Hey Steemies and SSG!
Um yeah...about the tittle...neither have I...LMFAO. Don't worry it's not entirely clickbait either. Let me explain. Part of the routine for me to get to work includes cleaning out from any drugs or alcohol and be able to pass a drug test because I have a safety sensitive position. Since pot is now legal in Canada, I do enjoy my leftie cigs here and there but the workplace testing has not been updated since the prohibition was lifted to reflect the changes in Alberta. Although the impairing effects don't last very long, it still takes a week or 2 to get it out of the system to get to an acceptable level according to industry standards. While I consume, I don't get dreams but when I clean out, I get the most absurd ones... yes...like the tittle suggests!
Shot 1/250 sec. f/8 34 mm, ISO 100
This summer, I have been doing all this fun stuff and photographing all kinds of things that also includes a bunch of duckling cuteness, various small wildlife landing on me and sunflower maze and I still have to finish posting about my Easter weekend mountain trip and the fact that I need to get posting on all of these was probably on my mind and buried deep into my subconscious (obviously) and it all blended into one dream. (I also posted about it in my dream with this exact tittle). Except, it didn't quite go the same way as in real life but still have to share it because it's sorta strange, yet, if you knew me in real life it's not that unlikely. Now you know my dirty little secret, I'm a bit of a wildcard. I didn't lose all my marbles but there is definitely a hole in the bag!
Taken by @silvergigerman with iphone8. Wearing an
Emperor butterfly aka Blue Morpho, yes it is real and live.
Same butterfly but now you can see the optical illusion.
Here is the wacky dream:
Naturally, the man of my dreams is almost always in every one of my dreams in some shape or form, for some reason that is unclear in my conscious life but somehow it made sense in the dream, @silvergingerman and I had to go to different locations during a mountain trip( maybe he had to go to work or something). He dropped me off at a small farm with a huge sunflower field to make sure I would be plenty entertained in his absence(he's that sweet in real life too) . The farmhouse itself was more like a cabin and very humble but also very full with many residents, had no power or any of the luxuries we have come to enjoy in life.
Shot 1/250 sec. f/8 18 mm, ISO 100
I wandered into the near by sunflower field to gaze at the dark starry skies of a warm summer night and a golden retriever and two teenage ducklings soon joined my side. The dog curled up next to me partially on my lap and one duckling cozied up into the pup's golden fur. The second duckling climbed up on me and curled up inside my shirt and next to my beating heart like it was the most comfortable place in the world. Given it was such a warm night, the farmhouse was so crowded and I didn't want to disturb the cute sleeping baby or end that special experience, I decided to close my eyes for a moment and just enjoy the gentle breeze and the hypnotizing sound it made thru the sunflowers and fell asleep there until morning.
1/800 sec. f/7.1 300 mm, ISO 200
When I awoke at sunrise, all the feathery and furry companions where still at the exact same location as they were when we all went to sleep except a couple of fox kits had joined us and gotten cozy with the golden retriever and slept soundly with the other duckling. I thought to myself Isn't that the coolest thing ever, I need to write a post about this unique experience. I even named it with this exact tittle. I took some pictures of my new farm friends for my post knowing that soon enough @silvergingerman would come pick me up and I was certainly excited about telling him all about my experience. As we all started to get moving and heading out of the field to rejoin the family inside the farmhouse for a hearty breakfast, the duckling followed me around like I was it's new momma.
Additional pictures and information can be found at the
bottom of the post.
Then Magic (one of our cats) came and headbutted me in the nose to wake me up and let me know @silvergingerman was back home from work and pulled me out of my blissful slumber. Wake up! Wake up! It's 5:30 am! Damn cat. I tried to get back into my dream but doesn't quite work that way and got into some other weird dream instead that really wasn't that interesting. I just got out of bed and now here I am writing this weird post before I forget my dream, where the ones reading this are probably thinking What kind of fucking pot do they have in Canada anyway?? I'm also not sure why I felt compelled to write it down either, not something I generally do but now it will forever be littering the blockchain! It's still a fun way to release some of my pictures.
Shot 1/50 sec. f/3.5 40 mm, ISO 800
Now you can see how everything blended into one strange mess in my dream! How far-fetched is it?? Probably not that much. When it does get too warm and I can't sleep, especially when I used to live by the ocean in Eastern Canada, the nights would get so uncomfortable and unbearable sticking to everything in my apartment that I would just drag a blanket and a pillow in a near by field and just go to sleep there in the breeze and get covered in fireflies(that is actually kinda cool and they do produce enough light to be able to see in the dark after turning off the flashlight). Yeah, I can sleep just about anywhere like that except in my own bed! In real life, I do attract all kinds of large and small wild curious critters but none of them has ever crawled into my shirt and cuddled up for a good night sleep...Well the non human kind at least. 😆 When we do go to the park, some visitors do get a little jealous of our gaggle of goslings, ducklings and their mothers that surround and follow us around the park (like a 100 of them at a time) and ask us how we get such a following and they don't. Could this dream ever happen?? Possibly, I sure hope it does now! I will still try to make a proper post about the actual experiences of the summer in time...maybe.
Taken by @silvergingerman with iphone8, so is the next.
Chillin with my new dragonfly buddy.
A previously posted picture of my followers! I couldn't get them all in the picture, this only a portion of the group. In case you missed my post from earlier this year, there is also a video inside. The tittle is suppose to say 500% cuteness...Oops!
This from the 2004 "The Arctic Fox" fractional set of 4 coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint commemorating the northern dweller. The Arctic Fox is made to withstand the polar conditions of the arctic, normally a solitary animal except for mating season mostly feeds from lemmings, food scraps left behind by wolves or scavenges on the sea ice for seal remains left behind by polar bears. The designs showcase Claudio D'Angelo 's work from a previously issued platinum coin set from 1993. Crafted in 99.99 silver the fractional set includes a 1 oz($5 face value) , 1/2 oz ($4), 1/4 oz ($3) and 1/10 th oz ($2) with a mintage of 20 000 worldwide (includes COA).
I like this set, beautifully crafted like most of RCM's handy work but the super clean mirror finish is such a pain in the behind to photograph properly, the pictures don't do it justice at all and maybe I'll try again for better pictures when I have better natural lighting and more patience. These pictures were the second take, I am not doing a third!!
Please feel free to share some of your weird dreams that may or may not have any chance of happening! It would make for an entertaining comment section for sure!
All images were taken with Nikon D7000 unless otherwise stated. Coins with Nikkor 40m macro lens and all others with Sigma 18-200mm lens.
Cheers my friends! X🐞X