Tuesday, August 22, 2006
FC's not here.
He asked me if I would step in for him and do a guest column,
Of course I jumped at the opportunity ...
He's off on his Lap hop....LAPTOP ... sorry ... anyway, he's working on a Powerpoint presentation on the metric system for the nymphs ... wait, that's not right, you guys don't metamorphose, not even incompletely ... what is the word?
Calves ...no ...larvae? ...no, he's only kidding when he calls the 7th graders that ...pups, cubs, kids ...kids, that sounds right.
FC asked me, because he posted pics of me and some siblings as tiny black nymphs a few months ago. Remember? They were tiny black hoppers lined up on a blade of grass. (Were you paying attention?)
He thought you might want to see what I've become.
Pretty snazzy if I do say so myself. You might think I'm being foolishly brave standing atop this stump in plain view of insectivorous birds (shudder), but I taste really bad and the birds mostly know that.
Even FC's chickens won't eat my clan.
I like this photo (it's my good side...which actually looks exactly like the other side). I think it shows the many segments of my personality.
Well, I need to get a jump on eating ...I still have a molt or two in me and I think I saw one of FC's pepper plants that the deer missed.
Posted by R.Powers at 8:13 PM