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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Signs of Fall

The ear-splitting hum of cicadas announces that Fall is on its way in Southern Louisiana. This week I started hearing the insects - and I saw a few, too (including one that parked in front of my back-porch laundry room, with the result that we had no clean towels for 6 days. These guys don't move much). The rather shabby Blackberry photo above shows a cicada that just climbed out of its molted shell! I spotted him in our church parking lot. Pretty cool!
On a more disgusting note, my dad eats these. He read that they are a fantastic caloric source and he occasionally pops one in his mouth in order to terrify teenagers into submission (he's a high-school teacher). Barf.

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