Saturday, August 9, 2008

Grasshopper

Last week, after the guys finished with our sidewalk and front porch coating, I noticed that a grasshopper had managed to get itself into quite a predicament. The poor thing had jumped onto the adhesive side of a piece of tape that the men had used to tie back a plant beside the sidewalk. So, after several minutes of being spit upon and bitten, I somehow freed the 3 inch (7.6 cm) long grasshopper from his sticky situation with all of his legs intact. Now, for the past eight days, it has been present every morning as I water--sitting, watching, and hopping from one tree/plant to another when the water gets too close. I guess I'll have to give the thing a name. Any suggestions?
Update: We've decided to name the grasshopper Heidi as suggested by our friend Andrea.

On the Water Nozzle

Hiding Behind a Leaf

4 comments:

Shibaguyz said...

I have a suggestion for a name: "hey! don't eat my leaves!" Wait... that's probably too long... LOL

Perennial Gardener said...

How about Leaf Hopper? lol

Annie said...

That sounds like something I would do. I would name him either hoppy or hopper. My husband would then make fun of me for giving a bug a ridiculous name:)

Fern said...

I think he looks like a....Silverado.