Monday, June 27, 2011

summer = grasshoppers








































Don't you just hate crunching them with your feet?


(This one escaped execution. He wasn't eating anything, just hangin' on the tree trunk. And look at his face! Could you crunch something that looked at you with that wide-eyed expression?)

18 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I think I would hate the crunching! I love the chirping!

Pierre BOYER said...

Lovely...
Have a nice day !

Pierre

Beth said...

Whether I like the chirping or not depends on the situation. They make me nervous jumping around esp. is they get in my classroom (the seniors let loose about 100 of them on their 'trick' night. I wasn't too keen when one was trying to jump in my school bag. I figured he'd jump back out in my face when I picked it up to take home! That would not have been cool!!!:(
This one has pretty colors--I never looked that closely. Kind of reminds me of the transformers my grandsom plays with. Or maybe the transformer creator got his ideas from insects like grasshoppers! :)
Great close-up les.

becky said...

What a cutie!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente....
Cumprimentos

ayala said...

Nice :-)

S. Etole said...

Great red racing stripe that he has!

emily wierenga said...

i remember one year we had them here, thousands, coating the fields, the ground... it was one very loud, long crunch that summer. but you've managed to pull sympathy from me for them through this photo: amazing, really :)

Ostriches Look Funny said...

he looks like a nice snack. mmmm.

Just kidding.

jane said...

Ha! I try not to crunch anything! :)
Great shot!
XXX

Joyce said...

Oh dear after seeing this one so close it would be worth it to drip over my own feet just so I wouldn't crunch him/her. xo

beth said...

LOL.....yes, i hate the crunch they make while be stepped on, although ours are so fast that they never get under my feet.....

lilylovekin said...

I've never noticed a red stripe on them before, they move too fast. I don't like the clicking noise they make when they fly, I think they are always trying to land on me! Thank goodness there are not many of them where I live. Have a good day.

~Debbie D. said...

I would have to say that would be one of my Least favorite sounds!!!
The thought of that sound makes me cringe :)

Jodi said...

I do not like them, Sam I am. But I think only someone as sweet as you could discern a cute expression on something so crunchable.

deb colarossi said...

gah!!

crickets are worse, though.

Rick said...

I heard it's been very dry there so you're bound to have lots. They're not my favourite but I might have made an exception here too.

Nice shot Leslie.

Kara said...

My son Cavan wants this bug--he is looking over my shoulder and wants to know:

~How big is it?
~Can I have it?