Monday, August 29, 2016

Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay

Besides great music, the soundtrack for this past weekend came from theses fellows...

For weeks now and probably until cold weather,
we have been serenaded by hundreds of Cicadas.

They are an amazing insect, that I must confess creeps me out a bit.
Their incredibly loud sound is made by their tymbals...
 two structures found on the underneath sides of their abdomen.

It was a weekend away from the farm, spent with friends...
at their home on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.

In addition to great friends, great food and wine, biking and boating...
a weekend away refreshes
 and gives us a chance to experience a life that is so different from our own.

With different vistas...

The same sun that rises each morning over our front pasture,
also amazingly rises over this beautiful body of water.

It's pretty cool that we each watch the same sun rise each morning
over entirely different scenes!

This fellow didn't move the entire time we were there!

It's no surprise that our friends are dog-lovers as well.

These two gals entertained us most of the weekend,

with their rousing, but wet, games of fetch!

As I have said over and over....
it's always fun to go away...
but coming home is good as well!


  1. Great pics of the cicada and the heron. Always nice to have a different view but even better to come home.

  2. Cicada singing is very loud, especially in the early evening, but the dogs love to eat them. Full of protein, I hear, and hilarious to see them gobble them up still alive and buzzing in their mouths. Our little dog spits out the wings, though. Glad you enjoyed your time with friends on the water. Have a great week!

  3. That first picture creeped me out! I'm sure you had a great weekend full of laughs. Welcome back. Have a happy week

  4. We all need a little holiday break every now and then!

  5. They creep me out too, I.Do.Not.Like.Bugs. As kids we always called them 'hot bugs."

  6. An American in TokyoAugust 29, 2016 at 9:07 PM

    Oh, your cicadas are green!!
    The ones around here are brown and gross me out like they are noisy cockroaches or something, just not as shiny!! Eww!!

    Your mini-vacation sounds wonderful!
    It's nice to have a change of scenery. The lake seems so serene!


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