So. I had an hour to kill while the car dealer did his thing. I’d seen a couple of yellow butterflies fluttering above the overgrown area just beyond the parking lot. I headed that way, camera in hand.
Not to worry, I was sure there were plenty of other things to train my lens on. I was right, but nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to see.
Time for closer inspection.
My work done there, I turned my attention to a nearby flower.
THEN I saw her.
And I noticed movement on her lumpy part. BABIES! A plethora of BABIES were crawling around on their Mama. BABIES who would GROW UP! In the grass! IN my hometown!!!
A passing dragonfly (perhaps a damsel, I don’t know.) caught my attention, and I turned to fire off a few shots at it.
When I turned back, she was GONE!
I turned away once more and she was GONE.
I took my sandal-shod feet to a spot about a yard away to continue my photo shoot.
I never did get to shoot the butterflies. They reappeared as I was getting in my car to leave. And I saw one at each of the 3 traffic lights on the way home. :~p
And the Mama Arachnid? Wolf Spider. She doesn’t look quite like the one that’s most prevalent in this area, but she’s a wolf spider for sure. In the grass. IN my hometown!