Happy Monday, my friends!
I hope you all had a great and relaxing weekend.
You know, the world is just filled with fascinating and beautiful critters.
Does it ever just blow your mind how God came up with all of them?
Since I started my blog a couple of years ago,
I have to admit that the things that I used to take for granted,
almost seem like new discoveries for me.
I believe this lovely dragonfly is a twelve-spotted skimmer...
...according to the description on Google.
If they stay still long enough to get a good photo you can certainly appreciate their beauty.
I found this one swarming around in a grown up area in front of our local Walmart.
Queen Anne's Lace was also growing there and on that particular morning
the sun illuminated the outline of it, creating the most glorious effect.
And then there's that sensation you get when you reach down to pick a tomato...
...and what you feel isn't a tomato at all...
...but one of these "lovelies".
My first response was... EEEW!!But you know, after I cut the part of the vine off where it had been eating the tomatoes,
(the worm was still on the vine because if you think I was actually going to touch it, you would be WRONG)
I stood there studying the intricacy of his design and I was actually in awe this tobacco hornworm...
...not to be confused with the tomato hornworm.
Imagine that...a tobacco worm was eating my tomatoes!
Who else but the God of the universe could (or would) create something like this?
I was making a joke about it having eyes all the way down it's body...they do look like eyes, huh?
They aren't eyes, but they actually breathe from them!
So I was getting ready to go shopping on Friday and this guy just would not get off my car.
I didn't take the time to google this one...
...but my, what BIG eyes you have!
But I have to say, my favorite encounter with critters this week was of these baby hummers.
At first I thought it was just one baby but after reviewing my photos,
I noticed the different color variations in their feathers,
this one having red on top of it's head.
They were just learning to fly...and drink from the feeder.
You could almost see the uncertainty on their little faces,
this one looking quite puzzled as Mama was hovering near.
The drama came when this one landed on top of the feeder and didn't quite know what to do.
Once, he fell to the ground and just laid there for a moment.
I quickly ran out to try to rescue him and then he just as quickly flew away!
It wasn't five minute later, he was back again on top of the feeder...
...and after hanging on for dear life, let go and plunked into the window sill!
I was able to get really up close and personal with him...
...and then off he flew again.What amazing little creatures they are...glorious, indeed!
The earth is most definitely filled with HIS glory!
Have a blessed week :)
After getting ready to link to Judith's Mosaic Monday,
I realized her title this week is "The Little Things"...
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