A warm, humid day today, cloudy and overcast.
Not my favourite summer weather.
I've been busy tidying some shelves where I keep art stuff.
I jumped when I discovered this small dead thing under
A dead tree weta.
As a child, my older brother used to scare the living daylights out of me
Years of primary school teaching helped me over that old fear.
Pointing out to children how beautiful they really are;
how the species has outlived the dinosaurs...
but I still jumped when I saw this poor fellow.
Left alone they are quite harmless, but threatened I am told they hiss and bite!