It’s a Bug Eat Bug World!

All this past summer I had been waiting, trying, and hoping to catch a butterfly with my camera.  So, one morning I noticed a moth on the Buddleia  (also known as butterfly bush).

Upon closer inspection – I discovered that a spider had terminated it!

So sad…

It seems it is a bug eat bug world in my garden.

Someone is always trying to capture and destroy someone else!

Well, not everyone wants to annihilate another bug.  This caterpillar just wants to eat my plants…

And this sluggish fella is happy to eat anything that he comes across.  I only dispose of  slugs that find their way into my greenhouse.  I share the rest of our place.

Now I know who has been eating the mushrooms!

This caterpillar was refusing to uncurl for a photo…

So, I gently moved it to the flower border, and it took off like a shot! Maybe it will turn into a lovely butterfly for me to photograph?

Those, whose game is entrapment, are rather captivating to capture on the camera!

Their webs are works of art, taught to them by our Creator.

In the right setting, spiders can even be beautiful…

or lovely…

even charming!

This one is cleverly camouflaged as a bird dropping! (In my opinion)

Well, whatever spiders are – they are helpful in bug control.

Come on – admit it… this one is kinda cute!

Alright then… try this one on for size.  Even I got the creeps from this lady!

Then a fly landed on me, and I just about jumped out of my skin… and the spider scurried off, because of the commotion.

I would not have minded, if the fly had landed in her web.  Flies are expendable.

This dragonfly agrees with me, as it starts to chomp into one…  after all, it’s a bug eat bug world!

I’m still hoping for some butterfly pictures, one day… it appears not to be my season for them – Yet!

Admiring creation ~ Wendy

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, ”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

21 thoughts on “It’s a Bug Eat Bug World!

    1. Thank you! You are so right – they do look like toothbrushes. Maybe we should sell the idea to a toothbrush company? They could make kids’ brushes that look like them… and then they’d brush their teeth more often. 😉

      Blessings ~ Wendy

  1. Your pictures show such detail!! I do not care to have spiders near me, but I admit I did enjoy seeing the intricate parts of their bodies as well as the beauty of their webs from afar, across a computer screen. Also, your comment “someone is always trying to capture and destroy someone else”, made me think of our spiritual enemy who is always trying to bring each of us down as we draw close to our Creator…but just like those charming spiders, the cunning one will flee when we know we need to cling to God! It has been a “heavy” week, with more talk than usual about grave sickness, death, and the perilous goings-on in our world…I am trying to find that delicate balance in my heart that allows me to process and pray about all the deep, heavy things, but still enjoy and delight in the beautiful, joyful things. Please keep taking these pictures that are full of life and wonder! –Alison

    1. I agree that we need the lighter side of life sometimes… Humor/ laughter is good for the healing of frazzled nerves! Perhaps that is why God made so many creatures that are truly hilarious? Nonetheless, we need to respect his creation.

      Blessings ~ Wendy

  2. Marvelous photos, Wendy! You do justice to Mary Oliver – “pay attention be astonished, tell about it.” thank you.

    1. Thank you! I am amazed at what shows up in pictures that I had not noticed while taking them. I can’t wait until I can upgrade my camera! Fun…

      Blessings ~ Wendy

    1. None of them bit me… but that fly landing on me while I was taking a picture of the big spider was just plain mean!!!

      Blessings ~ Wendy

    1. There’s not much that’s more thrilling in the garden than eye contact with a friendly bug! 😉

      Blessings ~ Wendy

    1. Thank you. I am enjoying my little dog’s snoring as I start my day… He’s not a morning dog!

      Blessings ~ Wendy

Leave a Reply