When we moved here to the farm, fifteen years ago, Arnie appeared. He settled in and we gave him a name.
His soul purpose in life is to guard the entrance to our home. He took this role upon himself.
Come here and say Hi, Arnie.
He’s a little shy.
He chases away anything else that comes around during daylight hours. Wasps, flies, birds…..
The size doesn’t matter. He’s not afraid.
Well, maybe he’ll stop and chat a bit, but not for long, since he’s on duty.
Ernie says “Hi, ya’ll!”
Now he’s back to work, guarding the door.
His brother guards the door on the other side of the house.
Did you know that the one with the dot on it’s nose is the male bumblebee?
And the males don’t sting.
I have fun with these guys all the time. I go outside and sit, to keep him company. It’s a lonely job.
He’ll come within inches of my hand, then zip away.
Do you have one of Arnie’s relatives at your house?