Monday, September 29, 2008
Work it, Grasshopper!
I do really think I have lost my mind. My sanity has been questioned before, more than once, but I think the continuing heat, the continuing drought, three days at the Austin City Limits festival, and a rapidly approaching birthday have pushed me over the line.
But when exactly did line crossing occur?
Maybe it was when I ran back inside to get my camera rather than shooing away this grasshopper?
Maybe it was when I wished that this grasshopper was a creosote bush grasshopper instead of most likely an ordinary American grasshopper because finding a creosote bush grasshopper in my backyard would have been more of an entomological coup?
Maybe it was when I decided NOT to trap it from my specimen collection because I thought it was too pretty?
Maybe it was when I told the grasshopper to WORK IT for the camera?
Maybe it was when I believed that the grasshopper was responding to my request, ever so slightly rotating around the trellis so I could get a different view of it with each frame?
And not just trying to get the heck away from the crazy lady telling it, "The camera loves you, baby!"