I found this tiny stick insect on the side wall. He’s about two inches long. It’s been yonks since I last saw one. We used to have gigantic ones a good six inches long. Funnily enough that one also had only five legs.
His disguise of being a stick didn’t quite work on the white-washed wall! But it was good to see the little guy and know that they are still surviving, somewhere.
With my trusty Canon in hand I am never afraid to try awkward or difficult shots, safe in the knowledge that my camera will take care of the specifics and produce a decent photo, while protecting my eyes.
Here the sun is beginning to go down towards the mountains, with vineyards in front, as I took my friend home after her birthday celebration of cake and champagne.
Even though I took the shot directly into the sun, my little camera still managed a decent picture – and I wasn’t blinded.
Don’t worry; I took my champagne “To go”, by pouring most of it into an empty water bottle I had taken with me for that very purpose. I may have a teeny reputation on my blog for drinking vodka or champagne, but I never do so and drive.