I know Jiminy is meant to be a cricket and I’m pretty sure this creature is a grasshopper but it was the only name that came to mind. It’s not unusual for me to name creatures or animals I see, it amuses the family (and I wonder why they question my sanity?).
Once again this photo in a stand in. This week I was determined to share a half decent photograph of a bumblebee going about its business. I did manage to get a few photos, nothing worth sharing though.
Jiminy was a bystander. He was sat on our hosepipe taking it all in, so I thought ”why not?”. Now I am not keen on grasshoppers, locusts or moths. Their movements are too unpredictable for my liking and they set me on edge. Which is why I didn’t take a head on shot!
I must say that Jiminy was the perfect subject and sat still for quite some time before silently disappearing. When I glanced down to change the settings on the camera he took advantage and was gone. I’m just so glad it wasn’t in my direction because as much as I love my camera, I would probably have tossed it in a blind panic!
It’s time to meet Jiminy!
My Sunday Photo
And to think Jiminy would be classed a delicacy in some cultures! I know I couldn’t, could you?
So what would you name this grasshopper?
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