Friday, July 31, 2009

Second green alien










Only I think this one just hatched. Or shed maybe I guess. It's so pastel in respect to the other one and it's wings were wrapped around it and wet. I'm sure my bug authority will let me know what stage this locust was in. So 2 live locusts in our flower bed this morning with several shedding skins. Do blow up the pics. I think I got some really good ones.

Yes, I know, this wasn't the right topic. Just a picture of Matthew and the illusion of ranching just makes the comments fly off the charts for this blog. But unfortunately we don't have enough ranching material to devote many articles to it. Yet, anyway, if my readers have their way!

Summer is wrapping up for us quickly. We've been down several times a week helping my mom and trying to organize the downstairs of our house better. Wed. we had a 2 guys I didn't know just drive right in and start inspecting the bobcat and trailer the electric company had parked here. When they finally realized I was standing out there staring at them, they told me that they'd just bought it and were looking for another. All I could think was yeah right and called the electric company. They felt it was fishy enough to come move it within 30 mins of my call. So I've done my good deed for the week I think.

7 comments:

Mom said...

This was an amazing series of locust shedding photos! I seldom even see them during the shedding process, and here you had two to watch!!! The photo of Matthew was also intriguing due to the shadow effect. Your photos just get better all the time!

Auntie said...

Re Mom's comment - "What she said!"

nasuzyq said...

Amazing! What a colossal-looking locust. You have talent, gf! And Matthew seems to get more adorable & smart all the time!

The author said...

Thank you everyone! It's my amazing camera.

Auntie said...

Wrong! my dear. It is your understanding of your (nice enough) camera, and how to use it to good advantage. Getting lots of practice surely helps!

Mom said...

And... it is the artist within you!

Auntie said...

At a big party (back in the day), a well-known writer said to a well-known photographer, "Your last work was very nice. What kind of camera to you use?" She told him and then asked, "And what kind of typewriter do you use?"