Yesterday I was walking past a tarp that I covered my lawn tractor and lawn mower with and I spotted a stick bug. I had to take a closer look because it looked a little different. Well, it was different. There were two of them and it looked like I had disturbed their honeymoon, although it didn't appear that I had disturbed them any. I went into the house to retrieve my camera and figured when I got back out there that they would have been gone. Luck was with me this time, they were still there and this is the first picture that I took:
I put a quarter down behind them to give you an idea of the sizes. The female looked like a giant compared to the male:
So now you see just how small that male was, but he sure must have had some charm (or something). I think that their shadows look neat in the above pictures. Here is another picture that I took, trying to get one more from the side:
I went back into the house to put back the camera and when I came out again, they were gone. I guess that they were tired of posing for these X-rated pictures (grin). There are two different styles of stick bugs in my area. The other ones look a lot more like a stick. The ones shown above are fatter. Must be a different species but have the same name. In the bug world, the male is usually the smaller. I guess they are made for only one reason and that they don't have to stick around and protect their mate from dangers. I think that nature in all its aspects is beautiful.
Did any of you get to see the meteor shower last night? It was way too hazy here last night and when I woke up around 06:00 this morning it was getting too light. If any saw it, give me a report. It was suppose to be a good one. Now, you all have a beautiful day today, you hear?