As I pen this post I find it hard to believe that one week from now you will be reading this and it will be Christmas eve! I also find it hard to believe that on this very wicked walk I got completely and totally lost. Now I KNEW where I was in the sense that I was aware my house was less than a mile away and the property I was on belonged to one of two possible people. However I was so distracted by mushrooms and bugs I somehow wandered off the trail I was following and ended up traipsing thru brush, around vines, up and down hills, over rocks and alongside a creek. I kept going left thinking I’d end up back at the train tracks. I didn’t. It took me TWO hours to get home. So if you see my mug shot on someones game camera…..well. I’m sorry. I really didn’t mean to tramp thru your food plot. I was just trying to find my way home. Addie told me next time I should leave a trail of rocks so I could find my way back. She may be right.
And since I was gone for TWO hours there are a lot of pictures. I’ve put most of them in a gallery so you can see them faster. 🙂
Here is what I saw.
These, I thought, were particularly great.
After doing a bit of research I BELIEVE this is a Giant Red Velvet Mite. They are 100 times bigger than a normal mite!
I have also decided to blame this tiny bug for my getting lost. After I left him I wanted to go home. I headed promptly in the wrong direction.
And now, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Wherever your travels lead you this holiday I pray you stay warm, don’t get lost and have lots of fun making good memories.
Merry Christmas y’all!