Saturday, September 19, 2009

You Won't Believe This Pink!

An eleven-year-old boy discovered this Pink adult female grasshopper while on a nature trail in England. At first, he thought it was a pretty flower. Then, it moved!



Grasshoppers of different colors, including Pink, have been seen before. It's a mutation. What makes this particular grasshopper so rare is the intensity of the Pink, according to a nature reserves officer in Britain.



You might say "pretty," but I say, "Yuk!"


Precious Beverly at How Sweet the Sound hosts Pink Saturday.

Please Pause at her Place to see Plenty of other Pretty Pink items that Precious Pink Participating People are Presently Presenting for your Perusing Pleasure.

They've Plotted, Planned, and Preformed to Perfection so you can Pop a Peek.



See you in two days for Blue Monday!


47 comments:

Becky K. said...

I would just have to say it is interesting! An unusual pink post this morning.

Becky K.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

And I say how neat..lol..finally a bug that is a color I like.
Happy PS
Molly

Cindy said...

Very pretty color, however it is still an Orthoptera, insect! (My husband loves bugs. Ick.)
Cindy

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Yes, it would definitely be mistaken as a flower especially among the green leaves. Well let's just say it is pretty at first and then yuck LOL

No pink post for me today. Just dropping by

Mizpah,
Li

Shelia said...

Morning, Most Smiling One! You've made me smile looking at this little pink cutie!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

caren said...

I would have to agree....yuk! But amazing! Happy PS!

heather said...

I vote for CUTE not yuck!

♥Mimi♥ said...

Oh, my gosh that is just wonderful. It's always so darned nice to travel from blog to blog, like a beautiful magazine, and the color of my passion at every turn.

Thanks so much for sharing today. Now that the flowers are fading, Pink Saturday will need to provide step up to the plate and provide for us the blossoms of our mind's eye.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with sunshine and surrounded by love.

recipes for the life said...

She (he?) looks good.

Needled Mom said...

I do hope it is a female. How cool!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Well, I have never seen a pink grasshopper before. Very unusual, and pretty in pink! Thanks for sharing Sally. You always post something interesting! Happy Pink Saturday!

Blessings,
Sandi

Amisha said...

Wow! This critter looks amazing. I always thought grasshoppers come in shades of green. You learn something new everyday.

Florida Sue said...

That is just so darn cool. I would most certainly, definitely love to meet you sometime Sally. You seem like a really fun and lovely person. It is nice to see you moving along with your new home. I hope your weekend is wonderful.

Llyn M said...

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Boo-Bah said...

That's amazing! I had no idea grasshoppers came in different colors.
I am scared of grasshoppers because you never know where they are going to hop.

I would have to say that this one is sort of pretty, still wouldn't want it hopping on me.

Iris

Iris

Barbara H. said...

I never knew there were pink bugs!! Doesn't make me like them any better, but it's interesting.

The Bliss Journey said...

wow, pretty posh pink for a perfect pink photo.
kathleen

Madison said...

For real?

Suzy said...

Crazy! Nature has some amazing colors in it.

Becky said...

I think its beautiful! Happy pink day :-)

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Sal!

Yes, my first reaction was "Wow! A pink bug"....my second reaction:...."yuk, it's a BUG"!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Hugs,
Spencer

Claudia said...

I love it! I like bugs, at least I'm not scared of them, and this grasshopper is such a fascinating color! What a vivid pink! Happy Pink Saturday!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Sally!
Oh my gosh, I would have never thought I would ever see a grasshopper that is PINK? Imagine that. It is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing today. Please stop by and let me share my pink post with you. I would so love to share my boot cast with you. Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Pretty yet creepy at the same time.

Judi said...

Hi Sally
Well it is pretty pretty in pink I think. I don't mind them...intesting. I've learned something new today I didn't know this before.
Hope you have a really good weekend
Judi

Jade Creative said...

Thanks for dropping by Salley.
The weather is cooler here in Toronto, so I'm back to wonderful blogging.
Happy Pink saturday!
Darlene

LV said...

Sally, I am from the farm and country living days. In all my 80 years have I seen a pink grasshopper. You do so good finding such neat and different things for your post.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Oh my goodness. What a pretty pink color that grasshoper is. Thanks for sharing it. Very interesting. I learned something new today.

Debbie

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This is awesome! I wonder what the scientific explanation is for this. Great pink find.

Susan B said...

I'm not a bug person at all, but that is very interesting! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

{ L } said...

That is CRAZY!! I say "yuck" too not pretty, lol.

By the way, I loved reading how you were married young and have been married for 5 decades!! I LOVE hearing those stories. Thank you for that inspiration. I turned 18 and got married a month later. We are on 9 years. :)

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Sally! Wow! Very interesting this was, as I have never heard of PINK grasshoppers before!.. Happy Pink Saturday and hope you're having a wonderful weekend! ~tina

She'sSewPretty said...

Eek. Can you imagine that boys face when the flower moved?! I would have jumped a foot. Have a wonderful pink weekend!

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Sally; Happy Pink Saturday....

That is one pretty cool looking Pink Grasshopper... hope it is a girl....lol

have a great weekend

Hugs;
Alaura

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Just when I think I've seen it all, another surprise from Mother Nature. I love your photo header, very pretty.

Martha's Favorites said...

Pretty color, but yuk! Very interesting information. Blessings, Martha

Vicki said...

Hi, Sally,
Very interesting! I would not have believed a pink grasshopper had I not seen it. Thanks for sharing. Vicki

Regina said...

How amazing. I haven't seen one.
Great shots and pink post!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I'm not a fan of grasshoppers, even pink ones, either. Happy late Pink Saturday.

Happily Retired Gal said...

Very kewl pink post!!! It would certainly 'work' for Camera Critters too ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Denise Marie said...

wowza...really cool!

onangelwings said...

That is the coolest. I have never seen anything like it.

Anne Fannie said...

I have to give it to you Sally, how the heck did you find a PINK grasshopper?? That is GREAT!LOL
Sorry I am late visiting for Pink Saturday!
~Ann

Beverly said...

Pink grasshoppers! Who would have guessed?!

Happy Pink Saturday, Sally.

Charli and me said...

Hi Sally, I have never seen a pink grasshopper. How neat is that. I like it a lot better than the greenish brown we have in our area. Thank you for sharing.

someplace in thyme said...

I guess even a grasshopper looks better in pink...UGH
Happy PInk Saturday and please forgive my tardiness, Char

Splendid Little Stars said...

I think it's pretty and just amazing!