03.25.2021 Worms!

Full Worm Moon
2018
It’s time for the worms to come out…hoping for worms….and a full moon shoot.
Nobody likes me
Everybody hates me
Guess I’ll go eat worms
Big fat juicy ones
Long thin slimy ones
Itsy bitsy, fuzzy wuzzy worms
Down goes the first one
Down goes the second one
Oh how they wiggle and squirm
Big fat juicy ones
Long thin slimy ones
Itsy bitsy, fuzzy wuzzy worms
Up comes the first one
Up comes the second one
Oh how they wiggle and squirm
Big fat juicy ones
Long thin slimy ones
Itsy bitsy, fuzzy wuzzy worms
Nobody likes me
Everybody hates me
Guess I’ll go eat worms
πŸ™‚

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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26 Responses to 03.25.2021 Worms!

  1. eremophila says:

    Great shot Steve. Hey, check out the Gippsland Victoria Australia giant native earthwormπŸ˜€ big enough for a banquet!

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  2. Ms. Liz says:

    Yuk! the photo’s nice though πŸ˜€

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  3. I can make out your subtle sunrise view more easily than I can determine who wrote the song you quoted. A bunch of versions appear at https://www.mamalisa.com/?t=es&p=2387.

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    • I would guess the original was written while a kid was lonely at summer camp. It’s a subtle view as it is the moon setting with some nice warm color from the sun which is just approaching the horizon behind us.

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  4. Ann Mackay says:

    Beautiful dawn image! (And I’m happy to say that I’m finding plenty of worms as I work in the garden! πŸ™‚ )

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    • Most of our earth worms are transplants, so to speak, from your part of the world and are causing our natives to be reduced in numbers. I’ve been reading about soil life and while earthworms are the largest they are by no mean the most numerous with some extremely tiny ones, including nematodes, numbering in the thousands or even millions depending on the species and soil sample. Really quite amazing what is going on beyond our vision.

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      • Ann Mackay says:

        That sounds bad – were the foreign worms deliberately introduced? Or maybe carried in as eggs on plants. We have NZ flatworms here, causing problems for our worms…what a complex world! There is so much to soil life that we tend not to think about but is really important to soil health and the environment – one of the reasons I don’t like chemicals in gardening or farming.

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      • Most likely they came as hitchhikers. I suppose someone could have thought about bringing them in as bait for fishing but I doubt that. Most invasives I believe are accidental although there are many flowers brought in for their looks.

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      • Ann Mackay says:

        There’s been a lot of tightening up on plant imports here over the last few years – I can see why!

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      • In many cases the competition is unfair as there are no challenges to a new organism in an ecologically balanced, until now, system. It is too bad most folks don’t understand that.

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  5. shoreacres says:

    I only knew the first three lines when I was growing up. I’m just as glad. I’d much rather enjoy the sight of your photo — the moon, like a buckle on the Belt of Venus.

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  6. Sunday night should be a good night sky for the “Worm Moon.” That said, I’d much rather have clouds and RAIN…I can wait for another full moon.
    Having actually eaten a worm in a peach once, I can attest to the fact that they really don’t taste bad…it’s just the texture that’s off-putting.
    Happy Worming.

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    • While not exactly a worm, I did find half of one while eating an apple. As a kid in elementary school I did eat a few less than appetizing creatures. Our teacher wanted us to be aware of some of what is eaten in other cultures. Chocolate covering made everything more palatable. We are getting that rain you were wishing for. Not as much as we could use but a nice gentle rain that lasted most of Sunday.

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  7. Peter Klopp says:

    Outstanding night shot! I once ate an earthworm in a sandwich in my younger years. My friends coaxed me to do it for 10 German marks.

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    • Some of us used to eat one on a dare, not I, A friend and I were eating spaghetti after lying on the grass watching clouds. I noticed he had a strand in his beard. Then I noticed it was wriggling. Thanks, Peter. In this case the early bird, me, caught a worm, the moon. πŸ™‚

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  8. Eliza Waters says:

    I was expecting to see a photo of a robin! πŸ˜‰
    The gradation of light is nice with the moon and tree.
    It begs a haiku…
    “if I show my tenderness of love
    a tree, too, will start talking
    spring moon” ~ Heinosuke Gosho

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  9. Beautiful landscape Steve! Enjoyed seeing it!

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  10. krikitarts says:

    Wonderful shot, Steve. Did you bracket exposures to get this one?

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    • Thanks, Gary! One shot did it. I was on a hill that was getting lit by the overhead sky with the sun just below the horizon behind me. The light was not balanced but there was enough DR to open the shadows in LR.

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  11. Stunning landscape and moon shot. I love it! Thanks for the fun memory with the verse too! πŸ™‚

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