Life has gotten interesting. Quite by accident I saw one of these pods crawl by. It had a caterpillar shape poke out a hole in the top of it's body. Then the whole thing later attached itself to the siding by my front door, with a powerful silk that made it hard to dislodge.
I then noticed five to seven more doing the same thing by my porch and chairs. To see it, it looks like foliage, dangling there. But it's not. It's a living thing called a bag worm. It took an afternoon of research to discover they are pests that destroy evergreen bushes and trees, by camouflaging themselves to look like them. The females lay thousands of eggs that multiply. And the males turn into ugly moths with clear wings, to spread more trouble. When I looked at the bushes in one of my flower beds I noticed hundreds of these pods attached to them. It was bad news. The plants would have to be removed so the problem wouldn't get worse. I called a local tree service out and for a price, they took them out.
I feel much better without the creepy crawly things around. Now I can celebrate my blogiversary. Been here, on this particular blog, 4 years this week. Imagine that? I wonder what else will happen... to write and talk about... in the coming year? Thanks for being here with me.