...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?