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.