@Laura – #7 comment from previous post who asks “…are those really big grasshoppers?”

Well yes, actually, we grow ’em pretty big here. That said, I’ve seen actual locust just as big in Texas so size may be relative. But as long as we’re on the subject, let me introduce you to a five-minute ‘short’ series quite popular here in Queensland, used to fill empty time gaps between programs. It’s called Miniscule and this just mde me howl. It’s called Grasshopper Catapulte. Enjoy the No-Sarah break 🙂

Miniscule: Grasshopper Catapulte

Thank goodness the whole series is up on youtube! Spouse’s favourite is a fly that gets stuck to a bit of bubblegum on the side of the road. I laughed just listening to him laugh in another room 🙂

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From channel 7 News [online] comes the story of how Queensland floodwaters are on the move. Some 1500 km north of yesterday’s huge storm in Melbourne, populated bits of townships and rural communities in my state are several days into isolation and government efforts are now mobilizing to drop food and supplies for both humans and livestock. If you scroll down, you’ll find a list of the affected areas and what’s being organized. The size of the list actually found me a bit overwhelmed. I had no idea that many places were without food or water.

Looks like we’ll all be getting off our duffs and helping out where we can. In the meantime, I’ve pinched this from the website. What a brilliant photo! And yes, the resemblance to the Palin clan did not escape me in light of the latest Swag hag description.

Heh – captions anyone? 

“Grasshoppers cling to a fence post to keep out of floodwaters on Clifton Station at Windorah in western Qld.” Submitted by: Ross and Wendy Groves

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