Today we lost a friend. Sure the majority of us never met him. The majority of us didn’t know him, and yet today it feels like we lost a piece of ourselves. Robin Williams entered our hearts in many ways, where it be with his comedy or his stirring drama, Robin touched us. His talent and genius made us believe that a genie could take you to a whole new world. Inspired a generation of students, and made us feel the pain of having his children taken from him. But what made him different. Today an 80 year old lady came into my store, in complete sadness and disbelief that he was gone. He didn’t rely on dirty or controversial comedy. All he needed was his voice. He didn’t go on about how the bad the world was or horrible people can be. He knew this. He wanted to make the world happy. He wanted us to happy and even if he couldn’t make himself happy he wanted us to be. Today we are shocked, upset, we may have shed a tear or two. But this is where something amazing happens. We sit down and watch his movies, and we smile, laugh again and more importantly we remember.
Robin Williams has left us an amazing gift that will live forever, and for that my friend we thank you.
This is how i spend my christmas, taking photos of insects in the country
Yellow-banded Ichneumon Wasp
Found this wasp at my work, she was lost and disorientated so i caught her, and released her into back outside. Of course i took a few photos first
found this tiny but cute leafhopper nymph walking across a magazine i was reading. You can tell the small size of it by comparing its size with the lettering in the photo. Needless to say trying to get a clear focused shot was hard
watched as these tiny ants found this dead spider and continued to drag it back to thier nest, which obviously ended up being to big.
i spent months looking for this one moment, i sat there for an hour watching the cicada emerge. So excited When i finally saw it
Found this - australian emerald? - in backyard one late afternoon … i noticed it flying around 3 seperate points, im assuming finding somewhere to rest. I positioned myself, laying on ground in between two points and waited till it sat long enough to get close and take pictures. Also have to add that it had just finished raining so i was laying in wet grass and a layer of mud, which prob led to my month long sickness, but it was worth it.
This is the caterpillar of the case moth, i believe it to be the saunders case moth but im not sure. I remember getting bitten heaps by ants whilst laying on the ground photographing this guy on a small twig.
I found these blue-banded bees at the side of house, as the sun was going down. When i took this photo there was only about 7 bees. About a week later i counted 21 bees all sleeping on the tiny branches, holding on with thier mouths.