My Neighbor Has Hives

bee-8193778I was up on the roof, trying to fix a leak
It came out of nowhere and stung me on the cheek

The malicious little bastards were in a frenzy next door
I locked myself in the house, swollen and sore!

Honey Bees!—with their devious and hedonistic way
Out drinking and dancing every day!
In the Garden, God clearly erred,
when he made the decision not to turn them away

The neighbor called to apologize for the pain and the fright
Said he had accidentally killed their queen in the middle of the night

Hmph! “Love thy neighbor.” That is such a tall order
Much easier to build a wall along the border

With those prison stripes and stingers, we know they are up to no good
No one will be safe until they are out of our neighborhood

Meanwhile, I am marooned in my house! I am no longer FREE!
And all I have to eat are some apples from my tree.

Spider & The “Fly” Update

Well, the very same spider that ate the Damselfly in my previous post did not fare so well against a larger prey—as can be seen at the bottom of this photo. I didn’t witness this drama, so it remains a mystery why the Dragonfly did not live long enough to enjoy its conquest.

Dragon muerto 1650 -While the damsel was distressed by it

The dragon was not impressed by it

This tasty spider put a smile on the dragon’s face

But the poor dragon expired before it had finished saying grace

The Belly of the Dragon

The Belly of the Dragon



Dragonflies are amazing and scary looking beasts from every angle. It is easy to see how they got the name “Dragonfly.” On the other hand, considering the insect has been around for 325 million years and fossilized dragonflies have been found with 30 inch wingspans, it may be that the mythological creature was named for and inspired by the insect.

Damsel in Distress

The Damselfly is a predator

Eating other insects and such

They have thrived on Earth for 300 million yearsDamsel fly-Said the spider,

“Thank you very much.”Damsel in distress-


I was out communing with the insects at Silver Falls State Park this last weekend. I snapped a picture of this Alderfly hanging out by the pool. He/she is about 3/4 inch long. Of course, I had to have a little fun with the color scheme.

unknown black bug--2unknown black bug--3Alderfly-colorized