IMG_7482 Walking the Plank 5-21-10
buffalo carpet beetle on a thistle leaf in a neighbor's garden. this was a particularly ldifficult shot. the neighbor has exotic plants in the area between the driveway and the next property. it often has interesting insect activity, but I have to balance myself on decorative rocks to avoid stepping on the flora, which completely covers the area. this carpet beetle was very tiny and the day was a bit windy, so i had to take multiple shots in an off-balance position while it made its way along the thistle leaf.