I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

"Hi there."

Hi there, aren't I just the cutest little thing you've ever seen? I'm yellow and I'm a grasshopper. 
 I'm eating all of the leaves on this lady's hollyhocks and tonight I was in her zinnias. The man who lives here threw my brother down into the goat run but I couldn't be caught.  I'm little and I'm fast.
The lady who lives here can't figure out if I'm a special grasshopper or a baby. She has been looking at her insect book all day. 
I don't have wings and I'm only about an inch long. I'm a very cool looking insect. 

I have big eyes and amazing feet.

 I will have to duck and cover tomorrow. She got her photos... and now I'm not wanted here anymore.


 ( I scared this little grasshopper into the summer sage last night. This morning it wasn't in the Zinnias and was no where to be seen. Hope he made the right decision and took off.~~  Farmlady.)

My foot is healing, but it's still sensitive and sore. I sat outside until dark last night taking these photos with my 105mm macro lens. This little guy was very cooperative but when I went to scoot it off of the Zinnias it did not want to be touched and jumped into the sage. Haven't seen it since.
I sat in a lawn chair, with my camera and tripod in front of me, for about an hour. Taking these photos was good therapy. Forgot about everything else. What a joy Photography is. I'm sure it helps the healing process to get lost in something that you love.
Saw the doctor on Thursday. Got my stitches out and was told I could take a shower in a  few days... So, on Sunday, after almost three weeks of washing my hair in the kitchen sink and washing my body in the bathroom sink (please, no mental pictures)... I got to take a real shower. Oh, joy... what a wonderful feeling.
I'm on my way to recovery.


  1. Happy to hear of your improved mobility and circumstances. Those photos are fascinating. Wow!

  2. glad you are healing up...those are amazing....i have never seen a golden grasshopper...ours are brown or green...

  3. Wow! Those eyes! Amazing and the colour of that little guy is stunning. Don't you just love the tiny world? I find the same with photography in that it makes me forget the time...sometimes I get so involved I let my tea go cold or just about burn dinner!
    Oh I know what it's like doing the sponge bath thing after I broke my arm one summer. It's the worst in the heat too.
    Nice to see things are moving ahead for you...take care Connie xo

  4. Totally impressed by your macro shots!

  5. So glad to hear that you are improving. The grasshopper is cute. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  6. Fantastic photos. Glad you are feeling better.

  7. I wanted to make a comment on your grasshopper post --- Look at those big, blue eyes! And again, you did a fabulous job of capturing its image. I wanted to let you know that I found out exactly what it is but don’t know if you can, or if you would even want to include this image of the

    Sinatra Caelifera !!

  8. Your photos are just getting better and better. Makes me want to get a macro lens! That grasshopper is really quite a chipper looking fellow! I'm sure he'll adapt nicely to his new surroundings.

  9. These are about the best close-ups I've ever seen of a grasshopper. What amazing coloring!


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