I didn't feel like waiting until December.
The two pictures here were taken last Saturday. I was hiking in the Cabe lands area of Eno Park, near the quarry.
Both pictures feature distant relatives of ours. One an insect the other a spider. While the two are both in the phylum Arthropoda, they're in different classes (Insecta and Arachnida).
The hornet pictured there on the left was crawling on my leg after I put it there. I found it on a rock. I had it in my hand for a while but every time I tried to take a picture of it, it fell off my hand and back onto my leg.
The hornets movements felt kinda funny because the wings never stopped moving and that created a slight tickling sensation. Because of the cool temperatures, the poor thing was moving a mite sluggishly so it was early to pick it up. But not so easy to get it to stay put.
I had an eye exam yesterday morning. I really hate those pupil dilation drops. It was a rainy overcast day so the sunlight didn't bother me but the oncoming headlights sure did. They appeared huge and freaky looking. As a result, the drive in to work after the exam was very interesting.
On Monday I have a doctor's appointment and the vision exam was in part to satisfy my doctor. She's been after me to get a vision test for nearly 18 months.
One odd thing resulted from the visit. While my eyes checked out fine, when I went to talk to the woman who does the eyeglass fitting I found out something interesting. I was wearing glasses that I'd gotten in 2004.
That probably explains why my vision seemed to take a dip around 6 months ago. Apparently I must have switched the glasses I got 2 years ago with the ones from 6 years ago. Oops. When I get home from work today I'll have to figure out where my more recent pair of glasses is...
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