Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sundays in My City - Cicada Spoils



Welcome to Sundays in My City, sponsored by the most beautiful... most bilingual... mother of the most curly-headed daughters, the lovely and talented Unknown Mami! Mami is always a bright spot in my Sunday mornings with her colorful and interesting photos of her city, her family, and anything or anyone else who has caught her eye.

I offer my most recent observation of our neighborhood... the spoils of our summer Cicadas. Last month, we were inundated by these irritating pests. Not only did we have the regulars, but we also had the big wave of bugs who had been dormant for the past 13 years. Those little buggers have gone, but we are now hosting yet another faction of the family. These Cicadas are larger, more colorful, yet just as disgusting as their cousins! At least the current bugs are not dive-bombing me when I take the dog out.

My picture is of a tree in our front yard, a sight that is seen over an area of hundreds of miles. All the leaves should be green, or the nasty brown they turn right before they drop. The bright red and brown leaves are what is left after the 13-year Cicadas sucked out everything the leaves knew as life! Gazillions of trees look like this; yet they are not dropping all of the dead, as is done in the fall. I'm sure many of my fellow Missourians know of this which I write!

It's in the high 90's, with 500% humidity. I live in St. Louis! Welcome to my City!


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7 comments:

AudreyO said...

We have several trees on our property. I love watching the leaves as they change throughout the year. I'm in Santa Barbara and I'm wearing a sweat shirt today :(

Tara R. said...

Fortunately we haven't been overrun with cicadas this year. We also don't have too many trees in Florida that change colors with the season.

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh yes - - - the "joyous" chain saw buzzing of the cicadas!

Betty said...

We get those pests too, around Christmas time over here. I hate hate them!! They are so LOUD it hurts my ears.

Kristin - The Goat said...

Ahh the joyous sounds of nature. We had a million+ frogs in our backyard that croaked so loud I couldn't sleep. It sounded like they were in my room. We finally moved, thank goodness. I feel for you.

Unknown Mami said...

What a wonderful introduction! Thank you. I don't think cicadas and I would get along very well.

Mrs4444 said...

That's interesting, as I just noticed a leaf like that on a tree in our front yard. We don't have cicadas here, though (I don't think.). What a pain.