Sunday, April 12, 2015

# The Grasshoppers #

Last summer we had some visitors here. They used to sing on the trees and flied to our homes. They were the grasshoppers that sang all the time from dawn to midnight. I have never seen so many grasshoppers like last summer.

They reminds me the Aesop's fable "The Ant and Grasshopper". I don't know whether everyone knows this fable, so I'll tell you this story.

The grasshoppers spent the warm summer days singing on the trees while the ants worked to store up food for  winter.  When that season arrived, they grasshoppers begged for the ants for food, but the ants refused to give  them food, so they died of hunger. This story has been  used to teach children the proverb: to work today to eat tomorrow.

The grasshoppers visited us last summer and their songs were very beautiful. I hope you liked it!

Wishing you all a lively week!











16 comments:

  1. Yes, I remember the fable. Those grasshoppers look unusual and a bit different from the ones we see and hear in Italy. Hope you have a good week!

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    1. Than you Linda! Yes, they are different. Maybe because they are from Brazil. Have a good week too!

      Sandra

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  2. Hello Sandra, a large grasshopper.
    I only know the green.
    Your story is beautiful.
    You proverb is beautiful and so true.
    I wish you a nice week! ...................... Bye
    Greetings Christiene.

    Hallo Sandra,wat een een grote sprinhaan.
    Ik ken alleen de groene.
    Jou verhaal is mooi.
    Je spreekwoord is mooi en zo waar.
    Ik wens je een prettige week!......................tot ziens
    Groeten Christiene.

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    1. Hallo Christiene! Ik ben blij je te zien. Dit is een mooie Aesop mythe. Ik wens je een heerlijke week!

      Liefde, Sandra

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  3. Amazing post and photos, thank you! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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    1. Thank you Linda! I'm glad you liked them! Wishing you warm greetings from Santos, Brazil.

      Sandra

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  4. The grasshoppers look big. I've not seen one here but sometimes hear them singing, hidden away in the grass.

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  5. Hi Molly, I'm glad to see you! This was the first time that there were thousands of grasshoppers on the trees and they used to sing until midnight.

    Wishing you a good week, Sandra

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  6. I know that story, but haven't thought of it for a long time. A good reminder! xx

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  7. Hi Sandra, I do remember that fable, you've made me feel like a little girl again. Thanks as well for visiting my blog, yours is lovely.

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    1. Hi Renee, this is great! I also love handcrafts and your crochet works arevery very beautiful!

      I would like to follow you, but I don't know how to do it.

      Thank you for your visit, Sandra

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  8. Thanks for this reminder. You have a very nice blog. :)

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    1. Thank you Linda! Your blog is beautiful!

      Sandra

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  9. They look pretty big grasshoppers (unless the camera is zoomed). I did not know they sang - is that the sound when they rub their legs together? Thanks for your visit and comments.

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    1. Hello Barbara, they were really big! Yes, the sound happen soon when they rub their legs together.

      Thank you for your visit.

      Cheers, Sandra

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