A Week to Remember

Was last week crazy, or was it just me? You do not have to answer that question. Especially if you’re going to be painfully honest! 

Early in the week we had an earthquake, unusual for this part of the continent.
Later in the week, we had a hurricane, which is rather typical for our area; however, Irene had a mind of her own, and had to do it “her way.” We were totally blessed in that we didn’t lose electricity for any length of time, and the only damage outside was to a trumpet vine and the butterfly bush, and a few twigs from the oak tree. And we give God the glory for this testimony.   

Somewhere, either on a blog or Facebook comment, someone said, “Now all we need are the locusts.” Well, here ya go!

Actually, it appears to be a Differential Grasshopper, but it will be more than happy to attack any green leafy thing–or anything else growing in your garden. (I know this because I recently bought ANOTHER BOOK, a field guide to insects and spiders of North America.)

Did I mention that you will no longer find ME outdoors? Well, not until tomorrow, anyway. I have some other wonderful treasures from today that I’ll be sharing this week. I can’t wait! 

14 thoughts on “A Week to Remember

    1. Yes, I’m amazed at the detail that went into their design. I haven’t seen very many in the past, a few more this year, and this one was HUGE. It didn’t seem too bothered by the camera and the presence lurking behind it. munch munch munch…

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  1. Yes, I posted on FB last week: it would be interesting to know how many other places have experienced an earthquake AND a hurricane in the same week??
    We don’t have locusts (I don’t think), but apparently there are weird little grasshopper creatures that live in the marsh. Yesterday morning, we had thousands of them plastered all over the exterior of our house – the doors, windows….yuk. Hope they’ve found their way back to the marsh!

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    1. There are probably a lot of things living in the marsh that we can’t even imagine! We didn’t have leaves and debris all over the house like in the past, but the winds weren’t as high here as they’ve been in the past, either. I wouldn’t have seen your FB post though, someone else must have mentioned it, too. I’m glad to hear you came through it ok, and hope you aren’t without electricity much longer.

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  2. Patti, so thrilled you are safe and “stayed the course.” 🙂

    The first summer after we built our home, we had an invasion of “locust” looking creatures–well, they were the biggest grasshoppers this gal had ever seen! They not only gobbled every green thing in sight, they also chomped large holes in our window screens! I’d never seen anything do that before.

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    1. I need to borrow your praying mantis, ours must be on strike. Aphids overtook one of the butterfly host plants. I’ll not plant that again! But then, maybe it kept them off everything else. 🙂 Gross.

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  3. Thanks for your comment on my blog Patti. I see you are taking garden pictures too. That gh is really a beauty. My hubby shot some great dragonfly pix I should post. Isn’t God just marvelous in his creation?!

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  4. Strange week indeed for the east coast! I don’t mind a grasshopper here and there, but do get a bit creeped out when there are so many you can’t even walk without stepping on them. Ew.

    I’m glad Irene gave you a break!

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