Tuesday, July 17, 2007

You're Buggin' Me!

I'm having more fun watching the bugs in my "Ugly Garden" than looking at the flowers in the others. There must be a million grasshoopers and, ya know, they all look just slightly different. They are brown, gray, bright green, and stripey looking. Some stare into the camera with a funny, curious look in their eyes and others hop away before I can get anywhere near them.

I'm not sure what they're eating in there but I don't think it's caterpillars. They're likely eating anything green and growing, grass, flowers, weeds... I wish they'd finish off some of those pesky Japanese beetles!
A grasshoppper could never be lonely in that milkweed patch! There are not only plenty of other hoppers but frogs, toads, bees, beetles, and caterpillars, not to mention a cat or two who like to take naps in the shady milkweed forest. It also makes a super grasshopper playground! Lots of stems to climb, leaves to bounce, and flowers to swing on. Pure grasshopper adventure! Then again, maybe the milkweed patch is just a nice cool place to hide from the birds who are looking for a tasty grasshopper snack. (Too bad they already made a movie!)

7 comments:

  1. I had a nice grasshopper riding along in my car as a passenger the other day. It scared me half to death!

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  2. I had a mouse passenger in my car once and it's a good thing no one was coming the other direction!

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  3. yes, it sounds like a fun place to have an adventure! Do you take the kiddos out to observe? I use to do that with T. and I had as much fun watching her watch the critters as watching them myself, watching from a child's point of view is the greatest!

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  4. I wanna come over and take pictures! :)

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  5. Well, what are you waiting for?!

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  6. You are too funny... I love the way you tell your stories. Shelly is right. You should write a book.

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