Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Cicada's Again!

The cicada's are going strong! You can hear them if you are close to the woods. Here's a link that shows a video and you can really hear them in the background! Turn up the sound!

Last week I went out in the country to visit our choir director that our church let go after 21 years. That's another story and one that made, and still makes, some of us very mad and sad!! Anyway, there was 3 of us that went to visit them and we sat on their front porch and the cicada's were everywhere and the trees were loaded with them! You could certainly hear them well there!!

When I mowed my lawn last Friday I had several that flew and landed on me.

Here's more pictures of my hens and chicks taken just a few minutes ago. I really think that once these all bloom that they will die. In the second picture you can see that it's beginning to get blooms down the stem now. I found one searching Google and there was one pictured like this and it said those would dye after blooming. So we shall see. Certainly interesting for me to see this neat process though and the blooms are so pretty!!

I'm still working on making arrangements getting ready to go to Blogstock! I got my plane ticket and it will be my first time flying! I'm sure I'll be a bit nervous about that but looking forward to it as a new adventure for me. Sure will be nice to meet some of my blogging friends!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!


Blogger Mountain Mama said...

I listened to the cicada's and I think that could become quite annoying after a while.
One thing I would like to know is how on earth do you pronounce the name?
Seeing your hen & Chick;s has inspired me. I have them growing in several places and have several different kinds. I have an old teakettle that would make a nice home for some.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Sammy said...

Thank you so much for visting my blog. I really appreciate the comment and your advice. I can definitely see how this blogging thing could easily become overwhelming. Thanks for the reminder to keep it simple and fun.

Gosh, your first time on a plane!! I'd love to hear what you think when you're on the ground again. Try to get a window seat!

I grew up in the country and it's amazing to me how the sound of cicadas can make me feel like a kid again.

7:19 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

I don't think we have cicadas here (if we do I haven't heard them. I've been reading bits about blogstock but no real details. Where is it being held? I'm sure you'll have a great time!

8:05 PM  
Blogger Diane J. said...

Sih KAY duhs is how it's pronounced, Mountain Mama.

Our cicadas haven't really started hatching out yet here, but they should be starting anytime. They can get so loud that you can't hear yourself talk outside!

I've had hens and chicks in the past but I honestly don't remember if they die after blooming or not. Maybe just the ones with the blooms die and the others keep growing?

Hope you enjoy Blogstock! I've never flown and don't intend to, but to each his own. Jessica would love to fly, but not this old fat girl!

Have a great rest of your week, Rachel. :o)

Love and hugs,


8:31 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

This wasn't a boring post, Rachel, so you did not tell me the truth in your email. Boring would have been if you us you ate mac & cheese for lunch then took a nap then watched the news.
I love seeing fireflies (or lightning bugs) each night now. I sit on my back porch and watch them glow, and I listen to the chorus of bugs singing. I have not noticed the loud cicadas, so maybe we are not having them here like you are there.
Those really are pretty flowers.
I think you will really love flying on a plane. The take off is the best part!! It really is fun!

8:44 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

I love the comforting sound of the cicada's. Have a wonderful time on your trip! You will love flying!

2:35 AM  
Blogger Granny Annie said...

I do not get thrilled over cicadas. They are so annoying but some people find my guinea fowl annoying and they sound like even louder cicadas.

I am glad to finally see hens and chicks in their full glory. We moved before mine took off and I never was sure what to expect.

About Blogstock -- hope you and all the chosen few followers have a wonderful time. I could not have gone but needless to say my feelings are hurt because I never could get into the site. I will enjoy hearing all about it.

Flying won't be a problem but the hassel of getting through the airport will be an experience you'll long remember. Have fun and be careful.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

We don't have too many cicadas, but I have run into a few on my bike...OUCH!

7:17 AM  
Blogger Fred said...

Wow, those things are loud!

One of my first bad experiences with church was when they dismissed the priest that married us. To this day, I'll never understand why and it took me many years to take religion seriously again.

The first time flying? You'll love it. Hurry up before they start charging for the soda.

4:31 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Indeed, the Blooms die, Rachel, but the plant should NOT Die!
I agree, they are the prettiest flowers, ever...They look like a Queens Jeweled Crown, don't they?

The Cicada's are amazing!!!
It's probably good they only come around every 17!

Sad about your Choir Director...Couldn't the congregation Protest? I'd love to hear that story, Rachel.

8:17 PM  
Blogger TN said...

I haven't seen any cicada's here. My DH plays the TV so loud....maybe that's the reason I haven't heard them....LOL
Have fun at blogfest. You will love flying. I remember the first time I flew, we went to Central America. I had a window seat and by the time I got there, my neck was so stiff, because I couldn't move it away from the window. And if it's cloudy when you wait until you get through the clouds. The sun is ALWAYS shining there. And it's beautiful up there!

1:09 PM  
Blogger Putz said...

it must be a locality thing but i have never seen a cicada, does anyone know if we have thwm in the deserts of utah where we have so little water?

8:10 AM  

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