Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cicada outbreak and early summer flowers

So we are having an outbreak of the 13 yr cicadas. Some parts of town have few to none, while some areas, like our yard, is over run with them. They are super abundant (see photos), noisy, and dead ones are all over the yard. The dogs are eating their body weight in them too.

This is a couple iris's covered in cicadas

Cicada shells - 3 separate big piles


yellow columbine

VERY late forsythia bloom. It came out over the weekend. Apparently it didn't get the message to bloom 2 months ago. I'll take it though!

Red Hot Poker

not sure what this is

First blooms of my Tennessee Coneflower

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