Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Is this how the Israelites felt during the plagues? I believe we are experiencing a modern day act of God. The grasshoppers or locusts, not sure what they really are, but they are everywhere. Let me try and get the idea across.

Open the front door, and the change in air flow causes the grass to take flight. Walk to the car, and they try to dodge your body, head, hair only to fly right into you! Sit on the back porch and they cover the screens. In the mornings, you can watch them jump/fly out of the trees as they head back down to the grasses. They don't photograph well, due to their rapid flight, but if you click on these photos, you can see them better.

Walk across the yard and it's like rain falling in reverse. Clouds of them. The pool has a collection of them floating. Our cat has an unending supply of appetizers. They hop in the car. Fences, houses, cars they are all covered with them.

Our neighbor boy is scared of them, unlike my girls. He wears a beehood screen to keep them away. Unfortunately he has to ride a bike to school, so we see him coming and going with his arms flailing about. Click on this pic to see them in action.

They will die off soon. Maybe later. But, just imagining all the eggs that have been laid in the grass for next springs hatchings, scares the ba-geebers out of me.


Leslie said...

That is so funny! Maybe it is a Sumter County things. I haven't seen any in G-ville. I am glad that the girls are having fun with them.

Jeanne said...

I clicked on the pictures and HOLY CANOLY!!! I'd never leave my house. That's some freaky stuff there girl. :)

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I just finished re-reading On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and I had to laugh when I read your post. I hope they don't eat everything that is green in your neck of the woods...