Monday, February 18, 2008

Photo on Request

My daughter, Kitty, emailed me today with the suggestion that I post a photo that I took years ago with my trusty old Pentax. I think it's a fun photo. Always liked it. In fact, at one point I even had some cards made up with it. It's on my bedroom wall, and it always makes me smile.

So, for Kitty, and for my own enjoyment, here is my grasshopper. it was taken outside my front door at the house that is now owned by my daughter, Rita. As you can see, I got right down there eye to eye with the creature. He didn't seem to mind posing for me. In fact, he pretty much ignored me and my camera and just continued sunning himself, letting the world go by.

No summery pictures in Kitty's blog today, even though it involves sunny California. She
and Mike went looking for snow so that Isaac could learn what life is like in other climes. It started my morning off with a chuckle. Don't guess Kitty was chuckling when they met the Sheriff of Mariposa. (Why does the fact that "mariposa" means "butterfly" crack me up?)
But I'm reasonably sure that Isaac's first experience with real snow will be something he will remember as a fun thing when he looks back on it years from now.


kenju said...

How cute he is! and I can see that he wasn't one bit afraid. I had a similar encounter with a praying mantis several years ago; he wasn't afraid either...even though he was a baby.

Dianne said...

I have a few great praying mantis shots - he was perched there on the window screen, scared Siren LOL

I'll post them one of these days.

I love your grasshopper, he looks like he's hugging the flower or clapping or praying ... see that's why it's such a great shot - you can see so many things in it.

Anonymous said...

Great grasshopper, seemingly at peace with the world.

I laughed out loud at your clever, thieving squirrels... they sound like burly fellows....... Deb

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

What a cute little grasshopper! Love the picture. When I was a little girl, I would get all mixed up and call them hopwhoppers. Maybe that's why grasshoppers always make me smile.

Cliff said...

I think he spit on me>

♥♥♥ A- Licious ♥♥♥ said...

you got some talent there Ma!
i LOVE that photo!!!


and THANK U for my Yummy V-Day comment on my V-Day blog ( i need to get around to blog n again!)

my little man is awesome (thank you) he just lights up my world!

((hugz))) 2 u today!


(funny my gf wanted me to name shnookie doodles mariposa if he was a


a-licious xoxoxo

KG said...

Great picture of the grasshopper . . . . he looks like he's going to start talking!

CG said...

What a great photo; no wonder it makes you smile. I love the quote and header to your blog!

brucesc said...

I love the arms akimbo of the grasshopper!
In answer to your question on my blog as to if I was a female Bruce, yes, I am. It's a family name. We're not the same one you know because I went to highschool in Yokohama, Japan. Thanks for your comments on my blog!

Unknown said...

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Minnesotablue said...

Great picture. I remember as a child I was always deathly afraid of grasshoppers. To this day I don't know why.

Shelly said...

Wow, great grasshopper photo! I read Kitty's snow adventure post, it was a great read.
I finally posted your meme on my blog! I'm still link challenged but I did get your blog linked, I just couldn't get the tags. Ohhhh welll.