Where I am for yoga teacher training and why I won’t be blogging this week.
Since tent caterpillars invaded our trees and garden, part of my daily ritual is removing these critters from my garden by hand (gloved hand that is.) As I picked TEN tent caterpillars off my blueberry bushes this morning I decided to capture them first with my macro lens. As much as I detest them right now, well, detest what they do to my garden that is, they are kind’ve cool looking. While I was at it, I also got a shot of this slug (yup, got rid of those too…yuk!). And, to balance out the ICK-factor, I included a pic of some sweet flowers my daughter planted by seed last year.
ABOUT MY CAMERA: For these pics I used my old (10+years old) Olympus E-500, which I keep because of my prime macro lens. Because of its light body, it’s a great camera for hiking and capturing closeups of wildflowers and critters.
Hate is a strong word which I rarely use but, I really do hate these tent caterpillars, especially when they try to kill my fruit trees!! I just noticed this infestation on my cherry tree, which produces the BEST cherries! Time to prune and drown them and hopefully save this cherry tree. It apparently is a bad year for tent caterpillars. UGH!