Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Off to Kelleys Island
I'm off to Kelleys Island tomorrow, but before I leave, here is a shot of a house centipede that was lurking around the light on our exterior white-painted brick wall. Interesting little fellow (or lady) isn't it? In my brief research I learned these creatures eat other bugs, making them benefical house guests, even though they creep most people out, including me. Also, they aren't native to North America, says Wikipedia. They are native to the Mediterranean region. Who would have thought it.
To me, the head of this thing reminds me of the famous spider Charlotte, from the animated version of Charlotte's Web made way back in 1973. And who was the voice of Charlotte? Well none other than Debbie Reynolds. I learn something new each day. I'm just old enough to have heard of Debbie Reynolds by the way. Its late. I digress. Can you tell I'm tired?