Tuesday, September 2, 2008

From the road...

I have been trying for weeks to get a good picture of a grasshopper...including yesterday morn. We were out in the country and grasshoppers were everywhere. That is until I would try to get close to one, and it was as if they would disappear from the face of the earth. So I would focus on something else, and soon I would notice the hoppers being around again. Still no luck.

After one such stop, I got in the Rav and got buckled in only to notice this fellow on the windshield. I took a picture or two, and we continued on. He stayed with us. For several miles in fact. I finally thought to get this close-up before I buckled in on one of the stops. I think he flew away before we stopped again.

As for the top two photos, we pulled up to a stop sign and Roger says look; at the base of the stop sign someone had planted these hollyhocks. Even though it was the middle of the day, they made for some fair shots.


Linda said...

You did good to get a grasshopper. The flowers are so delicate looking.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ha! I know how had it is to get certain photos, But hey! You DID it. ;-) In fact, it's a great shot of a grasshopper.

I kike the hollyhocks too.

dot said...

That's a really great shot of the grasshopper! I love the color of the second flower.

Neal said...

The flowers are beautiful. You can keep the grasshopper. :)

Abe Lincoln said...

I just realized, and after reading that this guy is on the windshield. I was trying to imagine where else you took it. Glass patio table.

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Louise said...

Beautiful hollyhocks!

I also checked out some of your quilt posts. I LOVE the autumn leaf one. Really nice blog.

Thanks for stopping by mine. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

Carletta said...

Wow Rose!
The flowers are gorgeous!
The grasshopper is excellent - I'm envious!

Louise said...

LOVE these hollyhocks and am very jealous of them. Beautiful pictures!