The Long Way UpAuburn, CA
I'm working to eliminate an utter and complete squeamishness with bugs. Doing the de-sensitization approach. Again.
I tried this many years ago with spiders by watching the movie "Arachnaphobia." That was not a good plan.
So now as you can see, I'm breaking myself in more gently by going for the softer, more artistic approach. You may also note that I've chosen a critter with no discernable pincers, stingers, ooze or obvious malice... one that was willing to sit still for a good long while and may well have been asleep. This is my kind of critter bug. I'm very pleased that my hands didn't shake or sweat as I looked at this on my monitor just now.
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