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108/365: "Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest." ~ Malabar Proverb
What a beautiful, warm day it was today! I went out this afternoon to look for some neat images, and I didn't have to go far! I've been meaning to take a picture of a yellow wildflower that grows here, called Desert Parsley, and while I was getting various angles, I heard a loud buzzing. Hmm...bumble bee? I looked and saw something land nearby. Oh wow, I thought to myself as I spotted the insect...it was a paper wasp, and it was perched on a brand new nest attached to a dead star thistle stem. There was a time in my life when seeing this wasp would make me scream and run away. But I'm not afraid anymore and I knew that if I moved slowly, I'd be able to take lots of pictures and it would likely just fly away if it got nervous. And that's what happened! :) I got two really nice pictures of this female wasp, and when it moved away, I got lots of great pictures of its new nest, and then I discovered that some of the cells had eggs inside! Fantastic!