Friday, June 10, 2011

Species a Day, Week 9

Check out the rest of my Species a Day writeups here.

In haiku. Something different.

Day 57: Honey bee, Apis mellifera


Tiny bee in car,
You terrify my sister.
The rest of us laugh.

Day 58: Greater roadrunner, Geococcyx californianus


Greater roadrunner
Clenches lizard in death grip.
No Meep, Meep warning.

Day 59: Sonoran bumblebee, Bombus sonorus


Sonoran bumblebee,
It is true, bumbles do bounce.
Off my head. Quit it.

Day 60: Greater bee fly, Bombylius major


Oh, greater bee fly.
What a freaky tongue you have.
Go see my sister.

Day 61: Green mantis, Stagmomantis I'm-not-sure


Praying for live prey,
No wonder you like our home.
Roaches and crickets.

Day 62: Blue-ringed dancer, Argia sedula


Days spent chasing you,
Covered in sweat and debris.
I look quite insane.

Day 63: Canyon wren, Catherpes mexicanus


In mountains and canyons,
Snowy throat, rufous body.
Prodigious whistler.

10 comments:

Barbara Shallue said... Best Blogger Tips

I can't decide what I like best, the photos or the haiku!! Both great. Thanks for the smiles!

dragonflywoman said... Best Blogger Tips

You said you might steal my Friday 5 format, and I'm fine with that - so long as I can steal your haiku idea sometime! Love it.

Kim Hosey said... Best Blogger Tips

Barbara: Thanks! I try. Some folks are productive all day; I sit around trying to think up ways to talk about insects and make fun of my sister in strict poetic form. :-)

DFW: You bet! We'll just build off each other. I was already brainstorming Friday 5 ideas I'd use.

Thérèse said... Best Blogger Tips

The green mantis seems perfectly content with you taking a portrait!
Such a clarity in your pictures: bravo.

Barry said... Best Blogger Tips

Day 57: nice bee, bokeh, and color.

Jyoti Mishra said... Best Blogger Tips

those pics were so vivid and simply stunning.
Loved all of them

Kim Hosey said... Best Blogger Tips

Thérèse: Thanks; mantises really make some of the best insect portraiture subjects.

Barry: Thank you! That was one of my favorites too.

Jyoti: Thanks so much; I'm glad you like them!

Nathaniel W said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful photos, as always, so I'm little embarrassed that the thing that motivated me to comment is that the haiku reminded me that every time I see bees I hear Colleen's voice ("BeeeeeeEEEEEEES?!?!!!").

Kim Hosey said... Best Blogger Tips

Nathaniel: Ha; thanks. Don't worry. We mock her in person as often as possible.

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