Remember a few months ago, I had pictures up of the gall wasp egg casings (galls) I had found out on my walks? I put them in the fridge for a couple of months, then a few weeks ago, put them on a shelf in the living room. While eating supper last night, I discovered one had emerged and was on the curtains. So I scooped it up and put it under the World's Best Christmas Gift Ever and took a few pictures. This little gal is only a centimetre in length, and that includes her ovipositor. It looks like a big stinger, but it's for laying eggs. Cool, eh?
Once I was through taking pics of her I let her go in the living room.
We had a very light snowfall last night and it was finally decent enough to make my army of snowmen:
I have always been a big fan of Calvin and Hobbes. And Calvin was always making really cool snow people. Or snow monsters. Whatever. It was a good excuse to play outside. Like I really need one.