Monday, September 29, 2008

Heavenly Sunshine

There is so much beauty right now, the colors are brilliant, the autumn sunshine seems to make everything just vibrate with its brilliance. Isn't this enough reason to be alive today? God loves me, He tells me to not be anxious, to be of good cheer. That's good enough for me.
God bless you, too, Diane


Jayne said...

It truly does seem to be magic light this time of the year. Have a beautiful day Diane. :c)

SweetAnnee said...

It does look so lovely doesn't it..
just makes you glad to be alive!!
A Walking Stick is an insect, not a spider.. in the same category as Praying Mantis
Phasmid" redirects here. For the cloning vector used in genetics, see phagemid.
Fossil range: Eocene - Recent

Ctenomorpha chronus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Subclass: Pterygota

Infraclass: Neoptera

Superorder: Exopterygota

Order: Phasmatodea
Jacobson & Bianchi, 1902


The Phasmatodea (sometimes called Phasmida) are an order of insects, whose members are variously known as stick insects (in Europe), walking sticks or stick-bugs (in the United States of America), phasmids, ghost insects and leaf insects (generally the family Phylliidae). The ordinal name is derived from the Greek "phasma" meaning an apparition or phantom, and refers to the resemblance of many species to sticks or leaves. Their natural camouflage can make them extremely difficult to spot. A few species (for example those in the genus Anisomorpha) are capable of secreting a substance from glands on the metathorax that can cause an intense burning irritation of the eyes (and in some cases temporary blindness) and mouth of potential predators on contact.