Thursday, July 1, 2010

Close Encounter with Cicada

Yesterday we baled the section of field that was dry, when done Gene parked the baler in the shade of an old honey locust tree. We went inside for a couple of hours and when we came out there seemed to be something sticking out of the baler tire. But closer inspection showed a cicada emerging from its shell. Scary looking up close like this.

We scared him/her enough taking the picture then left to go pick up the bales. After the bales were stacked in the barn we checked on our new little friend and found him/her fully "hatched", just hanging around.

This morning all that was left was the empty beetle shell. We felt honored to experience this natural phenomena.


WonderWhyGal said...

Wow! Those are beautiful pics and how amazing to see one.

Barbara Marr said...

You can tell I was laying flat on the ground, almost nose to ..... antenna??? At first I couldn't figure it out because it emerges belly up.

Hooked On Felt said...

What a very special moment for you to see. Isn't the blessings of God's abundance in nature breathtaking. How could anyone ever be bored?

Barbara Marr said...

So true, it is always something new and wonderful it seems.