Friday, June 28, 2013

The Return of the Willy Wonka Bug // Have you ever seen

Have you ever seen . . .  a creature like this?

A return infers a sighting once before, so for my newer blog followers, here's the scoop:

Last Spring, I found this little critter in a Dandelion. Shortly thereafter, I re-found him on a blade of grass a couple inches over; this goofy, long-legged bug with awesome, though ridiculously long, striped antennae is an excellent jumper! 
Apparently, it comes in very handy for avoiding UBO's (Unidentified Black Objects)

Not only excellent, but superlightingintheblinkofaneyequick as well. While trying to photograph his unique features, I lost track of him several times, because I kept making the fatal mistake of Getting Too Close for His Comfort, and then Blinking.


You see him jump- but you never see him land.

Naturally, after I discovered this unknown bug that I had never seen or heard of, I  bestowed upon him a unique name to match his unique self.
Therefore he was dubbed the Willy Wonka bug, because, well,it's fitting for a green bodied bug with teal-ish stripes across his back,  tawny orange, black striped gangly legs, and graceful antennae,  twice as long as his body, that are black and white. Can't you imagine them being pets of the Oompa loompas?

Naturally,  when this guy appeared on our screen the other day, I was delighted! Yes, absolutely delighted over a bug. On the screen. A really small bug. 
An unidentified, small bug on the screen.


This year I was more curious, and, after scouring the internet for long-legged bugs with striped antennae, I was happy to find that I had a Katydid nymph in the deck planter! The website where I identified him was pretty complete, with great pictures of his friends and relations, showing them in various stages of their life and the wide variety of colors that they appear in.
Take a look?

By the way,if you're hoping to find one . . . look on your flowers.
I watched this guy first stick his head down the center of the flower, and I thought "Aha! He's a nectar sipper!" But then, as he moved from petal to petal, I noticed a trail of tiny, oval spots following him . . . so he's actually just a Common Petal Muncher.

An' though they be excellent jumpers, they also be miserable climbers. Or scared of heights. But it's more probable that their gangly legs just get in the way, making the story of Katy and the Tomato Stalk a very short story. Sadly, she attempted heights too high and plummeted about four branches before disappearing into the small carpet of small weeds below.

The End     =)

God Bless!
                                   ~Jenny  ♥

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

My Sweet Columbine

God Bless!
                                   ~Jenny  ♥

Monday, June 24, 2013

Re-member // Summer Evenings

Remember; the Song the Robins sing as they perch upon the rooftops in the evening Sunlight . . .

In the same Sunlight that turns the trees two shades of green.

Remember; the Sparrows on the housetop, whisking in and out of sight . . . 

 and; that Rambunctious Rabbit, that doesn't want to be seen.  ;)

Remember; the Footprints, following you silently up the stairs, up the driveway . . . 

and; the Golden Light, shimmering, glimmering through the leaves.

Remember; the Roses, that ripen to pink in the cool night air, when the bees have quit their play. . . 
and; the Clouds that imitate cotton balls and waves, and the soaring Balloons. (For which some small child probably grieves)

Remember; the Shades of a Sunset between two Blocks of Black . . . 
and; Finding all the Colors of the Rainbow.

Remember; the Halo around the streetlight, through Branches winking back . . . 
and; the Reflection of the street light in the Puddle below.

You might not have robins, roses or rainbows where you are,
perhaps, hide and seek, horses, or stargazing on a car.

Whatever memories God sends your way,
Capture them, before they slip away.

Most of all, remember Him:

Exodus 3:15
God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be Remembered throughout all generations.

Psalms 22:27
All the ends of the earth shall Remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you.

God Bless!

                                   ~Jenny  ♥