Sunday, August 15, 2010

3 Small Things

Skye is definitely the mostly cuddly Sheltie I've ever owned. When we're not playing she likes to sit in the corner of my chair and snooze beside me. You can't see Cole in this shot, but he parks himself under the chair to guard both of us.



But there are things even smaller than our new pup. While I was out walking Skye today, the grass suddenly seemed to explode around my feet. Dozens of tiny jade-colored grasshopper nymphs, so little I could barely make them out, hopped to get out of our way. I know they're pests, and they certainly cause enough damage to my garden, but when they're nymphs they're so cute. Fortunately one sat still just long enough for me to snap this close-up:



But nymphs aren't the smallest things I saw this week. A couple of days ago I went out just after it rained to photograph some of the roses, and focused on a leaf to test my zoom. That's when I got this portrait of a perfectly round rain drop:

2 comments:

nightsmusic said...

I can't get over how dainty Skye is. What a little cutie.

We only have drab, brown grasshoppers, so this one *is* cute. You're right though, only when they're small.

Hope things are good!

Charlene Teglia said...

Skye is huge in comparison. She's a beautiful little girl, and I love the nymph shot, too.