|Isn't this a beautiful creature?|
|Petting the wings...|
|Getting a closer look...|
Last week I hung an ornate quilt on the clothesline. I went out to check if it was done drying and reached my hand out to check for dampness. I placed my thumb right over the back of a dragonfly! It was big, and buzzing and I did freak out for a few seconds, I'll admit. My three year old thought it was pretty funny the way Mama was hollering, or should I say squealing...
Which reminds me, that I should also add under this post that I was attacked by our lone chicken on Saturday! My three year old also witnessed that with much laughter.
The dog ran at the chicken and it took off the ground for the nearest safe roost which happened to be the top of my head! I was on the steps and hunkered down for fear of losing an eyeball! It landed and all I could feel were cold rather sticky claws digging into my scalp! At first it was funny and I shouted for someone to get the camera but when no one came and I realized that I couldn't really get it off without a scratch, I was no longer amused!
Then all I could think about was getting pooped on and so I walked up the rest of the steps onto our porch and opened the front door and hollered, "Mike! Help!" In a flash, my knight in shining armor, or possibly a sweaty work shirt, was there. He promptly removed the chicken while laughing hysterically. As I write this and look out my window at this hour of the evening, it is still light enough for me to see that this chicken is roosting on one of our daughter's bike seat!
Speaking of adaptions in animals, this chicken breaks all the rules! So did that Wood Tiger Moth... she layed her eggs on a piece of styrofoam! I'm glad that God created his creatures with the ability to adapt to new surroundings....