Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fascination with Bugs and Insects

The other day when our princess was watering her flowers, she noticed something odd with the plants. She had never seen the unique camouflage that nature affords to some of its creatures, so this was a big deal to her. She thought she saw the plant move and then discovered it was an insect.

At first, she thought this magnificent creature was a moving leaf.
Then she thought she saw one of the branches moving.
She asked me why the bugs look like they are leaves and sticks and I explained that God gave them the ability to camouflage themselves as a form of protection from birds and other animals that would love to munch on them. When I was a child, I was very intrigued by animals of all types and I'm glad that my little girl shares the same fascination.

17 Smart Readers SAID::

Unknown said...

The same fascination holds for them too! I'm sure your daughter liked your explanation too.

Laureen said...

It's nice to see our kids explore and discover things.Thanks for sharing.

Azumi's Mom ★ said...

me too, i was surprised also when the first time ive encountered them lol, they looked like a real leaf and branch indeed.

Dhemz said...

wow, I haven't seen that kind of insect before....I mean the second one.

I love the video...hehehe..why is mommy kept asking Rye..."are you tired"...lol...am just kidding....I had fun watching the video..rye is so cute...great job lil lady!

Margaret Cloud said...

I like it when our children ask questions about nature. Thank you for coming by.

r u s s said...

Best way to learn about these things is from dad. Aww, that's the cutest thing!

amiable amy said...


posted this today, hoping you will recover soon.... get well soon John

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Rylie is not only very beautiful but also very intelligent. Young as she is, she's already very inquisitive about things. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

Gin Hansson said...

John, i know you're in some difficult trials in your life now, but just pray and ask God for your fast recovery.

I will pray for your fast recovery and back to your normal life with your family.

God bless you and i will include you to my prayers.

sunny said...

get well buddy!!!! prayers for you!!!

maxivelasco said...


my boyfriend's bestfriend is afraid of these insects. i don't understand why actually.

i am not scared of them at all. i find them cute and interesting.

your kid is so cute. she's so adorable!

send my hello to rose!

by the way, hope we can also exchange links:

maxi of www.hnhpages.com and www.ovahcoffee.com

have a wonderful day!

j said...

What a precious post. Not only did she get to explore nature but she received a lesson about the Creator! Wonderful!

amiable amy said...

i came by earlier today but, did not leave a comment...i had an errand to do hehehe

your kids are very curious and that only mean one thing, they are eager to learn

their cognitive domains are ready....so, they are ready to venture formal schooling....good job...teachers will like them

Clarissa said...

It's nice to see kids how they explore and discover new things!How sweet!!^_^

PinayWAHM said...

Hi there...

Just hopped from your wife's blog and read about your medical scare. I hope the doctors are able to find out what really went wrong that day. It's very frustrating to be in the dark especially when it comes to our health.

@kids fascination with bugs & insects....indeed they are fascinated [actually short of being obsessed as far as our little one here is concerned]. Our girl is scared of them [so she says] but she'd spend hours if I let her to stand outside looking for the little critters. Kids!

Anyway, here's hoping you're no longer in pain.

I'll be praying for your speedy recovery.


Gorgeous MUM said...

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, svd said...

wow! you have a very cute little angel!

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