Solbit discovers strange sightings

Dear Nicalai,

I hope you like strange things the way I do.  We’ll be on a hike on an ordinary trail, and, if I remember to look, I can find out-of-the-ordinary things to see. Here are a few a examples that you might enjoy too:

My first example sounds boring.  Rocks.  What could be less interesting than rocks?  Yet, we hiked down a trail, and the next thing I know I’m urging, “Nona, Nona, camera, camera! You gotta take this one!”

What kind of story can I make up about these three rocks?

I did make up a story in my own mind about these rocks:  An old wizened scientist with a long neck and tiny head went walking with her dog behind her and discovered a three-toed dinosaur fossil lying on the ground in front of her. She yelled, “Eureka, I’ve found it!”  Then, her very smart dog asked in a barking voice,  “Now where’s the rest of that dinosaur?” They never could find it. End of my made-up story.

Another time, we hiked and, for just a moment, the trail looked like it was moving.  “Wait, Papa, what’s that?” I asked.  We stopped, looked, and took this photo.

Sometimes when we hike, we see a few ants, and other times we see a lot of ants! Nona reminds me this mob of ants was on a trail in Moab, Utah.

Maybe my third example of strange sightings is the best, because I think it is the yuckiest.  Sometimes yucky can be good.

If you know what these are, please tell me. We think they are some sort of larvae, hanging upside down.

Now, my last example, will take you from really yucky to really pretty.  A rain storm was off in the distance on this hike.  The sun shown just right, and we stood in just the right spot to see these.

OK, I know what this is: 2 rainbows. A double rainbow!

You know, it is said that a pot of gold awaits you at the end of a rainbow.  Do you think that maybe we could be seeing the location of 2 pots of gold here?  Well, we didn’t go look for them, because Papa claimed that no matter how fast and how far you travel, you can never reach the end of a rainbow.  “Solbit, that’s a lovely saying, but it’s a fool’s errand,” Papa told me.

I’m sure what Papa said must be true, but, still, I kind of wish we had gone to look for those pots of gold.  I wonder if you have ever tried to get to the end of a rainbow? Let me know if  you did and if you found anything there.

Bye! I’m your friend.






May 2017

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  • You may be asking yourself, “Who is Solbit?” Solbit is a fictional character, but she is a real plastic dinosaur, sent to us unsolicited in a package we ordered from Photojojo. So, she’s a plastic jurassic. Solbit is short for the four names given her by our grandchildren: Sparkle, Orangie, Lulu, Breakit. We tend to use her given names for when she’s been naughty. Thank you for visiting Tales of a Plastic Jurassic. Solbit likes company and hopes you’ll come back.
  • You can learn more about Solbit at her About page and in the earlier posts, “Solbit: How I Got My Name” and “Solbit: How I Got to Travel.”


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