Thursday, August 24, 2017

Cicada Observation Adventure

GB#1 has been with us for a little over two weeks.  
We have had many adventures and done lots of fun activities, 
but every visit has to end and she will be flying back to her home tomorrow.  
While playing on the play set one last time before her visit was over, 
GB#1 discovered a cicada emerging from its shell.
We were fascinated by it so we watched its tiny curled wings unfurl.
It wiggled and twitched its legs until they were free of the shell.

Its wings continued to get larger 
and one final push was needed to finally be completely out of the shell.
It rested while its wings dried.
Once it was ready the cicada left the shell behind
and ventured off.
Cicada number two was found nearby and was a bit behind the first in emergence
but caught up quickly.
The third cicada was just as impressive as the other two. 
I hope this is another adventure that GB#1 remembers for years to come. 

Wishing you adventures to remember,


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Hello, It's Been a While

It's been way too long since I've posted anything here, 
so here's a quick look at our backyard this very summery day. 
There are so many more cicada shells everywhere. 
The robins are quite active as are the silly squirrels.
Later as we were out and about 
we drove by for a sneak peek at the former residence of Little E, L and GB#1  
and then stopped to watch the sun go down on our way home. 
It was quite lovely. 
And lastly, here are Fireball and I at a company event 
at a nearby amusement park on Saturday. 
I am wearing my newly refashioned t-shirt.

Thanks for visiting.