The light of the summer sun cascades through the bushes that encase each side of the little creek. The backlit leaves catch the light for brief moment before falls onto a living gemstone. The tiny beetle glistens like metallic fire in the light of the sun. The scientific name Chrysochus Auratus roughly translates to “Made of Gold”. It may resemble the garden pest known as the Japanese Beetle but this little on is one hundred percent American made an feeds almost exclusively on Dogbane and Milkweed. It’s not likely to find your favorite flowers or vegetables. And because it feeds on these toxic plants it’s a very toxic little thing itself. Dogbane contains a glycoside that is toxic to the heart. The shiny Dogbane Beetle stores and concentrates the poison in special glands in its body. If a bird or other predator attempted to catch it then it does a thing called reflex bleeding. Little organs in its joints allow the blood to leak from the shell. The blood is so toxic that even this small amount can stop the heart of the predator. But enough with the dry science. Suffice it to say that this little Beetle that glistens like polished gold enjoys a life of peace and tranquility. It enjoys the place in the world which the Good Lord blessed it with. And that’s the goal of all life.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
We also have the Lloyd’s Lens Photography Discussion Group on MeWe that is set up as a fully functional community. There you’ll not only be able to see and connect with me but you can also make your own posts and interact with each other.
I want you to join my group on MeWe: https://mewe.com/join/lloydslensphotographydiscussiongroup
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I’m now using Zazzle to fulfil orders. What this means for you is a secure way to place an order, discount codes & a broader product selection! Simply use the contact form on my websiteand tell me which image you want and I’ll reply with a direct link to where you can place the order.