One Day I’ll Fly Away

The swallows have been gathering to practice flying off to their winter quarters. A sure sign summer is drawing to a close, and one reason for the title of this post. Another reason: I’ve seen lots of grasshoppers and crickets this summer, which I think thrived in the dry spell we had in July. But this little fella hasn’t got his wings yet….

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He rather likes the golden Cosmos sulphureus.

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And stuck around to be photographed, showing off his very long antenna and his handsome legs.

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One day he’ll be able to hop AND fly!

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Do you see crickets or grasshoppers?

Oh, and since I now have that song in my head all the time, here’s the link:

😀