Does this photooo freak you out or not? I do not know what these bugs are but they were there a week ago and I kind of shied away at that time. Today I took a closer look. They are beautiful but kind of creepy too. Not creepy enough that I couldn’t make myself take a pitcher though.

I walk a lot but I was walking today (in a chilly October wind) because I had to present some stuff at a meeting this afternoon. I have done this kind of thing about a gazillion times before. I always get nervous about it, even though I interact with everyone in the room every day. I dunno why I was nervous about today because I was scheduled to present for an hour and after 25 minutes, I said something like, “I don’t really have anything else to say”. FZ and a couple other folks came up with some sniggly little questions. Other than that, we ended early. I did stick my foot into my mouth BIG TIME at one point. I *think* everyone (including the LSCHP) took it as a joke.

I’m taarrred and this is all you’re gonna get tonight. Love y’all.

6 Responses to “Eeeeek!!!”

  1. isa Says:

    Mercury is in retrograde.

  2. Margaret Says:

    WHAT ARE THEY? I do not like them, in spite of their beautiful coloring.

  3. Sam Says:

    Love ya back.

  4. Pooh Says:

    I wonder if those bugs are feeding on the milkweed pods? Their bright colors indicate that they taste nasty, so maybe like monarch butterflies, they ingest alkaloids from the milkweed plant to stave off predators.

  5. TMOTU Says:

    The “bugs” are Milk Weed Bugs.

  6. Pooh Says:

    There are two different types. Are the milkweed bugs the reddish orange ones, or the bigger black ones with the yellow triangles?