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Mat Maresch
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Hello everybody,

 

Well, I've been in Portugal with my family for summer vacations, and I lost my heart to those small insects.

 

 

Here I post three pics. I would like to have posted them a bit larger, but Uncle Don... ;):ph34r:

You know what I mean?

I haven't had time to get some online space, so here they are as big as I could --

 

Greetings from Germany

 

 

Mat Maresch

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www.mareschmesser.de

 

Knifemaker, Germany

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Cute! :)

 

In the U.S. we call those Damselflies. Or Snake Feeders, in certain parts of the south. Never understood that one...

 

They love people, and will follow my wife and I in our canoe, resting on the gunwales or on our heads when they get tired. I like 'em!

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They are beautiful....and so are praying mantis......untill you see them feed.

I am pleased that they are not six feet tall.

 

Nice pictures!

 

Ric

Richard Furrer

Door County Forgeworks

Sturgeon Bay, WI

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Some of the close ups I see some of you guys do just amaze me.

 

Hey, wait a minute, whats up with the clean fingers. You were on vacation a little to long mister! Time to get back in the shop and get dirty!

Crocker Knives

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That's beautiful! I hardly ever see them around here, and they're nowhere near that friendly. What did you do to make friends?

 

This is more what we see; Washington's state insect, the Green Darner Dragonfly, about 4" across

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Kristopher Skelton, M.A.

"There was never a good knife made from bad steel"

A quiet person will perish ~ Basotho Proverb

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Well, my fingers got ugly again, don't worry.

 

Here I have another one, in German they are called "blue arrow". They EAT the ones you seen before.

About bush fires: I have been in the north, there they have no problems with fires, it's humid enough. But I have seen fires in the south, in tv news - they have terrible problems down there.

 

One night, we couldn't sleep as there was some "little" fire 30 km to the north - everybody told me " don't worry, it's normal, that's NOTHING"... It suddenly became HOT, about 45 degrees celsius, at night, and there was a rain of ashes - hot enough to burn your fingers. 30 km away, huh? REAL frightening, if you think of a REAL fire in the dry woods... So - don't smoke and camp in the wilderness. Especially if you're a knifemaker in the desert ( like Mr. Goo).

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Knifemaker, Germany

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dragonflys are the keepers of the dreams.

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There are lots of pictures and scans of various dragonflies at: http://stephenville.tamu.edu/~fmitchel/dragonfly/

 

Go to the image galleries and feast your eyes....good stuff!

 

Brian

"Imagination is more important than knowledge" - Albert Einstein

 

"The innovator is not an opponent of the old. He is a proponent of the new."

- Lyle E. Schaller

 

http://home.mchsi.com/~hermits/BrianRVanSp..._Edged_Art.html

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, and they're nowhere near that friendly.

 

Got that right. I sware one tried to attack me once. :huh:

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"The most rewarding things in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done."

 

Make do with what you have, if at all possible.

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