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Wormlets and squirmlets

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Worms on Flooded Ground 6191

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Wormlets and squirmlets
But surely not omelets.

Those are the words that popped into my mind as soon as I saw this sight in Great Hills Park on the morning of October 31st. More than 5 inches of overnight rain had caused the creek that passes through Great Hills Park to overflow its banks and temporarily turn what is normally a nearby trail into an inches-deep little creek of its own, and the unaccustomed water had called up a bunch of worms that kept wriggling as I watched them. The little bubble looks like it was coming from one end of the largest worm, but photographs that I took a few seconds earlier show the bubble in different places, so it must have been flowing from right to left along with the current. With this picture I followed the photographic tradition of capturing “the decisive moment.”

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 18, 2013 at 6:02 AM

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