Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Day In The Life

A beautifully warm, slightly humid day on Tuesday. We headed up for a spin on the Norwottuck Rail Trail to wind out the afternoon...



The wild cloud formations and the timing were telling me a good sunset might be in the offing, so we cut our usual loop a little short, and pedalled down to the river, hopeful for a view of it. On the way, I stopped for a pic of some mint, growing along the trail-side.



Looking closer, I noticed these unusual bugs, apparently enjoying a little quality time on one of the mint stems.



Looking it up after, I'm pretty sure the yellow one is the intimidatingly named Jagged Ambush Bug...

Cool name for a cool looking bug, but unfortunately they're regarded as pests because of their ability to kill the already beleaguered Honey Bee. I'm not sure if this one was on top of a different colored mate, or having lunch.



Don't say 'eewww' yet...It gets better. On another stem of the mint, I saw another one (or two, it was hard to tell), which had definitely invited a dinner guest...





A Fly makes a better meal than a Honey Bee, I always say.

We continued on down to the river, to consume the sight of the close of another late summer day.





We weren't alone on the river bank. The air was alive with the sounds of buzzing, clicking insects in the fading twilight...

3 comments:

Tommy said...

Cool.

Mary E.Carey said...

Wow, such amazing bug pics -- and that sunset! What a great place to see it. You keep outdoing yourself.

Tony said...

Thanks guys, I'm glad your enjoying it. Mary, as far as outdoing myself, check out the next post..!