Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Green, green grasshopper of home

We found him in a juice glass in the dish drainer this morning. He was very bright in color. I can only guess that he came indoors with the two sacks of seeds from the non-purple-podded hyacinth bean, mostly from one vine that's now pretty frost-damaged, although there seems to be some life in the vine itself, so I'm leaving it up, to allow it to put forth fresh leaves and blossoms if it so desires. We've suffered a bit of a grasshopper plague around here for two or three years, although diminished this summer: all sizes, all colors. We carried this guy outdoors; maybe he or she will somehow start a fresh colony in a different part of the pleasure grounds but we didn't want the return to be to the grasshopper epicenter.


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