Planet Earth, Friday, September 28 -- BBBH and I were having lunch close to noon, she seated to my immediate left with a vacant chair opposite each of us, as is our wont.
For no particular reason, I turned my head to peer out the window to my right. Yet I never really looked out the window, for there on the chair back was an unexpected guest. I turned back to speak to The Spouse regarding this turn of events, and she simultaneously spotted the invader. EEEK! GET THAT THING OUT OF HERE!
"I wonder," I said, "how it found its way in here. I need a picture of that." So I went to get the camera while BBBH reiterated her demand. The excuse for the resulting picture is that the object was severely back-lighted, and the flash served mostly to fade the vivid green color of the visitor.
I put the camera down and went to lift the green interloper gently from the chair when, as my fingers approached the beastie I distinctly heard "Whoa! What do you think you are doing?" "I intend to place you outside the house where you belong." "What do you know about where I belong? You don't know who you are messing with." "Then," I said, "pray tell, Insect."
"Insect, indeed. I am Indroid from beyond the Galaxy Andromeda. We are analyzing the premises for suitability for habitation. The others will arrive soon."
"I think you will find," I stated, as my fingers gently grasped the creature, "that the environs on the other side of yonder wall will be much better suited to your needs." I opened the screen door and released my grip on Indroid. Yet it hesitated to depart. "Scoot," I demanded. "Go away."
"You have been gentle and kind," remarked the creature, "and I can see that this place is much better suited to our needs. Thank you." And without further ado, it hopped from my fingers to a green stem nearby where it immediately blended into its surroundings to the point that had I not known where it was, I would have overlooked it.