Thursday, March 22, 2012

Worms and Winners


 No my friends, those are not sticks...

 They are worms and they are all over the streets in my subdivision.  (GROSS)  It smells like worms outside. (This one was at least 15 inches long!)
 Has this ever happened where you live? 
 I have to say walking to the mailbox is rather creepy...


The winner of Tammi Sauer's book is (drum roll)....
number 12...

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

37 comments:

  1. This only happens when we have heavy rain. And I also happen to think worms are gross, even though they're needed for the soil. I just don't want to see them, thanks, let alone walk around (or worse, on) them. Yuck.

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  2. Hoorah for Lenny Lee!! Yay!!

    And hoorah for raining worms!! LOL! How bizarre!! The birds should be happy!! And hedgehogs and moles! They like worms!

    Take care
    x

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  3. Yes, after heavy rain. And it makes me sad because then they dry up and die in the sun the next day...and they are excellent for the soil. (I garden)
    So, as gross as it is, after the rain has stopped and before they die I go around my driveway and patio and pick them up (yes, it's slimy) and toss them back in a garden bed.

    The good news to you is, you guys must have very good soil to have so many of them and such large ones.

    Also, I never notices a SMELL?! O_0

    Hugs,
    Lola

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  4. Ew! 15 inches? Yes, it's happened here, but we don't have the giant worms.

    Congrats to Lenny!

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  5. I couldn't leave the house if that happened to me. :(

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  6. We'd get worms on the driveway after a rain, but no way near 15-inchers. Crazy!

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  7. Hi Sharon .. so pleased for Lenny - that's great news .. Me Want Pet - suits Lenny to a tee.

    Worms - we have had an invasion of flat worms and they are flat, much longer than our traditional worms and not so good for this little country .. I've seen big ones - but never like leeches splodged around the land - not very nice at all ..

    Very strange .. not sure I should say cheers - but I'll wish you well as you tread gingerly around .. byeeeee for now - Hilary

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  8. Woo! Congrats to Lenny, and thanks Sharon for offering this giveaway. :)

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  9. Wow, a fifteen-inch-long worm? That's a big worm!!

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  10. Eeeewwww...that's so gross. Nearly as bad as the house completely covered in spider webs (because of severe flooding apparently) in a small town in Victoria, Australia.

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  11. yikes! 15 inches! thats a wonderworm for sure. ack! after it rains here theres lots of them and the raccoons eat them for a nice snack. its a happy day for the birds and for fishermen. wow! i won that neat book. i cant wait to read it. thanks for doing that cool giveaway.
    ...hugs from lenny

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  12. Hooray for worms and winners!

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  13. Yow! That is one long worm!
    Congrats to Lenny! It makes me smile that he won!

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  14. Ah well at least you aren't in Gippsland where they reach up to 3 metres (9 feet)!

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  15. Ugh, Sharon, I don't want those worms for a pet!

    Congrats, Lenny Lee.

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  16. Congrats to Lenny! No we don't have worms on the sidewalks. Though I hope I have a lot in my garden.

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  17. It happened so much when I was a kid, but I haven't seen it for years. Why is that, I wonder?

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  18. It happened so much when I was a kid, but I haven't seen it for years. Why is that, I wonder?

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  19. I have seen it happen a few times--the sidewalks in our subdivision were carpeted with earth worms. I wonder what makes them come out in droves!

    Congratulations, Lenny! Hope you enjoy the book!

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  20. Whoa, that's a lotta worms. Our sidewalks are covered with snails when it rains - it's a total minefield, especially when trying to walk the dog.

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  21. Congratulations to Lenny!

    Eek about the worms. I rarely see them outside. I only remember the ones I had to dissect as a kid. They smelled rotten, but all the preserved animals smelled like the solution they were steeped in.

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  22. Hi Sharon,
    I don't like worms or anything that crawls, yuk! You were brave to take those close-up pics. I guess it's raining where you live. Don't they come out when it's wet? The only positive thing is that birds will have a feast :D LOL!

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  23. Yea, CONGRATS to Lenny Lee!

    Worms aren't too bad. Collect them, put them in dirt and you'll have bait for fishing. Trying to look on the bright side of things.
    : )

    Maybe there is a book in this situation just waiting to be told??

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  24. Ooga! Me happy Lenny get book.

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  25. Congrats, Lenny! I've seen that before-- usually right after it rains. And then my kids go pick them up and put them back in the dirt, so the sun won't fry them. :)

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  26. Hi Sharon,
    Well you can breathe a huge sigh of relief. Yes indeed, I have finally slithered over to leave one of my highly sought after comments. Or something like that :)
    I have seen some slippery characters where I live but nothing like in your photo.
    And yay for Lenny! :)
    Hope you had a peaceful, positive weekend.
    In kindness, Gary

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  27. Wow! Never had that many at once. I do know the smell of worms, though - people usually think I'm nuts when I mention that "it smells like worms outside". Happy tiptoeing through the worms:)

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  28. Now you just need lots of birds to come and eat the worms...oh wait, they made a movie of that didn't they...that didn't turn out so well...perhaps just stick with the worms...at least they can't peck!

    C x

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  29. Congratulations to Lenny Lee!

    And walking on worms? Gross!

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  30. I love this book!! Congrats to Lenny.

    Yeah, the worm thing is gross. Are you having strange weather? I know we are. Maybe that's it.

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  31. Hooray for Lenny! Jillian pointed out a worm the other day that we estimated at about 11 inches - looked more like a snake!

    Also, I tagged you for the Sevens meme over at my blog. :)

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  32. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwww!!! No, wait: Double eeeeeewwwwww!!!

    And congrats to the sweet Lenny!! : D

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  33. Okay, I know this is gross, but as a gardener, nature girl, and animal lover, my kids and I go around and toss the poor babies back into the grass where they can do their best to build our St. Louis soil.

    I do have a friend of my mother's in NY who had a carpet of worms on her patio. She is a germ-o-phobe, and her husband is asthmatic, so she freaked. When she called to have someone remove them, they said they couldn't because they were endangered or something. I don't remember what she did, but it probably involved bleach or ammonia.

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  34. Oh wow! That is pretty gross. I haven't seen too many worms around here, but I found a small snake on our front step a few days ago. It was gone in only minutes. Scares me how fast that thing must have slithered.

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