Saturday, September 1, 2012

Saturday Snapshot - Nature Mirrors Life ...



I've been busy, folks. End of the summer is all about canning and beginning the wintertime sewing project and getting the house ready for winter - washing curtains and cleaning floors, airing blankets, and bringing in wood for the woodstoves, washing and packing away summer clothes and bringing out sweaters and woolens. You know the drill.

Yesterday, I buzzed around the house, watering plants, making peach jam, deadheading my flowers and checking on my sweet potato vine that has so many holes chewed in it that we now call it The Swiss Cheese Plant. What did I find, but a lanky guest sunning himself while all around him, ants scurried and explored. I could practically hear that guy singing "The World Owes Me a Living" ... so I grabbed the camera and took a few snapshots.





Incidentally, while I scurried, my husband was off on a sunny bike ride ... hmm.





This one is my favorite ... such a great shadow.


This Saturday Snapshot is a part of the photoshare that Alyce hosts every week. To see what has inspired others, click this link at homewithbooks and read the rules for joining this fun visual banquet!

18 comments:

  1. What an amazing insect! My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/UR1qO

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  2. Amazing how camouflaged he is. It takes a second to make him out even with such close up photos.

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  3. Wow, he blends right in, doesn't he! Those are great pictures!!

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  4. Almost missed your guest! Great photos, i like the play of light!

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  5. He's hard to spot on that leaf! Summer is ending here only on the calendar.

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  6. that's one of those Katydid's, I get those in my backyard too... the kids love to catch them. They are such interesting insects, great photos of him! Book Savvy Babe

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  7. The picture with the shadow if fabulous! If you don't look too closely, it looks like you've got two Katydids!


    Here's my Snapshot.

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  8. He looks like he is one with the plants! Awesome....thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    The peach jam sounds yummy.

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  9. Really, really wondrous pictures! And I enjoyed reading about getting ready for winter. Living in California the winter is very mild but I will have to bring out our winter coats from storage. But that won't be for a couple of months yet.

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  10. I love your 'photographer's eye' You captured this little fellow so well!

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  11. Those are some great shots of the grasshopper! I like how it looks like he's staring down the leaf in front of him in that first photo.

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    1. Ha! Probably contemplating where to chomp next!

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  12. The photo with the shadow is indeed neat. My sisters and I used to catch grasshoppers in jars after the combine went through the grain field. We studied them some and then let them go. :)

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  13. He's a tricky one, like your husband. I love peach jam. Yum. Here's Mine

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  14. Great shots....glad you found the time to capture the little guy in photos♫♪

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  15. Sounds like you've been busy! That grasshopper sure does blend in good, bet he thought nobody would see him!

    I think I'd have gone bike riding with your husband. That's my favorite thing to do other than reading or going to the beach.

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  16. Destructive little critter! After close inspection I found one of those munching away at my basil plants.

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  17. What lovely photos, such a glorious green. You did very well to spot your little guest, he's so well camouflaged.

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