Tonight’s sunsetPosted: July 27, 2009 Filed under: Air, Earth, Fire, nature, Photography, Summer, water, weather | Tags: pond, sunset 1 Comment
(V in Sunset. Photo © 2009 by Robin)
SpinningPosted: July 27, 2009 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in art, nature, Photography, Summer, water | Tags: deer fly, insects, pond 17 Comments
(074: Spinning in circles. Photo © 2009 by Robin)
Have you ever been bitten by a deer fly?
They are nasty little creatures. The female deer fly feeds on blood. She lands on a spot that you can’t reach, makes a painful little incision, and then laps up your blood.
The deer fly bite, for me, is much worse than a mosquito bite. I get giant, painful, itchy welts and hives from them. Therefore, I do not like the deer fly, and although I try to have compassion for all living things, when I saw the deer fly which appears in the center of the above photo lying on its back and spinning like crazy to upright itself, I decided to let nature take its course. If the fly figured it out, it would live. If not, it would die.
I don’t know if the fly managed to upright itself and live or if it died. I left it spinning in circles.