Not all insects are equal

So, there are tons of different insects in the world.  Some are delicate and beautiful like this butterfly.  Some are totally bizarre and some are just plain mean.  Yesterday, I was out trying to beat back my yard which has been growing wildly with all of our rain lately.  I’m out edging with my weed whacker and suddenly, I feel a sharp pain on my leg, and my arm.  Oh great, I found a yellow jacket nest!  In case you don’t know it, these little buggers will chase you around and they bite rather than sting and will keep biting given the chance.

After I got away from there, I was silly enough to move to another part of my yard and try to continue my grounds keeping duties and found a second nest.  Ain’t I lucky!  So, I count myself lucky that I’m not severely allergic or I would have been in the hospital.  I just have several swollen and itchy spots now and I definitely prefer butterflies.

Butterfly Encounter
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Roswell, Georgia

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
165mm @ f/11 – 1/125 sec – ISO 100

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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