Stuck on you

53 thoughts on “Stuck on you”

  1. Great post. Cool stick insect and I am immediately going to start using the phrase “I ooh shiney-ed myself” whenever I see something exciting. 😂
    I usually call it my ‘squirrel moment’ 😜

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  2. Behalwe dat jy nie “Satire” in jou skryfwerk gebruik nie, kry jy dit reg om my te laat lag soos net Mark Twain kan doen. Dink jy nie daardie insek was stokstyf geskrik van die rit berg af nie? Hy is werklik interessant!!!!

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  3. I love this and am so pleased you took a close-up of the tail end! We do not see stick insects nearly often enough so I am glad this one came on a short journey with you to be photographed.

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  4. I am happily not a bug expert Abrie, but agree this is probably a stick insect. What a bizarre looking creature – but I suppose he thinks the same of us! Can you imagine what he was thinking (if indeed they do think??) as you were barreling down the mountain with him aboard?!?! Perhaps he was wondering when the snacks would be served 🙂

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  5. Great post and wonderful photographs, Abrie. I do love stick insects and your model for the fashion shoot was my kind of beautiful. “Too much shiny is fools gold”, I love that too.
    You made my day! 🙂

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  6. Great photos. I love stick insects. They are usually brown around here and truly look like a twig. I had a similar experience to you – I was getting frustrated at not been able to capture the fast moving wasps on my grevillea bush and went back inside – only to find I had a stick insect passenger on my arm who was the perfect slow moving model for my close-up photography.

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    1. Great minds experience alike 🙂

      I was about to reply that there are indegenous parrots to Africa i.e. African Grey, but not to South Africa and it must amazing to see them in nature. Thanks and thanks for the visit

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  7. Being easily distracted myself, I’ll bear in mind that too much shiny can be fool’s gold! Lovely pics. I love the stick insect’s sporty colours (appropriate for it becoming a once-off daredevil rider) and the crowing crow that looks vaguely melancholy.

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  8. What?! too much shininess is fools gold? Bite your tongue! Just kidding. True words my friend. I love your photos of the stick bug, When I was teaching we had some as pets. The children loved holding them (teaching gentle and kindness), but the science questions it stimulated were the best. Thank you for your beautiful photos AND the flashback to a fun time. Have a good week. I’m on the search for fools gold. Wink.

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    1. Glad I could conjure those pure golden nostalgic memories! If hold a pebble in your left hand on a moonlit night while balancing on your right foot and kisses it wind it turns into gold…
      Thanks for the follow Donna

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  9. Since I am a big praying mantis fan, I LOVE your stick bug photos…and the story connected to them. I have a mantis about an inch long living on my screened-in porch right now. I’ve seen a few around the yard too. I think they have come from a few pods I found in the winter and hatched in the house. Nothing like baby mantis all over your walls, but my husband is used to my antics with bugs and doesn’t mind…too much.

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