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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I Don't Like Spiders and Snakes...

...or bugs!  Yes, I'm in the Southeast.  And yes it's 91 degrees outside with a heat index between 100 and 105.  But I still felt the need to work in the yard this morning.  Something about getting sweaty and dirty appeals to me once in a while--maybe it's because I feel so good when I get cleaned up afterward.

One of the things I did was prune back some roses.  I tried cramming the trimmings into a box (bags don't work so well with rose clippings), but they were too green and wouldn't cooperate.  I piled them up to dry out a little bit--or to teach them a lesson--whatever.  I'm boss no matter what those roses think.  But I digress.

About an hour ago, I went out to see if the clippings would be more obedient.  As I started to pick them up, I heard this weird buzzing noise.  Not wanting to aggravate a hidden wasp or bee, I quickly dropped what I had in my hands.  Looking nearby, I spy movement in the grass.  What in the world?  This is what I saw....

Can you see it?  A cicada!  And a big one.  It wasn't even out of the ground and was already eating what it could reach.  Can I just say that Spectracide Wasp and Hornet Killer works on more than just wasps?

4 comments:

Lee said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGJVA6pKWpw

I've been singing this ever since reading your post.

6L's said...

yuck! i hate creepy crawlers too.

Connie said...

You know we don't have cicada's here. Are they harmful? do thy bite or sting or are they just creepy?
Way to go "BOSS", you showed him!

Mary said...

Nothing says summer nights like cicadas! They are ugly little suckers, though, aren't they?

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