Saturday

A Damselfly and a "Pop it"

When I was a child, my siblings, cousins, and I would get
together at my Grandmother's farm and have
"Pop it" Wars.
Have you ever heard of a "Pop it" War?
The plant above is what we would call a "Pop it".
We would gather LOTS and LOTS of these and wrap the stems
around the bottom of the top part....and "pop" the top off and
hit each other with them. These are very small so of course
they didn't hurt...but it was TONS of FUN!

18 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

A tremendous photo Kerri. There has been hundreds of these little fellas around here in the last few days... there's quite a hatch happening!
This is the third damsel fly photo today on blogs I have seen so there is definitely a hatch happening in Bloglang as well! =)
Rocky Mountain Retreat

June said...

Wonderful shot Kerri! I need to pay closer attention to what I call a dragonfly...it might actually be a damselfly.

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh yes. We also had tremendous fun with "pop it." When my kids were little, they taught all their friends who were amazed. Not surprising since most of them sat in front of video games all day.

Marcie said...

WOW!!! This is an amazing image. Incredible patience you must have to capture a fast-moving little creature like this.

happyone said...

Oh yes, we too played "pop it wars". I still do and taught my grandkids.

Fantastic picture!!!!

photowannabe said...

Wonderful closeup of the damselfly. Love the angle. Sorry I never heard of Pop it wars. I'll bet you kids did have fun though.

CG said...

What a great photo and a happy childhood memory...i think we usd to play something similar

DeeMom said...

WOW what a picture is going to that Damsel fly is going to HURL that Pop It a long way

Seriously a Super Photo

MedaM said...

This is incredible! This shot is absolutely stunning!

Lilli & Nevada said...

that is a great photo I just don't have any luck with close up shots

Dick said...

Fantastic photo, I don't understand about the pop it wars but it must have been a nice thing to do!!!!!!!

RuneE said...

If I have ever seen a macro-picture taken "according to the book"...

Green with envy!

Willard said...

Excellent post and photo, Kerri!

It brings back memories. I had forgotten about playing with those weeds, but yes we played those games too!

I also really like your skywatch post. I like the framing and how you captured detail in the moon while still maintaining the blue color of the sky!

SandyCarlson said...

We play the game with dandelions, Kerri!

This is a wonderful photo. The damselfly looks like some sort of sorceress balancing there.

Stacey Huston said...

Great shot.. never heard of popit wars.. but sounds like fun..

Bill said...

It amazes me how my kids seem to pickup the old games we use to play, without us ever telling them about them....Never heard of "Pop it" however. Love the photo!

evlahos said...

fantastic photo. you have stop the time

Ms. Math said...

I have never heard of "Pop It" wars - sounds like a great game! Stunning shot - your ability to capture insects, birds, etc. amazes me!

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