Friday, May 13, 2011


I am so not a big fan of bugs. 

I am ashamed to say that I am one of those people who run away from bees and wasps. Or at least I was before I had children.  Now I make every effort to walk away calmly without raising too much fuss.  I'm trying very hard to be a brave role model for my girls.  Don't ask me about the time I was home with the girls and we discovered a wasp in the house!!  Thankfully when this happened again recently Daddy was home.

I'm getting much better at taking on spiders although I still don't like finding them in the shower with me... or on the bedroom ceiling when I'm in bed!

Earwigs totally creep me out.  ugh! 

As cute as some may think they are, ants, ladybugs and worms are still better left outside with the rest of them.  Needless to say; I never had an ant farm, I liked ladybugs much more before I moved to the country and found them in my house all the time, and I'm not the child who's Mom found dried up worms in her coat pockets every spring.  . 

Unfortunately, I do seem to be one of those sweet blooded people that mosquitos love and already have several bites this season.  Right now, it's just not safe for me to be outside between the mosquitos and the black flies.  I think they're trying to eat me alive.

And then yesterday I saw this nibbling on a blade of grass in our front yard...

What the heck is this??  I think it even turned it's head to smile for the camera.
It was a shimmery dark blue-y black colour and over an inch long.  It looked crunchy.


  1. Don't know what it is but I don't think that it is cute either! I agree that these things are much better left outside.

  2. Jimmy and I looked at this, his guess was a tree bettle - either way I would not be impressed if I saw that on my front porch.