Summer 2016 Challenge: Day 14
Let me start off by saying that I hate bugs! With of course the exception of the “cute” ones like ladybugs, dragonflies, butterflies, and of course grasshoppers too. I don’t typically have a problem with bugs when they’re outside, and I won’t have to come into contact with them (accidental or not).
My work office is located out in the country and my boss owns acres of land (the office is a converted barn), and we are able to get outside during the day to walk around the trails and pick berries and a tomato or two to eat along the way. It’s pretty awesome actually and a great perk of the job.
I always walk with my phone in my pocket so if I happen to see something cool, I can snap a photo of it. I have gotten some pretty awesome shots of nature on these walks. Like that dragonfly above! I see these guys often during the summer and they are hard to photograph because they don’t sit still long enough but every now and then one will stay put.
There are always tons of grasshoppers hopping all over the place. Makes me wonder how they feel about me always shoving my phone in their faces. lol
Now the praying mantis is a bug that I don’t see very often (I think I have only ever seen one once before). My boss thinks I am nuts when I have to photograph all these bugs but they’re neat to me! I live in the suburbs and we don’t get the bugs like they do out there, so they’re cool to see.
I hate spiders with a passion and they are probably the thing that I am most terrified of (that and snakes! Which there are ones hanging around the office frequently!) However, we get some pretty neat looking ones at work. I do however, make use the zoom on my phone because there is no way in the world I would ever, ever, EVER get that close to them! They’re neat and terrifying to look at though.
If they even move just the tiniest bit, I run away for fear that it is going to come after me. I really do hate them! This is a common Garden Spider in case anyone was wondering.
Today I saw something that I have never seen before! I was out picking raspberries and along came a humming noise and a creature that was flapping it’s wings like crazy! At first I thought it was a baby hummingbird, but after looking at it closer, I noticed it looked like a moth. Turns out it was a Moth Hummingbird! I have never even heard of them before, let alone see one! He was difficult to photograph with my phone but I managed to get a decent shot before he flew off.
Like I said, I am not a fan of bugs at all but I do like to see the different kinds of creatures I find when I go for a walk on my breaks.