Why watch television when nature is alternative viewing pleasure?
I threw out my television many years ago, and never looked back. I have discovered that nature provides alternative viewing pleasure for those that are patient and observant. My apple tree for instance provided me this morning with drama and romance.
It started when I saw a large green grasshopper worthy of a photograph, then I saw another large grasshopper, then a third smaller grasshopper. It quickly was apparent that the two large grasshoppers were contesting for a female, moving from leaf to leaf in a positional chess game.
There was no violence, rather a strategic game of position as the males and female grasshoppers moved from leaf to leaf, slowly for fear of being eaten or suffering embarrassment of falling off the leaf. Whatever happened, it seemed one male grasshopper lost the contest and wandered off, the second male waited whilst the female moved in to do what nature does best to make little grasshopper babies with her heroic champion.