I removed the zip cover from my rotary clothesline, and came eyeball to eyeball with this stunning emerald green insect. I’ve seen brown and tan colour grasshoppers in the garden but I’ve never seen one that is so shockingly fresh-spring-minty-green in colour. I dashed into the house to grab my camera, and happily it was still sitting there waiting for me. A very photogenic beauty it is, too. It allowed me one shot before it flew into the air, propelled by a push of those mighty hind legs. I hope that the birds leave this creature in peace for a while so it can enjoy the summer sun and breeze as I am doing today.
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