Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Fly's Tongue

O.K. Dear Readers. Now bear with me on this one. Today as Ken was out at a meeting and Yumiko was at school, I traveled the short distance to my favorite pond to see if I might find an interesting bug before it gets too cold. I slogged around the wet grass and lo and behold there was a big old fly sitting on a leaf. I carefully set up my tripod right in front of his little face and looked through the view finder. At first I wasn't sure what I was seeing, but as I looked more closely I could see this little guy sticking his tongue out at me and then bringing it back in again. Well, I just had to capture this on film - or is it pixels?

Take a look from top to bottom. (Click on the photo to get a real good view.) The first photo is the fly in profile in the spotlight- no tongue per se. Then the rest are front views with his tongue slowly coming out and then back in again.

How's that for your National Geographic lesson of the day?


  1. Unbelievable, Kitty. You are amazing!
    Kathy C.

  2. dearest kitty,
    Retirement and flies...
    A woman came home to find her retired husband waving a rolled up newspaper round his head.

    Wife: 'What are you doing dear?'
    Husband: 'Swatting flies - I got 3 males and 2 females'

    Wife: 'How do you know which gender they were?'
    Husband: 'Easy - 3 were on the beer, and the other 2 were on the phone'

    love, billy