Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Bug's Life

Bugs are a constant companion when you're out in the woods, although some might say they are a nuisance. I like to live by the motto, "embrace the bugs". Well that's not totally true. I have to admit that I loathe ticks. Mosquitoes I can handle, but ticks are like the embodiment of evil to me. They latch onto your pant leg while you're innocently walking along the trail. They stealthily creep across your body searching for the right spot to latch on, and when they've made there way to crotch or head or armpit they latch on and start digging. The worst part is you don't even know they're there until they are swollen up the size of a giant pee. But this is not a horror story about ticks. This is a celebration of bugs. And these are some of my favorite bug photos I've taken over the last year or so. Enjoy.

Now there's a hitchhiker I don't mind.

This little guy hovered in place just long enough for me to get this shot.

Bumble Bee
The bees are disappearing.  Be nice to them.

The scourge of man.