A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Huddling to Keep Warm


I guess that is what these beetles are doing.

They have been on this plant in Beans Wash for as long as we have been here.

Thank you for telling me about hard and soft freezes.  
Actually I was being silly asking for I did not know there was such a thing as a ‘soft freeze’.

We did not go outside for very long due to the cold wind despite having clear sunny skies.  I have three shipments to pick up in town before we can leave.  It appears number three will arrive Tuesday so hopefully we will be on our way the next day and the content on the blog will improve.  No real plan but I have a rough idea where we will go.  Thank you for sticking with us during this down time.

Why I have paw prints on my windshield. 


Vicki said...

That's a lot of beetles in that...what the heck is that? I know it's some sort of plant or something that has dried up, but have no idea what it is. My mom would know.

Beans is a cutie!

Barbara R. said...

That's really strange with those beetles. Good old paw prints on the window. I left the nose marks on my windows for a year after my last cat (Panther) was gone, just to remember her by. Finally washed them off. Looking forward to your next journey, but it's been a fine time taking winter in Why.

Kathe said...

Maybe you could pick up some of that beef and chicken you love and put in your freezer. I enjoyed your Bean Hollow blogs. Floods, coyotes...

John W. Wall said...

Those are milkweed bugs on a milkweed husk.

Debby said...

Thank you for the bug identification, John Wall. I was very curious and was headed off to co a search. At first glance, I thought they were asian beetles (which I HAAAAAATE), but I could see that the markings were different and that the abdoments were segmented. I had quite a read about them.