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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Jan 10, 2014 6:01 PM CST
"Lubber" on blackeyed Susans

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Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 10, 2014 6:36 PM CST
Oh my. Very catching! Makes a great banner.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 10, 2014 7:09 PM CST
I just can't get used to critters in the banners, no matter how stunning the photography... it induces EEK every time... Sad
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jan 11, 2014 7:02 AM CST
I love it!!
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Jan 11, 2014 8:44 AM CST
It does make for an interesting banner! Thumbs up Jean, I hope you killed that guy after you got his picture! Whistling
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Jan 11, 2014 10:50 AM CST
Love the banner- I also love catching photos of critters! Thumbs up
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Jan 11, 2014 12:41 PM CST
@Hetty, sorry I creeped you out with the lubber.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Jan 11, 2014 12:52 PM CST
terrafirma said:It does make for an interesting banner! Thumbs up Jean, I hope you killed that guy after you got his picture! Whistling


@terrafirma, This was one I missed earlier in the year when I was doing the lubber stomp, but I finished him off after the photo! I had never seen them before moving to FL and couldn't believe how destructive they are. They can decimate plants in an extremely short time.

Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Jan 11, 2014 1:01 PM CST
Boy they sure can!!! In a heartbeat!!! Good for you! Thumbs up
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Jan 11, 2014 1:09 PM CST
Great Banner!
Name: Renée
Northern KY
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KyWoods
Jan 11, 2014 5:26 PM CST
He was very photogenic. I'm sure he died happy (with a full stomach)! Hilarious!
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jan 11, 2014 5:43 PM CST
Amazing shot of that lubber, but it's kind of freaking me out! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Natalie
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Jan 11, 2014 6:45 PM CST
@Natalie What really freaks me out is seeing my plants being eaten! They are reminiscent of something you might see in a horror movie.
@KyWoods I was happy to send him to grasshopper heaven, wherever that might be Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jan 11, 2014 6:49 PM CST
We have them here too Jean, but not bad like they were in Utah. A good friend has chickens, and they love to eat them. She finally decided that it was grossing her out when she'd eat an egg, thinking about what the chicken had eaten! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Natalie
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Jan 11, 2014 6:59 PM CST
Better not to think about those things when you're eating....you also have Mormon crickets out there -- I will never forget the time we stopped at a rest stop and the ground was black with them!
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Natalie
Jan 11, 2014 7:53 PM CST
Ick on the Mormon crickets. Those things are awful. Never saw them as thick as you did though. Just a few too many in the yard, and they do a lot of damage too. I'm glad to be away from them!
Natalie
Name: Renée
Northern KY
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KyWoods
Jan 12, 2014 10:29 AM CST
I didn't know that crickets were religious creatures...off to Google that one. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Jan 12, 2014 12:27 PM CST
@KyWoods Don't know what their real names are but they were quite a sight and that's what we were told they were. Having grown up in the south it was all new to me but the post by @Natalie brought them back to mind. It was many years ago that we saw them, but the impression they left was long-lasting Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Natalie
Jan 12, 2014 12:33 PM CST
I never did find out if Mormon crickets were their very own type of cricket, or just a name for the ones that seem to be in Utah. I was going to look into it, but every time I tried, I was slapped in the face by cricket pictures! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I'm not a Utah native, and found it very interesting that there were Mormon crickets. Hilarious!
Natalie
Name: Renée
Northern KY
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KyWoods
Jan 12, 2014 7:24 PM CST
I Googled them, and that's what they're called, because the Mormons found them--also, the wikipedia article said that they're actually not crickets, but katydids! Interesting, huh?

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