Friday, October 9, 2009

Words, Words, Words from John A. Wheeler

"If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day." John A. Wheeler

Yes! Yesterday, I noticed a huge, black, furry caterpillar on my front porch. For pictures and information, check out
this educational website. This definitely qualified as strange, in an amazing and wonderful way. I'd love to see the giant leopard moth in the wild as well. It looks spectacular.

What strange thing have you found today? This past week? I'm going to search quite actively for something strange today. Care to join me and share the results?


  1. Last weekend, we found a mouse nest in one of the valve boxes for our yard's sprinkler system. (It was time to drain and shutdown the system.) There is nothing strange about field mice, but I think it was neat that the nest appeared to be made up of bird down. I am guessing the feathers are quail feathers, since large groups of quail travel through our yard daily.

    BTW, we did not kill the mouse. She (he?) can stay until next spring, but if I catch her in the garage (or house), she is in trouble.

  2. This is in response to Alice's comment. There was an entertaining exchange between my dear sister (and author of this blog)and her oldest son. Nick-"there is a spider in the house" Susan-"kill it!". Nick-"But it's nature" Susan-"If nature comes into my house, nature might die"

  3. Yep. Lisa is right. Nature is welcome to my yard, but inside, not so much.

    Today, we saw a brown grasshopper on the road. Jack asked if we should kill it (kid doesn't like bugs much), and I said, "No, it's not in our house, so we need to let it live."


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