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WordPress weekly photo challenge: Unusual

WARNING: Photo below not for the squeamish…

When you have kids, life is anything but usual. As much as you try to establish a routine, things can get off track pretty easily and test your parenting skills. But I believe most of us wouldn’t have it any other way, right?

On top of that, so many things can happen during any given day. Some of them are unexpected, even unusual. One November day last year, an uninvited visitor decided to stick itself right on our sliding window.

I took this picture and then realized my close-up effect made the grasshopper look humongous and quite threatening. My only regret was not to have cleaner windows for the occasion…

Grasshopper visits us on the window

Grasshopper visits us on the window

This guy was pretty big (about two inches long) but not as long as the gigantic grasshoppers we sometimes see in our yard. The funny thing is, it wouldn’t get off the window, no matter how hard the kids banged on it. But hey, how often do they get to see a grasshopper up close?

And if this grasshopper’s close-up  is not unusual enough for you, hopefully this will do it – two ducks take a stroll in our backyard… Go ahead, guys, make yourselves at home!

Ducks walking in our backyard

Ducks walking in our backyard