Bug Stuff

Yesterday I started weeding my garden and spotted a spider so big that I thought it was a mouse until it moved and I saw those eight black legs in motion.

It looked like a very large wolf spider. Completely harmless, but I’m going to let my flowers and vegetables fight with the grass for space anyway. I don’t want to harm the spider – and I don’t want it to harm me.

This morning we had to run to the hospital so they could wire me up to the 24 hr. heart monitor. I got home feeling miserable.

I spotted a dragonfly trapped on our screen porch. I tried just leaving the door open, but the dragonfly couldn’t find its way out. Finally I caught it in my hand as fast and as gently as I could. When I stepped outside and watched it fly unharmed from my big clumsy fist I shouted for joy.