Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Not just any ole bug, no, but a special situation

Well, when a girl such as I has one of the most intriguing of experiences, she can hardly keep it a secret from her best friend bloggers, even though she does not blog as much as she really ought to. And that experience is the following of late:

Why, just today, I was harvesting my tomato plants in "round 1" of my plant lines, as round 2 and round 3 were planted at different times of year and so on and so forth. Now then, as I was harvesting one large juicey plan that I have decided to call a "cherry tomato" as it looks like a cherry but is a tomato, well, I harvested it up and decided to give it a toss to my adorable growing pup, Igor the Blog.

Well, Igor has grown to find the value in tomatoes, even though at first Igor did not quite want to eat them, and so when I tossed it, Igor the Blog dove right at it and popped it up on his snout. The tomato did not get much height in its flight, but just enough so that when it landed, it gave off a tiny "poof." And wouldn't you know, it split open and there inside the tomato pod, lay just the cutest little bug that is not like any bug I have ever seen in my life that is entire.

The bug that I witnessed that is not the bug in the link that is there when you click on bug (but that I found online which was quite a coincidence because there it is a delicacy to eat such things, which I shall not) I shall now describe as the following because I really just don't have a digital camera to do my dirty work:
-short and squat
-rolly polly
-cute and fuzzy
-big eyed, long thin legs
-just the cutest little smirk
-colors of potato teal, velvet purple, ionizing red and mediocre blue

Well, that is about all I can say about the bug, but it really just made me think about life and about how really if a bug can survive in a tomato pod, and actually then come out looking quite interesting and unusual, then perhaps we can survive in situations that really are not what we thought we could? And that does seem to be the way in many situations, and really, I do welcome in the time of Spring.

love always,


Blogger Michael said...

It is delightful to hear your voice sing.

Take Care

10:38 PM  
Anonymous dreamwalker said...

Love smirking bugs, be they fuzzy or smooth...it's always the smirk that gets me :) Love that tomato pic. too.

Igor must be almost full grown now?

2:41 AM  
Anonymous dreamwalker said...

Popping over to say 'hi' :)

3:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's nice to hear of your friendly bug. But remember, bugs can carry bad things with them. Sometimes they can breed more bugs and then they can get all over the house. So you should keep it healthy but isolated.
What else do you feed Igor? He really sounds friendly.
Brick Wall

10:05 PM  
Anonymous dreamwalker said...

It is now the 17th June over here on the island, and still no news. I hope you and Igor are well?

1:30 AM  
Blogger Orchard P Dirk said...

Thank you, Dreamwalker, Michael and Anonymous Brick Wall. You are all such rocks of life and vitality that I am so overwhelmed and overjoyed. Dreamwalker, it is really true that it is winter in your part of the world? I do wonder how cold it gets, for the New York are has been in the high 90s F which is quite hot for here, and with the big tall buildings of NYC, it gets really rather stifling. But the water is just too wonderful. And it is quite nice to have everyone in cheerful moods because it is more sunny, despite the horror of the world events.

9:58 PM  
Blogger Mr. Honeybee said...

I imagine the inside of a tomato is quite nourishing actually. It would be like being in a womb protected from the sun, the wind, and the bigger bugs of the world.

2:19 AM  

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