Ok, I know this has absolutely NOTHING to do with food, but this is so cool in a kind of scary-don’t-ever-want-to-touch-it-or-see-one-of-these-ever-again kind of way!
If you’re of the squeamish sort, you may not want to read (or look) on.
Mr. 365 and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary today and it was definitely memorable.
We’re planning a trip to Napa, so if you have ever been and there are places we MUST see, places we must eat at or wineries we must go to, I’d LOVE to hear about them! So, please leave me a comment below.
Today we went to out to lunch at St. Francis here in Phoenix. We’d never been and it was fun to experience a new place and some delicious food.
I ate the Rice Bowl with Seven Vegetables and Mr. had the French Onion Burger and then we ate the Toffee Pudding for dessert.
It was all very tasty and I am excited to go back.
When we arrived home and headed into the house, we spotted this beauty on the wall in our garage near the door. I sort of freaked out because it was quite a large one. Then upon closer inspection, Mr. exclaimed, “there are babies on her back!”
I thought it was pretty cool, but not cool enough to leave her be. Mr. scooped her into the cup he had, babies and all and deposited her into the front yard.
Minutes later while thinking about the 10 (or so) of them while sitting in the house, my mind started wandering. Leaving that family in the front yard would give them ALL a chance to return to our home which I really didn’t feel comfortable with and began getting quite squeamish. Usually the scorpions don’t freak me out and I can pick them up and flush them, but seeing this one really bugged (haha, no pun intended) me. The mother in me wanted the family to stay together, but at the same time I wanted them far, far away.
So, out to the front yard I went, cup and piece of paper in hand. She had moved to a new spot, but I was able to gather them up and move them to a new location down the street and behind a stone wall. Hopefully, she won’t remember her way back “home”.
I posted this on my personal FB page and many fellow Arizonans have seen quite a few scorpions, but those of who have commented had never seen one with babies.
I don’t feel the need to see one again.
Tomorrow, I’ll be all about the food! 🙂