When the 17 year cicada nymphs emerged seventeen years ago,
a family of fox camped out in our yard.
Parents and kits, spent a week gorging.
No such luck this year, though we have heard the foxes yipping across the road.
A blade of grass, saved by a cicada.
More. I don't need to tend to Solomon's Seal this month.
And, the iris may be planted too deeply until fall.
This is the first round of cicadas.
They're around about a month.
Can you find this one?
Enough! More of Laura's little rose.
I believe it's a kind of tea rose.
No good to pick, but nice to look at.
A tiny moss just moved in. It grows on various old wood structures, like our retaining wall.
I probably shouldn't like chipmunks so.
Aunt Beth, Caroline and Laura, bagging up plants they liberated last weekend, before the cicada invasion.
A sunny day through sheers.