Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Carnival of the insects

I just got some pictures from our Michigan trip thanks to my photography-oriented friend Liz. In light of the last item on my Gratitude List, I’ve decided to post this picture of my husband at the Detroit Zoo Butterfly House.

When he saw the picture, he said, “Whoa. That’s a pretty intense look that butterfly is getting . . . I'm surprised it doesn’t start crying.”

He thought he looked angry, but I know better. I can see the beginning of a smile on the corner of his mouth. It’s the look he gets when he’s fascinated by something.

And I love that he’s fascinated by a little blue butterfly.

I’m also a bit of a would-be entomologist. Here’s another picture that Liz took. It’s this amazing little white spider. You can’t tell from the picture, but his legs are extremely short on one side. Not sure if it’s an aberration or one of his special features, but it’s what made him picture worthy. Yes, that’s my thumb in the background. I made sure not to get too close. Looking is one thing. Touching is an entirely different matter!


Blogger Will said...

Insects are our friends.
I just like them to be friends that keep their distance. Like, for instance, far enough away that I can watch them but not think that they are about to jump on my eyeballs.
Thanks for the pics!

Actually, to me, it looks like Dave is about to cry over that butterfly. What a sensitive lad.

Thu Sep 28, 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous spring said...

Attitude is in the eye of the beholder, I guess.

Thu Sep 28, 06:35:00 AM  
Blogger John said...

Nice pictures. Send my regards to Liz and Paul. JM<><

Thu Sep 28, 09:23:00 AM  
Blogger Delaura said...

I love the picture of Dave! It's very Dave-esque. Although I must say, I admire you enomologist tendancies, but I could not handle photographing spiders :D

Thu Sep 28, 03:33:00 PM  

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