Sunday, June 17, 2007

17 Year Cicadas


They won't be back in this area until 2023, so I've been making the best of the 17 year periodical cicada invasion. I had to - I work in an area where they are heaviest and I'm outside with them quite a bit. It's a pretty amazing life cycle and in just a week or two they'll be gone. I've discovered them in my desk drawer, on my shoulder, down my shirt, up my pants the whole way to the knee and buzzing in my ear. They're loud, clumsy and cartoonish and I've actually come to like the litte guys. Here's a shot of me with one on my nose...my family won't believe this!

4 comments:

Sandy said...

EWWW I hate them! YUCK! THankgoodness they aren't around here this year. Each time I think "next time I won't be so squeemish" "I'll be older" but no matter how old I get I still do NOT like them!

amy said...

Oh my gosh what a picture!

Project Ni Hao said...

THAT is a cool pic. And to think, my hubby was complaining about the one crawling up his leg. Wimp! I've become quite fond of them too...

walternatives said...

Truly, I'm envious of the cicada invasion. I'm happy to hear that you've appreciated their arrival this year. Brava for the terrific pic!