Be Grateful


I have a tendency to see almost all the time only the empty part of the glass, and this fuels my fears. It’s something which must stop, but this process of healing requires a great amount of will and time… and patience.

To be honest to yourself it is the biggest gift for you and for those beautiful persons around you.

Lately, I have been exploring ‘small worlds’, ‘microcosmoses’. I started doing this because of a constraint: my camera. This was the glass half empty.
But I am a creative person and there is no limit for your creativity except your fears.

I found this lens.

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I was embarrassed only by the thought of posting this image, of my ‘lens’.
But I decided to say “So what? What’s my problem? I take photos using this lens, too, so what?” Now we(me and you) may laugh, there is no problem.

This lens are from a slide projector and sometimes I hold it with my left hand, and other times I use adhesive tape to attach it to my point and shoot camera.

I think spending time in field enlarge your vision, makes you even more creative and, the most important, gives an experience which is invaluable.

Now, I am more grateful for all I have.

I found this little buddy in our garden. Even if it’s little, it’s smarter than you may think.

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Be grateful for what you have.



A pseudoscorpion on the leg of a crane fly
A pseudoscorpion on the leg of a crane fly

It was a bit weird for me to notice a pseudoscorpion ‘riding’ a crane fly.

What? First was a weasel ‘riding’ a woodpecker, now a pseudoscorpion ‘riding’ a big mosquito?!

What is a pseudoscorpion?

It’s an inoffensive arachnid(2-8 mm in length) which has pincers very similar to those of scorpions. They usually eat ants, mites, small flies, clothes moth larvae and carpet beetle larvae. You might notice this tiny insect in rooms with dusty books where it finds booklice and mites. A pseudoscorpion lives up to three years.

About crane flies, there is not much to be said.

These insects, resembling to an over sized mosquito, are found worldwide.  Crane fly larvae eat roots and other vegetation.

When I was a kid I was terrified because I thought their bite is more painful than a mosquito’s bite. Unlike mosquitoes, crane flies DO NOT bite people or animals In fact,  adult crane flies do not eat at all; most adult crane flies only mate and then die ( occasionally, some of them eat nectar).

And here comes a new word for me: phorecy.

Phoresy is one animal attached to another exclusively for transport, like mites on insects, pseudoscorpions on mammals or beetles, and millipedes on birds.

Next time when you notice a crane fly, do not be afraid, look carefully, it might be carrying a pseudoscorpion.

I dislike to copy information but this time I had no idea what to tell you about this photo. For this post I read some things here, here, here, here and here.

Plumose antennae



This mosquito was standing on a fence, and when he noticed my presence, he started playing Hide and Go Seek with me.

Fortunately, I had enough time for a few shots.

What intrigued me the most at this tiny buzzing insect, was that fluffy looking of its plumose antennae.

I searched a bit on the Internet and I discovered that males have this sort of antennae.

The good news is that males don’t bite, they feed on nectar to get sugar.

Only females need protein to produce eggs, but if there is no blood, they may live happily only with nectar.

I have read some interesting facts about mosquitoes here.