My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
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Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Welcome to my house.

So I get my first visitor in 3 weeks and what happens?

She gets attacked at my front door by

THIS!






That's my shoe for size reference and his stripes were yellow not tan.....now, I ask you...

WHAT THE HECK IS THIS???

14 comments:

Susan said...

I have no idea....and I never want to meet him/her!
Susan

Humble wife said...

I don't know either but Fourth has to have a bug collection for school in the fall...so next one you see send to NM!!!LOL
Jen

ellen b. said...

Oh I was wondering where my leopard bug went...

Stephanie D. said...

Ewwww! Do you have to grow EVERYTHING bigger in Texas????

Harry said...

I would have to agree with Humble Wife. It would make a fine class pet. I'm not sure what you would feed it though. Mice? Rabbits?

Linda said...

Whatever it is - EW!!!

Jungle Mom said...

You must be in Tx!

Adrienne said...

I lived in Houston for close to 17 years and NEVER saw anything like that.

I do remember my first Palmetto bug, though ( and that was 45 years ago). Utter and complete shock!

Adrienne said...

Oooops - meant to tell you I haven't mailed your cards yet. Tomorrow - I PROMISE!!

diana said...

not sure what that is. never seen one like it. you either, i'm guessing.

so what did you do with it?

diana said...

i had nothing better to do so i did some online research and think i found the answer to your question (after all... you always answer our questions)

it looks like it's a cottonwood borer which is part of the beetle family. i read that they are mostly found in texas and oklahoma. you can google it and find many sites with pictures and info. here's one:

cottonwood borere

Jen aka Pinky said...

Just be glad he didn't have wings...if he'd have flown at me...you would have heard a scream that would have echoed to the four corners of the universe.

Did you know that the universe has corners? ;-)

It was good to see you.

Lisa said...

Oh, my word! I don't know, but it's very intersting. That'd be in a jar with sticks and leaves in a second if we found it here. Right now, we're crawling with June bugs. They show up everywhere in the house and can't figure out where they get in. I'm beginning to suspect my three year old...

nancy said...

Duh. It's a bug, MM. Kick it out the door and step on it!
The word verification on my comment is "bootinip"!