Thursday, August 23, 2007


Lately I've been interested in the intricacies of insects and particular patterns. Here are some from pictures from our yard. Did you know cicadas sometimes live for 17 years? The yellow spider is an Argiope. We've had some in the summers before, but never this big. The body is at least an inch long.

He (Solomon) produced manuals on botany, describing every kind of plant, from the cedars of Lebanon to the hyssop that grows on walls. He also produced manuals on biology, describing animals, birds, insects, and fish. "NET Bible version of 1 Kings 4:33"

p.s. Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last post!!! I'll have to remember them when I have a bad day on the wheel.


chill24 said...

eeeeeek! interesting? yes. what fun God must have had creating these creatures.

we have (had) wasps outside one of our basement windows that were going into the cicada holes and killing them. the cicadas turned black. i wonder why the wasps targeted them?

Kim from Kansas said...

Hey chill, those are called Cicada killers and aren't supposed to be harmful...Still wouldn't like to be too close to one, though.

Here's a link if it works: here

chill24 said...

oh wow - that's what they look like all right. we also have a mud nest on the window. paul sprayed some stuff and a couple of the larvae dropped out down into the bottom of the window - fascinating (ugly too). we think they might be yellow jackets.

Kim from Kansas said...

Well I guess I know more about insects than I thought I did...those were mud daubers...We get them on our front porch. My husband knew about them...Think I learned through spouse-osmosis.

Thanks for this little convo about creepy-crawlies.

brother brad said...

Chocolate covered ???????? grin