Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. - Henry David Thoreau -
Creepy Crawlies are not everybody's thing but have you ever sat quietly and watched an ant go about it's busy business for longer than five minutes or marveled at the sheer brilliance of the way colours just blend so beautifully on an Elegant Grasshopper? Or the delicacy with which a beautiful butterfly seems to float weightlessly through the air? How about the wonder of watching an unknown beetle cleaning dew drops off its little body before the sun peeks over the horizon? What about the zippy unpredictable flight pattern of a technicolour dragonfly, what I call the Helicopter of the Insect World? These fascinating creatures just know exactly what to do and how to do it by instinct. There is an uncomplicated existence about their presence and by watching them, we can afford ourselves the luxury of learning so much from the little things we share the earth with. A place they're just trying to get by in without being swatted by the hands of an ignorant human.
All living creatures are gifts that just keep on giving (although I'm still trying desperately to love a mosquito with not much success so far). Teeny, small, medium and large miracles of life that contribute to an echo system so many pass by completely oblivious to.