Sink, Swim Or Float In A Boat...It's All A Matter Of Survival

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Sink, Swim Or Float In A Boat...It's All A Matter Of Survival

Well, it was finally time to open the pool over this past week, and we had some extremely windy days. You never know what will blow into the water! Seems this little guy found a way to stay afloat and and beat the heat by climbing aboard a fallen rhododendron flower.

If you have a caption for this photo, please leave it in the comment section below!


Cricket in Rhody Blossom

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Comments (19)

Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Maybe he's thinking "It's about time they got around to opening the pool!" Cute photo, John. I hope you saved him after you took the picture.

Jun 06, 2011 12:56 AM
Cindy Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - White Pine, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Looks Jimminy Cricket was a smart little guy.

Jun 06, 2011 01:01 AM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

John, I hate to admit in public, I am not a bug fan at all. Not at all....

My caption would be EWWWW!

Just sayin.... great shot though!

Jun 06, 2011 01:02 AM
Phil Hillerman
Crye-Leike Realtors® - Rogers, AR
Crye-Leike Realtors®

J. Cricket says "Nothin better than Rhode boatin on the opening day of pool season!" Have a great week!

Jun 06, 2011 01:03 AM
Sharon Harris
Keller Williams Keystone Realty - Hanover, PA
Realtor

very neat picture. Hope the little guy got where he need to go!

Jun 06, 2011 01:39 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Toni - Yes, I did save him. I have rescued all manner of critters and bugs from the pool. What's interesting, though, is you can generally tell exactly what month it is by what's floating in the water!

Cindy - Yes, he really did get it figured out. I was removing a winter plug from one of the returns when he caught my eye.

Andrea - I can appreciate your feelings about bugs. I'm okay with them outside, but not fond of them when they invade the house. Have a great day!

Hi Phil - That is a great caption for the photo! Thanks for dropping by.

Jun 06, 2011 01:40 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Sharon - Well, I don't know if he went exactly where he wanted to go, but I did put him in one of the planting beds on the other side of the house.

Jun 06, 2011 01:51 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Great shot, John!   I love Phil's caption...very clever!  Hopefully your pool season won't see many more of these guys!

Jun 06, 2011 04:45 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Sharon - Thank you. Phil's caption is just great. Chances are good we will see many more of these little guys. When the summer night air is cool, they are attracted to the warmth of the pool water. Oh well, that's what skimmers are for :)

Jun 06, 2011 05:24 AM
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi John, great pic! how about "McCarthy day spa..even crickets enjoy a sunny day by the pool"

Jun 06, 2011 05:36 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Cindy - I LIKE it! Day Spa...too funny! Hope you have an awesome Monday.

Jun 06, 2011 06:56 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

John, Holy Molies Myrtle, where are my SEA LEGS???      Happy Monday to you John!

Jun 06, 2011 08:56 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Joan - I liked your caption as well! Really, how lucky can a cricket in a pool get? Not only does he find a boat, but it comes complete with a canopy to keep the sun off him. Thank you for stopping by!

Jun 06, 2011 09:39 AM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

John ~ fabulous photo.  Is it me or is the photo sideways?

Jun 06, 2011 10:58 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Dawn - Thank you! Actually, the photo is correct. To the right of the cricket and blossom is the vertical sidewall of the pool. I guess its easier for me to visualize since I was up close and getting personal with J. Cricket.

Jun 06, 2011 10:18 PM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

I'm so glad that you save the critters, John. I somehow knew you would :)

Jun 13, 2011 11:52 PM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Toni - Yes, I save the ones I can, even the ones that slither :-0! This post somehow went into DRAFT mode without any urging on my part, I enabled PUBLIC mode again. Hope you have a great week!

Jun 14, 2011 12:13 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

John,

That looks like something I'd expect to find in a National Geographics magazine. It's absolutely a wonderful capture!!! :)

I love it. Thank you for putting a smile on my face. I needed it after my last phone call.

Patricia

Jun 14, 2011 03:20 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Patricia - I was lying on my side reaching into the pool to remove a winter plug when he caught my eye. Standing up, I probably would not have seen him under the curl of the blossom. So the photo was taken the way I first saw him...lying down. Sounds like you needed a reason to smile!

Jun 14, 2011 03:38 AM