dredging the canal . . .
once a year the big irrigation canal that runs through the valley is dredged to clean the channel . . . muck out the bicycles . . . crayfish etc etc . . .
. . . pix taken with the Nikon Coolpix L22, (8mpx resolution) . . . ramped contrast and bumped up color saturation a bit due to the monochromatic aspect of the dry mud . . . PhotoForge 2 camera app.
I always think of H. R. Giger and “Alien” whenever I find these exoskeletal remains . . . must not to forget Sigourney Weaver . . . !!
. . . temperature today was 100 degrees F. or so . . . or 37.8 C.
a bit warm and humid . . . fortunately up here in the high desert the inner workings of these beasts dry up quickly and so not really any stench . . . other than decaying vegetal matter . . .