Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bug Collection

In high school biology back in the 1960's, we were required to have a bug collection. Nightmare! I've always been bug phobic and having a collection involved catching them, killing them, and mounting them with long pins onto a styrofoam base. So it wasn't my idea of a fun time. If I remember correctly, certain coveted bugs guaranteed the student an automatic 'A', so there was a thriving black market in the school. I'm thinking my ace in the hole was an earwig acquired from a friend a year older than me.

While those kind of bugs still bother me, I now collect bugs of a different kind. I love taking photos of old VW Bugs. All of these photos were taken in Mexico. I can't wait to get back down there and acquire some new ones for my collection. Vee had a Bug photo from her most recent trip that was outstanding!

Isla Mujeres Bug

Bug and Bonus Moto

Avenida Juarez, Isla Mujeres

Green Bug

Cabo San Lucas

Another Isla Bug

Food for thought -- Craig thinks Bugs look like fish swimming backwards?


Jamqueen said...

There are quite a few interesting ones on Isla_- I know I have one from a few years ago that was barely a recognizable VW--so many pieces were missing--but it was driveable!

Vee said...

Beck, I recall when the police cars were Bugs. Frannie had a great photo, too. I think hers was a Bug.

Chrissy y Keith said...

We love the bugs. We have owned 3 VW's. A bug, a Westfalia Van and our Passat. I miss them all. We hope to have another Westfalia one day.