Sunday, June 2, 2013

Did you hear them? Loud...

Did you hear the cicadas today? When I went out my front door today I thought a fire or burglar alarm was going off somewhere. It wasn't until about an hour later that I realized the noise couldn't possibly be an alarm. It was still far away, but I realized it was cicadas. How could I have mistaken it?

When I left my house, I heard them much louder down the street. It was actually comforting in some strange way. A cycle of nature doing what nature does.

I've now seem some around my house. Here are some rather poor photos of a cicada who met the business end of a big spider. I'll try to get some better photos! I don't know if they do damage to the crops...I'll have to ask Robin.
Cicada and spider

Sorry -- dark picture of cicada...spider hid from me!
Another view...spider still hiding


I was at the farm the other day and cut these flowers. I didn't have my camera with me then, but I took some photos when I got home.

Apple Trees

I heard from Robin that the apple trees have baby apples on them. We'll try to get a photo when the weather is nicer (i.e., when it is not raining and not >90).

First Pickup

See everyone in a few days!!



Leigh said...

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Jeff said...

We are excited about the farm opening! we thought maybe we missed the first pickup when we saw more than average traffic on Plains and at the farm last weekend. . . but were too busy to stop.

Thanks for all you do - we are making a difference!