Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Going on vacation

I'm heading off to Scotland tomorrow for a few weeks. I have three hand sewing  projects in my carry-on case. We have a 4 hour layover in Toronto so maybe a few stitches will get done while we wait :)

My parents live not too far from this fine castle (Stirling). There is a big event going on there a few days before we come home and hopefully we will be able to get tickets for it. We plan on spending a goodly amount of time in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Fife.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Outdoor Wednesday - the Cicadas are coming

The 13 year cycle Cicadas are starting to come up out of the ground by the corner of our house. The whole area looks like it's moving, which is quite interesting to see. Cicadas are relatively harmless but when they land on you it can feel somewhat creepy seeing two red eyes staring at you.

Our large tree is slowly getting covered with Cicadas nymphs getting ready to molt. There's a goodly amount of their cast-offs at the bottom of our tree.

These ones have molted and are drying out.

While I don't mind the Cicadas too much I think I will be happy to leave them behind for a wee while when I leave for Scotland next week.
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And just to end on a pretty note. The weather has gotten hot all of a sudden and this morning my lilies bloomed.