Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I was doing yard work the other day and almost missed this handsome creature, so beautifully disguised as a leaf. He's known as a katydid. The katydid didn't appreciate my attention and tried to move behind the palm frond.
But I redirected him front and center to pose for this close-up. His legs had a lot of purple, a color that works very well with green (and a combination I use with great success in my own living room). It's also interesting to note that his antennae are segmented into varying purples and blues, almost like holiday beadwork. Nature has the most wonderful palettes!
I didn't mind the katydid enjoying a little snack — the palm fronds here are plentiful.