sc 321 Vignettes

sc episode 321

Today on the Smellcast: Little Vignettes… scenes from the past two weeks.  Please to enjoy.  “It’s still twitching…”  HARRR! Poor lil’ spider…

frog pond

Here’s my new-found swampy-frog pond place near my hidey-hole apartment.

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the tree

This is the old tree I rather heroically felled in a rather butch fashion.


the spider

The spider with which I was in a life and death struggle!

parent's crab apple tree

The crab apple trees in front of my parental unit’s home.

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8 Responses to “sc 321 Vignettes”

  1. kathyBacon Says:

    hello. I am usually afraid of any living creatures that aren’t humans and something.when I was in the right thank you google and that didn’t come out right let me start over. I am usually afraid of any living creatures that aren’t humans and some humans 2. I was just wondering seriously all of this just to ask when the tree started bawling over did you say timber?


    • Toppie Smellie Says:

      LOL! I was too startled to yell “timber” at the actual moment the tree fell. But in all honesty when I was editing it all together I was sorely tempted to put in the sound effect of someone yelling it! 😀


  2. amycoles Says:

    HOLY MOLY! I would have had a heart attack if I ran into the thing.. . That spider has to be the scariest thing I’ve ever seen. Yuck Yuck Yuckity Yuck!


    • Toppie Smellie Says:

      You said it Amy!!!!!! I respond to them so viscerally I can’t help but loathe and fear them. ESPECIALLY when they are in my hidey-hole apartment. ESPECIALLY when I know damn well there are more of them lurking in here (it’s a basement apartment). But intellectually I appreciate them and I love watching them (from a safe distance) making their webs. I SHOULD try to capture them and release them to the out-of-doors. But the primal part of me just wants to kill it!


  3. Kathybacon Says:

    That spider looks like the size of the palm of my hand….yuk! Oh!


  4. amycoles Says:

    When I found that scorpion outside I researched how to kill those little buggers.. Yeah you can’t. No chemicals will kill them. I continued to read on in this article how “helpful” they are because they kill black widows (which I’ve seen here) and cockroaches. Now I can’t decide which it worse! Maybe next time I’ll grow some balls and snap a pic of the scorpions! From far away… With my long range zoom lens….

    Think 30 feet is a safe distance?


    • Toppie Smellie Says:

      Get a better zoom lens and make it 75 feet! 😀

      Y’know… prior to global warming New York was free of many many deadly creatures. Like f’rinstance… rattle snakes. Or scorpions. Or black widow spiders. Anyways… I’m pretty sure I recently read that there are alligators on Long Island… and I guess they’re surviving the winter, although I don’t see how. I am now leaning towards living in Alaska.


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