I seem to have odd nature experiences. It also seems strange that this trait is apparently inherited from my father.
This morning I opened the front door and saw this beetle. It's huge!
I would say at least 2 inches long. So I took these pictures and spent a little time looking it up. I think it's a Grapevine Beetle. And they are supposed to be 1 inch long.
I might also mention that while standing in my doorway, holding my camera to my face with my zoom lens zoomed, a bird flew right at me and smashed into the glass door!
If I hadn't screamed and jumped 2 feet I would have had some really neat action shots.
p.s. Bird is fine, but my blood-pressure is not.