Grasshopper, Echo Bay ON

Hummers on feeders, and hoppers on flowers
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things.
– Little known early draft of “My Favourite Things

Or maybe I’m thinking of that other great classic: If you can’t take pictures of the thing you love, love the thing you can take pictures of.

So it was that I caught this grasshopper, swaying on a wildflower cum weed.

Close-up of all-green grasshopper on yellow wildflowers.





  1. Love the macro!
    And the scanning electron microscope that shows ticks on ticks on ticks. Beautifully crafted little beasts, perfectly made for their world. It’s not the strongest that survive, but the fittest. “That which fits.” That’s what Darwin meant.

    1. Isabel Gibson

      Barbara – Thanks! They are interesting, aren’t they? I find that I can even watch a spider through the camera lens, and I’ve been avoiding them For Ever.

  2. Jim Taylor

    Did you ever hear the later adaptation that Julie Andrews did of “Favourite things”?

    Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
    Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
    Bundles of magazines tied up in strings,
    These are a few of my favourite things….

    She sang it, apparently, to commemorate her 69th birthday, as a special appearance at the Radio City Music Hall benefit for the AARP. Got a standing O that lasted four minutes…
    Jim T

    1. Isabel Gibson

      Jim T – I think I did hear it at some point. I’m also working on an adaptation for my weekly movie challenge – blessedly, without the singing. Well, without me singing.

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