Sunday, December 5, 2010

Much To Contemplate


If you're a regular reader, you know strange things sometimes fascinate me. Today it's a ground beetle.


As luck would have it, I saw a dime on the ground while I was taking the photos, so I moved it close to the beetle to show his large size.


He's walking along on the ground, searching for prey, oblivious of me taking his photo.


I can see my reflection (first photo is best) in the beetle's head and the clouds above against the blue sky. There's much to contemplate, even in a ground beetle.

10 comments:

  1. and you found money! May be a sign!

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  2. Hi Meredith, thanks, I hope so, I could use a bundle, but more than a bundle of dimes. Ha!

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  3. I'm always amazed at the strange things that capture our attention. Fun post!!!

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  4. Lovely post, Linda (as always) and much food for thought. When we lived in Egypt I learned the beetle is symbolic of eternal life, ie, the beetle feeds on its own so never goes away...just finished a book about Nefertiti's niece...lots of scarbs carved during that era. All very interesting!

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  5. Hi Turquoisemoon, thanks, he was so big walking along in the grass, and amazingly shiny front part of the body like glass to reflect.

    Hi Kittie, thanks, I didn't know the beetle was symbolic of eternal life, just knew about the scarabs often utilized in the Egyptian art, the book sounds interesting, I'll have to check into that one.

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  6. Very neat post, Linda!

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  7. You do find the most interesting 'items' to post about ! :) and we enjoy them all..All of our beetles are definately NOT in sight right now.
    Good day to you. T.

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  8. That is one shiny bug. My car doesn't have that good a reflection. And a dime too--lucky you.

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  9. Hi Sharon, thanks, glad you enjoyed it, something is ok about seeing a bug outside, but inside is a different story. Ha!

    Hi Trish, thanks, so glad you enjoyed this one, with our cold weather here now I was wondering where this bettle might have gone, was thinking he was beautiful in his own special way. I'll bet your beetles are gone far underground if they thought to do so with the cold you get up there.

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  10. Hi Patti, thanks, isn't he just the shiniest thing bug you have ever seen. I didn't even notice the reflection till I looked at the photos on this blog post. Then I blew them up big just to see if it was indeed my reflection and it was, I totally amazed myself with this one. I think Gary must have dropped that dime out of his pocket when he was dumping the trash, since the trash cans are right up next to the garage and that's where I saw this beetle crawling along. Ha.!

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