Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Spooky trees and a creepy bug


















Trust October to provide the ambience for Halloween!

On a hike through a ten-year-old burn I found some pumpkin bushes, witchy trees, and a very creepy crawler.
































The bug was about 2 inches long. I'd never seen one like it before. It is a Jerusalem cricket.

















Update: Thanks to Dave for pointing my our way to a howling good time at Trees of Halloween, the Halloween edition of the Festival of the Trees, which I had completely missed! There's a second part, too, of Trees and Autumn Fruit.

12 Comments:

Anonymous marja-leena said...

Great photos! Happy Halloween, MB.

10/31/2007 8:43 AM  
Blogger j kieselguhr said...

didn't know they played cricket in jerusalem. didn't know pumpkins grew on bushes. didn't know witches looked like trees. i don't know very much at all.

10/31/2007 9:57 AM  
Blogger alan said...

Nice to find you here again!

That cricket would have caused me a nightmare or two 'til I found it wasn't mutant!

Too many burns these last few years...

I love the hope of the last photo!

alan

10/31/2007 10:40 AM  
Blogger Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

very ghoulish...

happy halloween!

10/31/2007 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Ah, c'mon - no link to the Halloween edition of the Festival of the Trees?

10/31/2007 1:41 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Somehow I missed it, Dave! Thanks for saying something.

10/31/2007 3:54 PM  
Blogger gracie said...

I love the ghostly trees. Beautiful photographs.

11/01/2007 2:50 AM  
Blogger Fred Garber said...

Wow! Very cool fotos!

11/01/2007 7:06 AM  
Blogger Sky said...

I love the first photograph, MB. Lovely.

11/01/2007 3:30 PM  
Blogger zhoen said...

That time of year , lovely.

11/02/2007 8:27 AM  
Blogger Bitterroot said...

These are striking photos for an end-of-October overview.

11/06/2007 9:49 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

Very atmospheric photos and what a weird cricket!

11/07/2007 7:08 AM  

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