As I was walking through the garden this morning, I noticed this grasshopper laying in the red zinnia. At first, I thought he was dead, but when I touched him, he moved a little, so I'm guessing he was just taking a nap. We'd had rain overnight and it's still cloudy and looks like we could get more. It's one of those days where you feel like you could just spend the entire day snoozing on the couch.
Or a zinnia.
EDIT: You may have noticed the grasshopper is missing a hind leg. Alarmingly, this seems to be the case with the majority of grasshoppers observed on Our Little Acre this summer. More often than not, they will be missing a hind leg, and almost always the left one. There has to be some reason for this, and I can't think it's a good one. We don't use pesticides other than neem oil, so I can't imagine that it's anything we're doing. The farmers use other things though, so that might be one possibility. Is there some explanation for this that any of you have heard before?