Thursday, June 10, 2010

Which one of these ladybugs is not a lady?

Now that our boy has officially graduated from 8th grade, I've been preparing the garden for summer.  I've been busy watering, weeding, mulching, and doing one of my least favorite jobs, dealing with squash bugs.  I keep finding them mating on my pumpkin and squash vines.  In the middle of this unpleasant task, I was happy to see that they are not the only ones finding mates out there. 

I couldn't resist going in to get the camera, as I wondered, "Should I use the "action" setting?" 
I didn't want to scare them away, as there are plenty of aphids which I hope they, and their offspring, will dine on.  Still I had to take a few pics.  And to tell you the truth, they did not seem to be bothered in the least, even when I zoomed in for a closeup of their romantic rendezvous.

Meanwhile, both Vinnland socks are now just waiting for the bind off, with plenty of yarn leftover.  I hope to finish up in the next day or two.


  1. Hilarious! I think they're Nature Drunk!

  2. I love that you are posting smutty picts on your blog. Not only yarn porn, but full on insect action :)