Wednesday, May 24, 2006

From An Insect's Viewpoint

A cricket's view. (Click picture for larger view) Posted by Picasa
"It is apparent that no lifetime is long enough in which to explore the resources of a few square yards of ground." ~ Alice M. Coats
Have you ever wondered how an insect sees the world, besides the obvious compound eye effect? The grass slightly overgrown is a jungle, a pebble becomes a boulder, two dandelions as big as trees and a mound of earth becomes a high mountain. Rain drops coalesce into oceans and rivers of mud flow over the edges of the flowerbeds. The insect is surrounded by world of activity with worms, spiders and other insects; each busy gathering food, finding mates and hopefully avoiding those giant bipeds and the hairy monsters with four legs and a propensity to roll around on their backs; both ready to crush anything in their paths. And of course those prehistoric dinosaurs that hop and slither through the jungle snapping up friends right and left with darting sticky tongues. This puts a bad day into perspective doesn't it?

Submission for Thursday Challenge topic "ground". (end of post)

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