Friday, July 31, 2009

Signs of Summer


How cool is that? Locusts (or are they cicadas? I can never figure that out.) are a tell-tale sign of summer around these parts. That buzzing sound at night lets you know the locusts are alive and well and it's truly summertime.
The kids were in awe as we watched this one slide out of it's shell and crawl away. He was in no hurry to get away from my camera. I think he enjoyed his 15 minutes of fame.


And the fruit! Oh, the glorious fruit! (And the glorious produce sales! Yeehaw!) We mixed up watermelon, blueberries, and cherries and put a bit of blueberry yogurt on top. It was a great start to the day. I love fruity breakfasts.
I went through a phase there about a month ago when I was downing a watermelon every couple of days (and not sharing it!) It settled my stomach for some reason. Now, normally, I love watermelon, but it's only in pregnancy that my sweet hubby will indulge me in that much of it!
Nevermind what they say. You can't have too much of a good thing.

6 comments:

Stacy said...

They are cicadas! We just collected some shells yesterday (and a couple half-dead ones with pretty wings)! So fun!

Mmmm watermelon! It's been a couple weeks since we've had some. Might need to change that :)

Lori in KY said...

Ginger, that's a gorgeous picture of the locust/cicada/whatever-it-is! Great photography! :)

A Mama Story said...

I lived on watermelon when I was pregnant with Morgan. I've always said it was the only reason why I didn't completely dehydrate.

Nealy said...

My curiosity got the best of me and I had to research the difference between a cicada and a locust. Here's more than you ever wanted to know, but you won't catch me stir-frying these critters!

http://biology.clc.uc.edu/s
teincarter/cicadas.htm

http://www.gardenersnet.com/atoz/cicada.htm

Jenna said...

I love watermelon, too. When I was sick once it cured me.

Kidcraze said...

Hey! We just watched one emerge in our backyard a week or so ago.
It was totally cool.