Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thousands, Nay Millions

Daily Draw: Animals Divine Tarot ~ Page of Wands/Insects

We once had an invasion of ladybugs, we could scrape them off the front of the house with a shovel. Our annual insect problem is with Boxelder bugs. Black with pretty orange stripes. We never see them until the cool weather sets in then a hot day comes. The front of our house with its south facing windows then attracts them like a magnet. And I mow the lawn before 10 AM, after that the neighbors honey bees come work our clover.

All that said to say, I miss a lot of what goes on around me. Reading Beaks, Bones and Bird Songs last week, bats eat 600 to a 1000 bugs in an hour, swallows scoop up 3-400 in short order for their hatchlings. How can so many bugs be in the air and me not see them. Perhaps I'm just lucky that way....

"It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, Princess. One of those "circle of life" kind of things." ~ Hopper  A Bug's Life 1998