I went for a brief walk today. It was hot and sunny, too hot for me really, but I wanted to visit the village pond and see if there were any dragonflies. I didn’t stay long, but got a few shots. I have been having a bit of trouble with my auto-focus, and was a…… Continue reading Sun Sparkles
Grasshoppers seem to taunt me at times… I can hear them but I can’t see them. However today I was lucky enough to track down a couple of them in the garden. They seem to be aware when they’re being watched and sometimes shuffle around a blade of grass to hide. When you move left,…… Continue reading Grasshopper Hide-and-Seek
It’s been a while! Sorry to regular readers. I went down with some kind of virus and wasn’t up to much for about 10 days, which seemed to trigger more anxiety than usual, and then going back to work this last week has been exhausting. To top it off I had to have my last…… Continue reading Details
It seems to be the start of Grasshopper Season. I spotted quite a few tiny little Grasshoppers jumping about in the grass just over a week ago. Maybe they will have grown a bit next time I take some photos of them.
More photos from the weekend today – a couple of really cute little grasshoppers in amongst the blades of grass.
I mentioned grasshoppers in my last post and there wasn’t just that one that I included in the post … there were loads! It made me laugh seeing them springing around everywhere as I walked through the grass near the village pond. I was trying to identify these but it seems like telling grasshopper species apart…… Continue reading More Hoppers
vivid producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind (of a colour) intensely deep or bright. I was thinking about this word as I went for my walk today, and was looking out for some vivid colours… How about the vivid yellows, pinks and greens in the meadow? Or perhaps the vivid blues…… Continue reading Vivid Nature
We had a little walk yesterday when the rain showers took a break, and I went grasshopper hunting again. I only managed to spot one but he was pretty co-operative and let me take a few shots. This one is a Common Green Grasshopper, an especially green one it seems, blending with the green green…… Continue reading Green Green Grass(hopper) of Home
Grasshoppers are very easy to hear but less easy to see. Sometimes on walks I spend a lot of time stalking grasshoppers with varying results. Grasshopper demonstrating camouflage with blades of grass: Grasshopper turning its back to me in annoyance that its camouflage failed: Grasshopper trying to blend in and nearly succeeding: Grasshopper leaving the…… Continue reading Ninja Grasshoppers
I took this photo nearly 2 weeks ago but hadn’t got around to posting it yet. I was trying to photograph this grasshopper when it decided to crawl away. I was about to move on when it posed here on a stalk of grass in this unusual position which I thought was kind of cool.…… Continue reading A different angle