Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Cicadas Keep Coming

Cicada invasion

Cicada invasion

Cicada invasion

It's been over two weeks now and I keep waiting for the sheer volume of cicadas to start winding down...it hasn't happened yet! They just keep multiplying. At first I was patient and curious about these red-eyed insects, but now my patience is wearing thin and I'm ready for them to be gone! They are literally everywhere and I can't walk outside without hearing the "crunch" as I step on their exoskeletons. They are perched on every available leaf of every tree, flower, and bush. My dog ferociously eats them like they're candy. And the noise...I wish I could capture the noise with these photos! It gets louder every day. The worst is at night when I take the dog out and the cicadas are literally everywhere, including perched all over our yard's gate and latch. *shudder* Our local paper has been getting inquiries in our community about the "constant alarm sound that sounds like alien spaceships landing". That's a pretty good description of what we're hearing all day long! Thankfully, they stop "singing" at night.

We have at least several more weeks to go...once very seventeen years is most definitely enough.

11 comments:

  1. Oh dear, YUK! What a thing to have to live with. x

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  2. Fun for awhile, but I can definitely see how these big bugs could try your patience. I do love the sound that they make though. so is this a 17 year cycle?? I remember a few years ago, it was like this at our cabin and was so loud when we heard them that you could hardly hear youreelf thinking. Hope they go soon

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  3. What a crazy volume of bugs to live with. Yes, I agree every 17 years would be more than enough.

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  4. So glad we have yet to see them here! (Sorry, guess you don't want to hear that right now?!) I do remember that sound from the last time the did visit.

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  5. Oh My Gosh!! Your Cicada photos are outstanding! I'm glad i chanced upon your blog.

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  6. I have lived through one of these events when we were in another location. It does get on your nerves, yet it will end one day. I agree, it is really annoying and rather gross...

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  7. Oh, you'll be missing them in a year or two...... no? Oh, well, um, here's a link I just HAD to share with you. http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinlarosa/31-unmistakable-signs-that-youre-an-introvert

    Laugh along with me... in our totally separate residences, of course :)

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    1. haha! I most definitely laughed. And nodded my head throughout! :D

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  8. oh my gosh Sherri, this looks amazing, scary and gross all on the same post!!!!

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  9. oy.. yuck.. I don't like bugs! :D

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  10. I hope this doesn't mean we'll be having an infestation this year too. We don't seem to have that many out in the country where we live but had lots in town.

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