On October 27, 2017 we had sleet (at least at my house). Glad it is not a repeat performance today. Thirty-three degrees is the lowest we have had today. That is cold enough for me. Sure makes Gracie frisky.
Drips on honeysuckle vine.
Drips on Frostweed (Verbesina virginica).
Drips on the grasshopper (might be Chortophaga viridifasciata) and he was not moving.
Drips on the Praying Mantis.
The Praying Mantis was not moving either.
Drips on the grass. Have you noticed how a water droplet magnifies?
Drips on the Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans).
Drips on the barbs.
Drips on the Texas Paper Wasp (Polistes apachus). Several were out on the concrete.
Drips on the Lovegrass (Eragrostis species).
Blackburn’s Earth-boring Beetle (Geotrupes blackburnii) was an interesting find. There were about six of these beetles laying on their backs. Of course, they were all barely moving because of the cold.
Closeup. And yes drips on the beetles!