Sunday, July 20, 2008
who's a good bug
I am not aware of this bug (whatever it is called) being a predator to Japanese beetles. And perhaps this scene, taken two days ago was just a fluke. Or perhaps this bug is some sort of renegade (minus the treachery).
Today when I visited this whisper rose, unlike its nearby twin who is convered in beetles, there was not a single beetle to be found on this plant, what I did find was this leggy bug standing alert and ready. So I consider him the guardian of this rose.
My roses are not doing well, black spot is getting them from the bottoms, and beetles from the tops. Ugh. I tend to them, but without great vigor. This concerns me, but I am choosing to put my time and energy into words. My goal is to get the entire story down in rough draft form before august places a fingertip to the lips of summer. And then by two weeks in to have the first rough draft edited enough to send about to family, for feedback. I don't know how much feedback they will give me (as far as I will be able to use for editing goes), but at least it is a start. And knowing they are waiting is helping to push me along forward, and knowing they will read it, will help me with the editing before I hand it over, as I do not wish to embarrass myself, or bore them to death.
I miss blog visiting I wonder what some of you are up to, and hope to visit you soon. But I am not good at doing a little of this and a little of that. I tend to get lost in activities, so I will only stop by if I have time after I have done my writing for the day.