too many words by laura lemay

pesto stowaway

Summer is pesto season. Every year I grow a whole lot of big-leaf basil just for making loads and loads of pesto. Some for eating, some for freezing, just so we can have pesto year round.

Last week I harvested a big load of basil and was cleaning it in the sink when suddenly one of the basil leaves wiggled at me.

This very large green bug had stowed away on the basil I had harvested. The camouflage was perfect; the bug is precisely the same color as the basil.

I of course maneuvered the bug to a better location so I could take pictures and then let him go.

(imported from flickr)