Monday, June 26, 2006

Order Orthoptera

The Rose and The Katydid (nymph). Macro.
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"Green little vaulter, in the sunny grass,
Catching your heart up at the feel of June,
Sole noise that's heard amidst the lazy noon,
When ev'n the bees lag at the summoning brass.
~ Leigh Hunt, To the Grasshopper and the Cricket
Tiny little katydid nymphs walk among the petals of our roses. This fellow is less than one-half inch long, he is too young to sing his famous song. I can see small grains of pollen on his legs and I understand that they eat flowers and leaves. Once the rose has passed it's prime, he is welcome to the petals, though perhaps he likes the heart of the rose best. I know he's probably a pest but he has these tear-shaped eyes with the little central dot and I can't help seeing Jiminy Cricket and hearing him sing When You Wish Upon A Star. Besides he sat still while I took the picture.

Submission for Tuesdays Photos topic "very little animal". (end of post)

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