Ah, the siren call of the backyard rhododendron. Thick leaves gleam in the morning sun. I grab my camera, wedge my feet into black garden clogs, and squelch across lawn still bright with dew.
To my squeamish delight, this weird little bug appears, bright as a split lemon.
Will it bite? Does it fly?
I snap shot after shot, serenely transfixed. Spider or bug? What is it?
Two words swim up: Pay Attention. An order. A plea. A guiding phrase.