Mrs. Hopper

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue September. 06, 2017 1193 views

I’m total absorbed in a text which I have to proofread. Very interesting theme, well written but it’s a complex matter and I’m exhausted. I’m exhausted because I have to walk on eggshells and mustn’t do any sarcastic comments (I nearly have to cut my own throat ...). I have a deadline for three texts and a complicated translation (of course NOT English!!!) – so I can’t even go for a short walk. So I have constantly colorful photos in my mind as a substitute. They are running and dancing through my head like a film. And then I reminded this photo.

It’s a big green female Bush-Cricket. I almost stepped on her late in the afternoon, when she laid eggs in a hole under the stony surface. She was so absorbed in her motherly business, that she didn’t see or hear me. This picture bears some potential of identification: tomorrow I will look green and worn-out like Mrs. Hopper.

Great Green Bush-Cricket (Tettigonia viridissima), female laying eggs

Great Green Bush-Cricket (Tettigonia viridissima), female laying eggs

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

Your text made me smile. TFS dear friend. Also love the picture BTW

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

Thanks! For this kind comment I don't will send you the text I have to proofread ... smile

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Pete Fitzgetald 2 years, 6 months ago

the detail and color are awesome, great shot.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 2 years, 6 months ago

Thanks! I was thrilled, when I saw the cricket. I shot only a couple of photos because I didn't want to disturb her.  On the other hand, it's an idiotic idea to hide eggs in the middle of the road ...

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