A (not so) private moment

When I was little, I used to think these were a strange kind of fly, possibly conjoined twins.

As a teenager I found them embarrassing.

Mating flies

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Nature’s work of art

Wasp's nest 1

Wasp’s nest my father found inside the box where he keeps the outdoor furniture. Click to enlarge.


Wasp's nest 2

I kicked up the contrast here to show the pattern in the paper walls of the nest. Click to enlarge.


Wasp's nest 3

It has eggs inside. However, they will never hatch because he sprayed the nest with insecticide and the queen which was building it either died or abandoned it. Click to enlarge.