Be free-floating, allowing the situation to surround you, and be in it. Take in the full surroundings, including the temperature of the water.
This may bring incredible clarity, presence and focus. This is what is means to be a jellyfish.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Walking on Wednesday - Bugs, Bunnies, and Birdies

Just some of the things you can find 
while walking in our yard. 

You can go from cute, 
to interesting, 
to downright creepy 
in just a few steps. 

The Cute:
A Baby Bird.
This little guy is one of the ones from the nest that was in our carport inside the hanging hose.

A Bunny.
One of the bunnies that we see nearly every evening, munching on the grass and always watching us too.

Yes, who doesn't think those little creatures are cute?

Now, this one is interesting.
A Spider.
Some may call this one creepy, but I have come to find spiders interesting. There are SO many different kinds in this area, it is interesting to find one you haven't ever seen before. And as long as they aren't the Brown Recluse or Black Widow (common in NC),
I can call them interesting.

Ready for the downright creepy?
This one gives me chills 
every time I look at this picture.
First, it's long hind end is pretty long, 
and THEN, 
that long protrusion of a stinger type thing! 
That IS connected to it.

I haven't had the nerve to research this much. 
He really creeps me out. 
I think it's because when I was taking the picture, 
I thought he was dying, so not a threat. 
And just when I was about to take another picture,
 suddenly he rose up, flying at face level, 
and then just flew off, 
that super long sting-like thing 
just hanging down while he flew. 

Imagine that thing hitting you as it flew by you! CREEPY. I am getting chills right now.

These pictures are not all from the same day, 
but they were all taken 
practically right outside our door.

Ah, the joys of living in the mountains. 
Sometimes, I would just rather see a bear.


  1. What a fun post! I love Nature in all her guises and am ever amazed at the diversity of flora and fauna and then some. You've captured a nice slice of that diversity here!

  2. Thank you! I love noticing what is in nature, and so glad when I can get a picture of it, even if it does creep me out.

  3. I'm thinking cute-bunny and bird.The rest give me the willies!

  4. Here hun.. have a feeling you'll be needing this:
    Mountains beat the islands in sheer quantity & diversity...and to think it took you decades to get used to the Caribbean... "Ya ain't seen nuthin' yet." -smile

  5. that is a good site! but I can't take any more creepies today. :)
    And it will probably take me decades to get used to the mountain creatures too.
    thanks DH (dear hubby in case you don't know that one...).

  6. Great Pics Rebecca. I have to admit beetles kind of creep me out. I know all bugs have their purpose but some are downright ugly~~

  7. That is a creep bug. I've never seen anything like it.

  8. That bunny is the cutest. You have some interesting animals and bugs at your place. I always forget my glasses when I go out so I probably miss all the animals here. I must pay more attention. ;)

  9. Creepy yes! I found out that last one is a type of wasp, thanks to hubby.
    We also have raccoon's, but haven't been able to get a picture of those little buggers!


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