Saturday, February 05, 2011

The first sign of Spring!

The first sign of Spring!

This years first sighting of the firebugs, a true sign that spring is on the way. The red bugs live in a tree trunk next to the cellar door at Bergdalen, and I spotted this one as I was getting the bike out.

14 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

In Arizona, if you saw a an insect with a red hourglass design, you would be careful to make sure it is not a black widow spider.

Abraham Lincoln said...

That is a very nice macro shot. Lots of minute details.

bfarr said...

We have a bug that looks like this, but we call it a boxelder bug.

CaT said...

the theme is red....

(ha, did you see that movie, RED? retired extremely dangerous! really funny during a cold, snowy day..)

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful!

Randy said...

This one has some interesting markings. Let just hope he's not an early riser and just teasing you.

Sharon said...

Beautiful close up shot. I used to see these bugs when I was growing up in the midwest.

Darcy said...

Great Macro image.

RedPat said...

The sun must be getting strong to bring this guy out. Nice shot!

brattcat said...

What a fine macro. No signs of spring here yet. But you got a much earlier start on winter. I suppose we have to play catch up the rest of the season.

Eyeliquor said...

It looks very symbolic, on this white bark
Super!

Jacob said...

Yes, but do they tell you when spring is going to arrive?

Maybe this is where the saying, "Cute as a bug," come from?

Steffe said...

All they seem to need are one or two sunny days. Tough little guys they are. And photogenic!

Sill Scaroni Photographia said...

Oh ... beautiful shot.
I really liked the textures and colors.
Hello !
Sill