Saturday, July 10, 2010

My 'Brella Buddy

Weekend Reflections is right below

The patio umbrella had been closed for several days; enough time for somebody to move in.

As I cranked open the umbrella from underneath I noticed a shadow. Upon closer inspection ...



... I realized I had guests.

I let it be for awhile with the umbrella half open. Later in the day I moved the "structure" to a group of bushes.

Everyone was carrying on as if they were about to be swarmed by killer insects. Telling me to close the umbrella, get the hose, call the National Guard. Ridiculous.

I do not see the need to kill a living creature just because you can.

CAMERA CRITTERS

21 comments:

We love Luna said...

What a visitor!
Hello dear friend,
Wonderful macro shot here, and cool critter!
Enjoy your weekend
purrs and love
Luna - We love Luna

Carletta said...

I enlarged the pic and it's wonderful!
I'm glad you moved it. Wasps will leave you alone if you leave them alone. :)

ksdoolittle said...

Quite the capture! I have a little one just outside my sliding glass door that needs to be moved, too, before it gets too big. Thanks for the reminder! ~karen

eileeninmd said...

Very cool that you were able to move it and not hurt it in the process. I try to leave them alone.

Kiki said...

Very cool..great photo! What a lovely creature..so sweet!

EG Wow said...

WOW! Looks like the wasps thought they had found a great place for a home. Very nice photo, Dianne!

ramblingwoods.com said...

Thank you for that....Michelle

LadyFi said...

I'm terrified of wasps, but that is a great shot!

Dave said...

what a guest,and a perfect pose for you to capture.

Ann said...

great Macro. In the past, I always destroy the bee's nest.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What a fantastic macro. I'm glad you were able to move it without hurting him. Great shot

JunieRose2005 said...

Love the picture, Dianne, and that you were able to move it! I don't like killing anything-even wasps or spiders...unless they are a threat to me or others.


Junie

magiceye said...

superb capture and love your concluding sentence!

Rebecca said...

Nice pose for you...glad you noticed him before you 'bothered' him.

Together We Save said...

I am allergic so I would not have moved it but good for you!

Lois said...

They like my front door for some reason!

maryt/theteach said...

Great shot, Dianne! I try to save creatures except I'm terribly afraid of wasps. Can't tell if this is a wasp, but you're very brave! :)

Denise said...

I applaud your caring nature towards nature :) Wasps have their roles to play in the grand scheme of things.
An English Girl Rambles

Denise said...

And I forgot to seat GREAT photo!

byron said...

"I do not see the need to kill a living creature just because you can."

You go Dianne!

Mimi said...

"I do not see the need to kill a living creature just because you can."
I'm totally with you on this, all creatures have their place in this world, and we should learn to share it with them- we're not "supreme".
Fantastic wasp shot!