Category Archives: Ellen Bulger

The Jellyfish Tragedy

  Windsor Locks, CT, December 16, 2010 - Last week in a rarely-seen or photographed event, thousands of hapless jellyfish on their way to spawn were stranded and frozen along the shores of the Connecticut River. The gelatinous creatures are not uncommon, … Continue reading

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This Damn Gun Thing

  (Note: I sent this out as an email with a link to CT. Senator Blumenthal’s petition to support his background check for ammo purchase bill. It’s one of many steps we can take…) So the shooting thing in Newtown … Continue reading

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The Knowing of Hurakan

Harry Reid, I think it was, just came out and said that Katrina could not compare to Sandy. I read that and my jaw just dropped. I guess human life must not matter much to the Senator. There have been … Continue reading

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good slop

There are these bacterial mats, these hunks of orange gloppy biota that live in a side stream not far from where I live. They’re in a park through which the little Wepawaug River ambles along. The town dump used to … Continue reading

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Blue Bee Blues

Presented on a minuten pin, this little blue bee’s even smaller than you’d think. I have a thing for Osmia, truly I do. I like the whole family. Never met a Megachilid that didn’t make my heart go pit-a-pat. They’re … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Pal!

There’s this guy I know, it’s his birthday. He’s been places. He’s seen things. He has a life worth celebrating. I figured I’d do it up for him, to the extent that the internet can accommodate. But that wasn’t enough, … Continue reading

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Picnic at Bug Stump, a small yet delicious feast…

My friend Pat Volk recent put his RISD degree project up on teh intrawebs for us all to enjoy. It is charming. And this, my friends, was made by hand, with none of yer newfangled computers to help: Picnic at … Continue reading

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Have a Koch and a Smile!

The ever-lovable Billy Bragg had this up on his facebook page. It made me smile and I thought I would share it here: Koch Bros – It’s the Evil Thing

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If You’re a Sucker for Ascots,

Saw this on bb. They saw it on Neatorama. It sure is swell and it sure needed a mention here on kitTENTACLES: Etsy tentacled wonderfulness!

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A Punk Rock Bee, For Earth Day

Osmia bucephala, male. Words & Images Copyright All rights reserved by Ellen Bulger

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Can You Imagine McDonalds Doing This?

THIS, can you imagine it?

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The No Picture Policy

I took this in an antique shop, just before I was sniffily told by an uptight woman who had pressed her lips together into near-invisible thinness, that they had a NO PICTURES POLICY IN THE STORE. What is it with … Continue reading

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Housatonic Wire Fire

It was late in the afternoon, September 11th, 2010. We’d just gotten off of Rte. 8, on our way back from the Lebanon Fair, Cliff and me, when he noticed the plume. “Why is it going straight up?” He asked. “Why … Continue reading

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Elm Spring Farm in the Snow

Caught in action, oh my, yes. Those shadows, they’re just screaming across that field. The clouds? There’s a word for that action. It’s called scudding. But wait, there’s more. The snow is melting. Think that’s slow? It ain’t. This shot … Continue reading

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Dress Remembers the Dance

(I did not set this up, nor did the folks at Fashionista, the shop where I took the picture. This just happened. I should have taken a video of it, but I did not think to do it at the … Continue reading

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A Minor Road Deity

  I saw her from a distance, gray and grim, as if she’d been crucified on the truck’s radiator grill. But when I went up for a closer look, there was something more to her. At first glance, she looked … Continue reading

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