When I was out in the garden, I felt something was watching me. I think I'm really good at figuring out when that happens but for all I know there are 100s of pairs of eyes staring at me and I can only find one. Here is the little head I saw watching me transplant the pineapple lily seedlings.
I got a sinking feeling when I saw his entire body because up to now, I have not seen any grasshoppers and I want to keep it that way. I do not want to repeat last year's summer experience of getting stared at by stoned out grasshoppers.
Apparently this little guy is a meadow katydid. Whew. I'm okay with katydids, just not grasshoppers, even though the two of them are probably well related. For some reason this little katydid had only one antenna (looks like the other one broke off at some point) and this one long antenna kept rapidly circling around. You can almost see the motion marks.
Well, you could probably see those motion marks a little clearer if somebody didn't have such a fit when she was getting her picture taken. Take a look at this...
Oh she's a bad one. And I think somebody did something with the focusing ability of my camera. Errrrrgh.
But that face. I forgive her every time. She can't help that her little face is attached to a body that is too small to contain all that chutzpah.