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Griff - Photo by Douglas M. MacIlroy

Griff – Photo by Douglas M. MacIlroy

“You are not listening,” said Gwen.

“I am! I truly am!” replied Melanie. “What you are telling me doesn’t make sense!”

“What don’t you get? I am breaking up with Griff.”

“Why would you want to break up with Griff? He’s a great guy! You are perfect together! He is sweet, kind, attentive, handsome, intelligent, and he loves you!”

“He might be all that but you just don’t understand Melanie. He snores. He flosses his teeth at the table. He farts and talks about barking spiders.”

“What am I missing?”

“What you don’t get is that he bugs me!”

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Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers, and to Doug MacIlroy for the inspiring photo!

Thank you dear reader for taking the time to drop on by today! Have a terrific Thursday! Be well! ^..^

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Do you really want to know?  Honestly, some things should be kept to ones self, but in this case she decided I could share her secrets with you! Here in the Sierra Foothills we are surprised by what we can come across even if it occurs overnight!

I received a call from my neighbor, who shall be called E, to come over as there were “critters on the garage” that I needed to photograph! Combing my wayward hair, brushing my teeth, and tossing on clothes, I grabbed the camera bag and all the different lenses, and headed on over.

Indeed there were a bunch of critters there at E’s house, all over the wall of the house by the light that had been left on all night. Yes, this was early in the morning by most folks standards, but for those of us in the Foothills, making a call like E did at 6:30 a.m. is not unusual. Here is the first critter that I saw…

Are you looking at me?

You are! So here I am up close and personal!

Katy gets up close and personal

The identifier of this little cutie pie is that the wings resemble leaves, perfect for blending in anywhere else but on the garage!

The other critters: A little over a half dozen praying mantis! These guys were a mixture of browns and greens.

3 of the 7 on the garage

The rest

How about one close up?

Can you see my smile?

In the brown mode

And finally, one with hot feet!

I lit on the light!

Who knows what tomorrow will bring? More insects? Or maybe more fox, a deer, a bear? Stay tuned!

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