Last week was my birthday, and upon returning home from a lovely clothes shopping trip, this was what I found in my garden. I took picture after picture of this rather large grasshopper—probably much to the amusement of anyone watching me—and I am pleased that my little point-and-shoot camera actually got some great pictures. (Next year, I may ask for a better camera for my birthday though.)
I know nothing about these insects, and I am weary that it may have been up to no good on my dwarf fig tree, but it really was a lovely insect.
—"Different fields, different grasshoppers; different seas, different fish." (Indonesian Proverb)