So my photographer brother-in-law Chris was showing me some pictures he took recently, and when this one came up I have to admit I actually recoiled a bit:
Yowza. Scary looking little bugger, ain’t it? Actually, there are two of these insects in the picture, though at first it’s hard to tell. I think Chris may have interrupted them in the process of making more little critters.
Anyway, Chris and I had no clue what they were, so I sent a note to my pal Bug Girl, who knew right away what he had found: an Ambush bug. Judging from other pictures, she got it in one. They’re very formidable looking, and actually rather lovely with their color contrasting those of the Russian sage on which they’re perched.
If you agree, and like insects in general, then check out Bug Girl’s blog. There’re enough creepy crawlies there to last you through the whole weekend.
Trick or treat!
Happy Halloween, everyone! I almost put up a big scary picture here — my brother-in-law Chris took one that is honestly really creepy… but decided it might freak a few people out, so I put it in after the jump. If you’re an arachnophobe, I wouldn’t suggest clicking the "Read the rest of this entry" link…
It’s Caturday! And I’m feeling amphibious, so here’s how a frog sees the day:
My brother-in-law took this (he’s making Caturday a lot easier for me these days). Look closely. Closer. Don’t be afraid, get even closer… because if you look closely enough, you’ll see why I think Chris is an excellent photography pupil.
Those of you who follow me on Twitter may remember that on Father’s Day, my wife and mom-in-law made us an incredible meal of beef ribs with homemade BBQ sauce, twice baked potatoes, grilled corn, homemade sangria, and homemade apple pie.
It was awesome.
And I have proof, of a sort. This being Caturday and all, and with me expanding it on this blog to include all animals as I see fit, here is a picture of our two dogs, affectionately and pseudonymously known as Canis Major and Minor, giving their opinion on the ribs:
Oh right, they can’t give their opinion because they’re too busy licking every last beef molecule off the pan. That’s all they got though. Leftover ribs are the domain of humans. Specifically, this human.
Picture credit: my brother-in-law Chris, who has lots more great pictures on his Flickr page.