Gideon’s Challenge

IMG_3495The Green Hopper

Spider mites
have come to roost
among green leaves
and tender shoots
to suck the life
from all the green
and kill off just about
everything
and a hero comes
to save the day
a friend to camp out
for a short stay
to eat his fill
and feast away

It’s so dry and the spider mites have set up camp in my roses and a few other spots on the balcony.  I’m spraying for them, but I just can’t seem to keep up with it. I might have to change from a soap spray to an actual insecticide.  This grasshopper showed up on my balcony about two weeks ago and is still hanging out, looking healthy and well fed.  At least someone’s enjoying the spider mite infestation.

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