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August 23, 2021 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Seasoned for the hop.

Odd green bug. (© image copyrighted, all rights reserved, no permissions granted)

He’s green, but that doesn’t mean he’s inexperienced. Or jumping around about climate change. (© image)

Sometimes it’s good to be in a place where the things that bug you simply hop away.

Green bug with stinger. (© image copyrighted, all rights reserved, no permissions granted)

Ever notice when you alter angles you get a different perspective and notice some critical detail you previously missed? He’s got a serious stinger and is no doubt a zinger about using it. (© image)

Dawdling, be cause

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge.

path going into forest. (© image copyrighted, all rights reserved, no permissions granted)

The path going into forward. Where any noise is simple and organic instead of naturally annoying and destructive. So there’s hope. And I’m going to hold on to that thought and attitude for a little while longer. (© image)


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  1. pensitivity101 / Aug 23 2021 6:56 am

    Would love to walk that path…………..

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  2. marina kanavaki / Aug 23 2021 7:31 am

    If only everything that bugged us hopped away like that little green fella! 😉
    Happy Monday and paw waves!

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 23 2021 10:20 am

      And he leaped off without deploying any stinger…have to admire there’s restraint and reason somewhere.
      Wander onward! Paw waves! (Oh, Hera, sorry about the trail dust flying off Molly’s paws. She was so excited to find “natural and organic” paths1)


      • marina kanavaki / Aug 24 2021 2:47 am

        Yes, only in the animal kingdom, I’m afraid! 😉🙄
        Can you blane her?! Well, Hera understands! 😉🐾🐾

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  3. disperser / Aug 23 2021 9:03 am

    Tried to find out what kind of critter it is, but had no luck.

    What is it?

    As for hiking . . . not doing much of it right now … 90/90 (temp and humidity) is not conducive to getting me outside. On the other hand, my house is free from the bugginess one might encounter when mingling with two-legged pests.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 23 2021 10:16 am

      I’m still looking. Hops like a grasshopper, but that stinger.
      it was over 95 mid day, but early and late with low humidity and a breeze was fine…only we dawdled and missed “early” mostly. Still even sitting in the shade helped de-bug thinking.
      Back here the humidity and late Aug heat merge into a dense wall deterring any desire to go outside. Still trying to hold on to clarity and lack of noise.
      Thanks for shuffling a comment this way.

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  4. Ally Bean / Aug 23 2021 11:31 am

    What a character! I like the idea of hopping away from trouble, both literally and figuratively.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 23 2021 1:35 pm

      It’ll was nice to just get away from the noise and hysteria. May not be cool yet there either, but certainly breezy and refreshing anyway…with rainbows and a sunset so orange we thought at first it was a forest fire just over the mountain. Simply majestic. Back into the hopper here now, but trying to hang on to that attitude., Thanks for winding around this path

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  5. SilverTiger / Aug 23 2021 11:40 am

    That’s a serious hopper. I don’t think we have anything quite like that in these islands (UK) where everything tends to be small and bijou. Then again, with global warming, who knows?

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  6. The Hook / Aug 23 2021 12:47 pm

    Cool shots and philosophical message.

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  7. sustainabilitea / Aug 23 2021 2:50 pm

    I looked at a lot of weird critters trying to see something that looked like this. Closest I got was a kadydid but who knows if she did or not? 🙂


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  8. Susan/PiedType / Aug 23 2021 4:54 pm

    That bug thing is a really insane shade of green. Wow. Too green to be camo around here. And I notice how blue your sky is. Be very, very grateful for that.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 24 2021 2:17 pm

      Not easy being that green, but bound to be the mountain air there (we lucked out during a slack smoke day)
      Thanks for the bug comment crawl


  9. Anne Mehrling / Aug 23 2021 6:25 pm

    Wow! That thing is impressive!


  10. shoreacres / Aug 23 2021 8:30 pm

    I just spent too much time trying to figure out what the insect might be. I don’t think that’s a stinger on the end; it could be an ovipositor — a long tube used to lay eggs. If you have a good closeup, you could post it on BugGuide and get the answer. It can take a few days, but I’ve had good luck with them.


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