Bugs · Camping · Photography


I know I haven't even finished posting about the recent camping trip, but I had to share pictures of this little guy.  Bill discovered him when he was unfolding the tent and rain-fly in our back yard so he could rinse off the dirt and hang them out to dry.

Julia immediately suggested we feed him to the lizard, but we stopped her in plenty of time. 

We really can do without the bad luck.


Peeping Caelifera

Before I post any pictures, I have two important things to say.

First - all the dust and grime you'll see on the window in the following photos is on the OUTSIDE of the window.  Dirt from the gardens gets blown onto the window and then water droplets from the sprinkler mess it up and leave streaks and smears.  It can't possibly be on the inside of the window, because, though I have a 6-year-old and a 4-year-old and you might think their little hands (and noses, mashed frighteningly against the glass) would contribute to the streaks and fingerprints, you'd be wrong. Not only are my children absolute ANGELS who never EVER touch the window, EVER, but also because of course I am never without a bottle of Windex and some paper towels and I just clean, clean, clean the windows ALL THE TIME so they can maintain their glorious streak-free shine.

Second - if grasshoppers creep you out, you might want to skip this post and read something else for now.

Okay, ready?