Thursday, October 06, 2005

When a Grasshopper Contemplates

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I broke from transcribing for my post office walk and found a point of meditation....

About an hour before sunset I keyed open my PO Box. Pulled out the water bill, bank statement, catalogues. The service desk was closed; I was the only one inside.

I brought my pile to a large gray counter set by a plate glass window, where the grasshopper caught my eye. I gazed on its underside, and the sky beyond, and whipped out the camera that I now carry with me almost every time I leave the house. Snapped a shot through the glass.

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Then I left everything but the camera on the counter and rushed outside.

I have not seen any lubbers this year; instead I've seen these fellows. If/when the lubbers return I will do my best to get a shot of one that really shows off its carapace, because they are downright psychedelic.

But there is beauty in just plain green, too.

(After-post addition: The photo up top has been chosen for the Green is Beautiful group blog. I've recently joined and am experiencing the joys of Flickr.)


Blogger twila said...

That top photo is amazing! I'm not surprised it was chosen.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

I love to think of grasshoppers in contemplation! THank you for this. I'll never look at an idle grasshopper quite the same.

10:14 PM  
Blogger wilburlikesmith said...


I am down right scared of grasshoppers. They are to random and have no sense of direction. Never know when they just shoot right at you. I found you blog because I was searching for the website page I've been working on where I uploaded somebody elses grasshopper. I wrote funny text because it was a demo page in progress and there wasn't any other content that I could add.

The top phot is good, and if it is a photo it's so good I fail to believe that photoshop wasn't involved.

Anyway, I like your writing style so I'll go read some more...

4:42 AM  

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