Wednesday, February 26, 2014


The Walking Stick Insect
of South America often loses an antenna or leg—but
always grows a new appendage. Often nature makes a
mistake and a new antenna grows where the leg was lost.
—Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Eventually the
most accident-prone
or war-weary
walking sticks
are entirely
reduced to antennae
with which they
pick their way
appalled by
-Kay Ryan


Jen said...


-FJ said...


-FJ said...

...that's supposed to be a bug. :(

Jen said...

Cute bug, fj.


That's a lady with her hair up in a bun. I made it up.

FreeThinke said...

Fascinating! -- the INSECT that is. The "singer" has one of those weak mouths that looks as though it might start to drool any second. EEEEUW!

Thersites said...

We can't all be choirboys. ;)