Saturday, September 3, 2011


Continuing the cross-section theme: this devious fellow snuggles quietly down into the loam & remains perfectly still until a root borer happens along-- then suddenly snaps to life & gobbles him up!

Mysterious are the ways of nature. If you think such extreme camouflage is unlikely, take a look at this real-life amazingness.

Also, mysterious are the ways of Google. An image search for radiciform turns up the most peculiarly random assortment of stuff. ?????

Edit: I must say this IF prompt has brought out some of the coolest entries I've seen in a while! Definitely worth perusing if you haven't already.


  1. ha ha, good guy , this Radiciform, but although he looks kind and friendly he might surprise us unexpectedly .

  2. The octo-camo video is amazing! Seems unreal. Re: Radiciform--wonderful nesting in the loam--and how nice that we get to see those beautiful roots. As usual, your illo is fabulous!

  3. Oh my, I love this combination of words, font and creativity!

  4. I hope he arrives in my garden soon - lovely image, how it can be jewel-toned and earthy at the same time delights.

  5. I love the way the little head is poking through the top soil. Oh but the beautiful roots are just below the surface.
    He is a mysterious fellow!

  6. I like the curls and swirls. Beautiful.