; it should improve from now on. Life is trying to reclaim me from cyberspace. Happens to the best of us….

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  10. pinkpolkad0tfood says:

    Scary, Col!! There seems to be a lot of them in KwaZulu-Natal! I don’t think I have ever seen one in Cape Town? I wonder whether they live here as well?

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  11. That’s one ugly scorpion! And a lot larger than the one the maid found under my roommates bed.

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  14. Colline says:

    He looks so deadly!

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  15. melouisef says:

    I really do not think I can put ‘like’ on this blog, it may be misunderstood
    🙂

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  16. bulldog says:

    Had one of these sting me behind the ear when on the Rhodesian border… hell it hurts I could not touch my face for hours without it burning… thought I was gonna die…

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  17. 68ghia says:

    Luckily, the only thing I’ve ever had hiding in a shoe was a parktown prawn 😉
    And not even in my own shoe – think if one of those beauties were to hide, I’d be much less calm about it!!

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    • colonialist says:

      An experienced camper tips out shoes or boots without even thinking about it before putting them on. Even one of those crickets is not something one wants to share any clothing with!

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  18. adinparadise says:

    Oh what a horrid sight to see before my breakfast. Maybe this is why I always wear open-toed shoes here. 😀 Hope your internet woes are soon solved. Are you with mweb? I read that they are being a pain at the moment. 😦

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  19. Love the rhyme – the stinger not so much (though some nice detail in the pic). Luckily I only have to check for rain spiders 🙂

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  20. Pussycat44 says:

    Those goggas I really don’t want to run into!
    Connection has been erratic for two days now and browsing has not been much fun.

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  21. nrhatch says:

    Ouch! Double ouch! You are sure in a challenging state at present.

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  22. Argh! Again, just like my reaction the last time I saw that photo. Had one in my hiking boot at my farm. Had the heeby geebies for days thereafter.

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  23. disperser says:

    . . . looks cute . . .

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  24. newsferret says:

    Now, how to say
    how to comprehend a post like this
    ’cause in reality it is hooray,
    what a celebration day,
    the head is loony with the Sharks a croony
    and way down south
    we Stormers live with big mouth,
    celebrating we are
    the victories over the enemy from south east and far
    hope your computer will soon find a tutor
    and back with us you are.

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