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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Harvestmen, Pekingese and Moth

I went to visit my friend this morning. She lives in a house on a big lot in a woodsy area, which is why I like taking my boy over there so that he can run free. While we were conversing on her porch, enjoying the great outdoors, he, Mr. Gizmo, was whining at the front door wanting to go inside (go figure!)


She also has a well on her property and allows me to fill up my water jugs with wellwater for me and my pets to drink (yes, including my fish) and it tastes so good.



On the way home I took a couple of photos of these Harvestmen. Believe it or not, I used to play with those Daddy-longlegs when I was a kid growing up in Germany. I'd allow them to crawl up my arm and then pick them up and put them back on my wrist, just to watch them climb up my arm again - eeeek, I'd not do that  today!

When I arrived back home, I saw this clinging to the outside wall of my apartment right next to my front door. I thought it was fascinatingly creepy looking, so I photographed it. It looks to me like some sort of moth, only what kind? Does anyone know?

So much for my wildlife photography today!

11 comments:

mommaof3 said...

Doggie so cute. we are big pet lovers.

Deborah said...

YUCK! I never let the spiders crawl up my arm...my daughter use to have catapella's do that. She would stuff her pockets with them! Cathy's husband takes care of her dogs, so all is well!
Thanks for asking.
xxoo
Deborah

Silke said...

That is so cool! I love that moth!! It looks like it has the looks to perfectly blend in with something...Nature is amazing, isn't it? And your Gizzy is just adorable!! Love, Silke

Babydoll1962 Kreativ Ecke said...

Hallo doris,
sag doch einfach Du, fühlt sich besser an. Ich freue mich sehr das Du mich gefunden hast !
Jetzt bist Du schon die zweite verfolgerin aus den USA. Deine kleinen Bienen finde ich ja sehr witzig. Und dein Hund ist so niedlich . Ich freue mich darauf bei Dir reinzuschauen und bin gespannt auf jeden Komentar den du mir wohl schenkst ! Übrigens sehr witzig, Du kommst aus Nürnberg. Am Freitag fahre ich in die Nähe nach Bamberg um nit meiner Tante aus Nürnberg meinen Urlaub und ihren 80. Geburtstag zu verbringen.
Mein Sohn kommt auch mit, mein Mann muß leider Arbeiten. Siehst Du das zum Thema Nürnberg.
Bis dann
Tschüss
Doris

Faith said...

yewooooooohhhhhhhhh! I'm not that much of a nature lover..the moth I have never seen anything like it..looks almost bat like. I have no idea what it is....you little guy is cute there on the porch...getting some fresh air. You are lucky you have a place to go in the country, get fresh air and well water...Lots of minerals in there I suspect...not chlorine and chemicals....

Faith said...

I am so desperatly seeking to enjoy more simple things, and get out of the rat race and commotion..your are so right Doris...even in the spider and moth God's handiwork..part of the grand scheme and plan, order of nature..

Like the well water...how lovely..simple natural from the earth where God put it..for us to enjoy..he takes care of all of us
from the smallest to the tallest

Have a beautiful evening...

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Doris! Gizzy looks adorable as always, but that moth?? Nope, I can't help ya there! I don't know WHAT he is, and I'm not too sure I WANT to!.. Hope you can find time to try some Crochet Soiree projects! That would be fun, if you can! I still love that little "ewe" potholder you sent me!! It hangs prominently in a special place in my kitchen! So CUTE!! ~tina

glor said...

Loved the pics of Gizzy, the bugs or whatever it is ... not so much...lol.

Samantha G said...

You know I love bugs but... that moth is kind of ominous looking! Yikes!! :o

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

For your question on the guide dogs:
"Can they start over or are they disqualified forever?"
It really depends on the guide dog school - and the issue they had. Some issues (like not wanting to work in the guide dog harness) can't be fixed - but they can be placed as a service dog - if they don't mind the coat.
So it really depends on the training problem - and how far along the dog is.

Toby's Raiser

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Neat photos. Not sure if I'd let one of those spiders crawl up my arm either, but it's fun to look at them in photos.

Jane