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Archive for July 31st, 2012

Cicada

So I was sitting outside tonight, minding my own business.

When I glanced up into our pine tree and thought, well what is that hanging there?

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It’s moving…

I realized we had various stages of Cicadas hatching or whatever you want to call it.

So I went and got my camera, found an old wooden side table / step thing we have by the bar-b-que and started shooting.

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Oh look this guys is still squirming his way out.

I think I’ll watch him for awhile.

I’m taking shots at different angles, trying to see what’s in focus and what’s not.

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Suddenly “George” starts wriggling really fast and his little legs are flailing all around. (yes I named him George)

Well what is going on with this guy?

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Oh! He has a free loader on his back!

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Come on dude find your own spot! This is a huge tree!

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George is asking me for assistance.

Yea, not going to happen, George…

That was the last shot I got of George.

In the tree anyway…

I was looking at the last picture I took to see if I had it focused ok and when I looked back up, George was gone.

Wait a minute they have to let their wings unfold and dry out before they fly the coop…

Where did he go?

Oh hell!!

I look down and George is clinging to my shorts!!!

He’s clinging to my shorts!!!!!!

In a flash I’m jumping off my rickety step and now my arms and legs a flailing! Oh there was some screaming as well!

Finally after about 1/2 an hr. I got him off me.

(okay maybe it was more like 5 seconds)

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He landed in the grass.

…and I’m pretty much done for the night.

George will be fine I’m sure.

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Well, maybe not…

To be continued?

Nope, I’m going to bed.

Night all!

Until next time…Appy Trails. Smile

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