Oh hell no, we have these huge Fire Ants by the pool, they’re no joke! Look at those pincers!!! This one crawled up on my chair & looked me dead in the eyes. I said Oh Lord Jesus its a fire ant. I jumped off & I ran for my life, I ain’t grab no sandals or nuttin… but you know I got time for a pic. Lol





CJ & G, A Rescue Story

So I got to work this morning & this little baby gecko was trapped in my tea cup. It was so dry & looked on the verge of death, so I gave it some water & it livened up. I gently took it out & it ran up my arm onto my chest, check out my new Gecko shirt! I finally released it outside on a leaf where it chased an ant down the branch. And it lives happily ever after.

CJ & G

CJ & G

CJ & G

GECKO ANIMAL TOTEM: Gecko shows how to be out-going with tact and how to cope and overcome obstacles, he will show how to let go of old outdated perceptions to make room for the new. Gecko can teach how to maneuver in this transition phase of mental, spiritual and emotional death and rebirth. He will show how to emerge successfully in this spectacular change within your Self. When Gecko appears it is also a time to pay attention to dreams and visions for he will show how to shift and molt perspectives. Gecko can show how there is regeneration in life’s endeavors by listening to this inner guidance so one can find balance in this transition time.

Gypsy Caterpillar

When I was a kid we’d sit out on the front porch of my grandparents house and just talk the day away with the community walking by. These little bugs would always crawl down the wall and they looked so spiky and creepy that we’d all just leave the area. I took this pic the other day and learned today that it’s a gypsy caterpillar. I haven’t seen one in so many years. I also learned it was an experiment gone wrong.

“Like the tale of the sorcerer’s apprentice, the gypsy moth is an example of an experiment gone horribly wrong. The moth was brought to the United States in 1869 in a failed attempt to start a silkworm industry. Escaping soon after, the gypsy moth has become, over the past century, a major pest in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada.”

I always come across bugs, insects and animals, and take pics. My reiki master taught me these are signs (animal totems) and so I should look them up to see what they represent at that moment. This caterpillar couldn’t have come at a better time as I’m reviewing my next steps in life, going back to school, going for a promotion at work and a few other things I want to accomplish, and I want to move faster but need to be patient and let things take their course. It was a divine message I needed to hear.

Here’s what the Caterpillar Animal Totem represents: The infant stage prior to transformation, teaches patience that all things will come to fruition in nature’s time and not before, perfect timing and time of growth and harvesting, preparation period. Notice how you are moving like the caterpillar; inching along, resting, rapidly moving, pausing now and then. Caterpillar qualities will show one should move for the moment. His lessons of movement and preparedness is for the greater good of the transformation that will be arriving.


A walk outside with a dragonfly.

Took a walk outside & came across a perfectly designed dragonfly
It compliments & contrasts the ground on which it stands
Dipped in orange & shaded in rust
Delicate, yet, rough
It’s out of this world, so alien it seems
With it’s big, googly eyes & geometric, stain glassed wings
It reflects & refracts, able to transform colors & lights
Of all insects, it has the most amazing vision & sight
It adapts in various ways & can see from all angles
And it lives moving forward, because it can’t fly backwards


The power of Dragonfly lies in its ability to see around things by looking from different angles. Using its ability to transform colors and lights by reflecting and refracting them, Dragonfly shows us that life, like light, can bend, shift, and adapt in various ways, making life’s appearance never be what it appears to be. Dragonfly’s magic shows us to see through life’s illusions and find our true vision. It calls us to transform within our lives and reminds us to feel deeply so we will have the compassion necessary to help ourselves and others. (animaltotem.com)

Dragonfly Outside


I saw a nature special last night & learned that Dragonflies have the largest compound eyes of any insect, with up to 30,000 lenses per eye, wrapping around & covering most of their head, which means they can see all directions at once, with binocular vision. Each lens points to a slightly different direction, perceiving different wavelengths of light creating a mosaic of images beyond human visual capabilities. They can see ultra violet light & can detect the plane of polarization of light, which humans cannot do without the aid of sunglasses. All in all, dragon flies are bad ass! My, what big eyes you have.

Captured by CJ, November 2010 – My focus was on the flower, I didn’t even know I captured the dragonfly until I checked out the picture.

Captured by CJ, November 2010 – At this point it followed me, and I was well aware it was there.