OK, on to the darling bugs:
No idea what this funny little fellow is, but he's a very cheery green. Sluggie took him off to the woods after he signed the picture release form.
These 2 had invited themselves inside:
This little guy was very shy and walked sideways whenever he noticed me following him with the camera. It's a bit blurry cuz he was so very small and my macro only lets me get about 18" away - any closer and it won't focus.
And this is one of those Asian beetles that looks like a ladybug but isn't. Someone brought them to the States a few years ago and then found out WHOOPS! They don't have any natural predators here! D'oh! They bite sometimes - esp the tender underplaces and esp if you're sweaty, and they smell pretty bad, but they're ever so cute in their roly-polyness.
Next up, another non-native that has flourished extravagantly:
And, finally, one of the leeeetle tiny vinca plants that I put in during my planting frenzy has opened up:
I caved to dh and decided to be smart and not spar today after torquing my knee while teaching this morning. It did fine while I taught evening class and did my class tonight, but feels on the edge of something (she said ominously) when I walk. Sigh. We're due to test for Senior Red this month. I need my knee to heal. It was a record non-sparring night (as in nearly all of us went home.) We never miss sparring. This felt really weird. I had really been looking forward to sparring tonight because I had been working on the bag yesterday and had a bit of a breakthrough with the speed of my spinning back kick. Bummer.
My Star Wars source at TKD (well, one of them) told me that this was up. It's definitely worth waiting for the video clip to load. :-) Hooray! I can't wait for the game! :-) I know of adults without children who enjoy this game. :-) Fun for the whole family. :-) We LOVE number one. Such humour! :-)
Today was gorgeous again, so I took the laptop outside and squinted at it and tried to write. I wish laptops were easier to see in the sunlight. :-/
Have you seen the iZilla?!?!?!?! I'm still trying to decide if it's for real. I mean, being able to rip vinyl?!?!?!! It's The Cube, straight out of Artemis Fowl! Or very nearly anyway. I learned about it on Peter's blog. Neat-O, huh?
For a strange twist in my universe, it's tub and book time before midnight! Too strange to be fiction, so it must be a fact.