Friday, August 9, 2013

August June Bug

Across the path,
Square and stout.
June bug rumbles,
Green wings shout.

Among insects,
He looks a thug -
A big scary
Humvee bug.

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    1. Thanks, Penny! I think if I were another insect I'd steer clear of these suckers...and as a human, I do! =)

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  2. Wonderful about those bugs! We don't have them in Colorado, but when I grew up in Missouri we used to tie a thin string to one & walk around with it flying. We then released it! They are interesting, but not so fun in the house!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Wow, you were a brave child to tie a thin string around those bugs - I don't want to get that close, but it would be fun to have a "flying balloon" of sorts. I agree, they are especially not fun in the house. =)

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    1. Thanks, Liz! I wish I saw the humor in them when they are flying at my face. LOL! =)

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  4. Great description! I also tend to stay away from those bugs. Yikes!

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    1. Thank you, Carrie! I try to stay away from them if I can, too. But they seem to be everywhere from April to October in the desert - not just June. =)

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  5. Probably just as well you didn't include a photo, Bridget. Your poem was enough to give me shivers!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! These fellas give me the shivers on the trail (where they belong) and in the house (where they don't). =)

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    1. Thanks, Mary Lee! I definitely wouldn't want him rumbling over my toe...or any other part of me. LOL! =)

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  7. I like "square and stout" because that's so different from most insects!

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    1. Thanks, Keri! June bugs are quite unique in the square stoutness. =)

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