Saturday, 2 October 2010

Speckled Oak Bush Cricket and full moon

Caught silouhetted against September's full moon, this cricket spent many hours motionless feeding high in the garden brambles.


Picturit said...

This is fantastic the sharpness of the cricket against the moon is great well done

Avery Slater said...

N. Scott Momaday, in The Way to Rainy Mountain:
“It was late at night, and there was a white moon, nearly full. I sat for a long time on the stone steps by the kitchen door. From there I could see out across the land; I could see the long row of trees by the creek, the low light upon the rolling plains, and the stars of the Big Dipper. Once I looked at the moon and caught sight of a strange thing. A cricket had perched upon the handrail, only a few inches away from me. My line of vision was such that the creature filled the moon like a fossil. It had gone there, I thought, to live and die, for there, of all places, was its small definition made whole and eternal. A warm wind rose up and purled like the longing within me.”
Thank you for the picture