children and nature / IN MY KITCHEN

something scary, something sweet

"E" is for….not afraid of bugs anymore. (although suddenly extremely afraid of a toad that shows his face on my grandmother’s stoop each evening. I will admit he’s a little unnerving.)
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a (forced) study in cicadas….since little hands have scattered and forgotten them all over my house. I had to remove one from my laptop before I could open it. icky.
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escape route:
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Now for the sweet.
Have you experienced the unequaled sweetness of a white peach? They are in their prime here. I cannot get enough.
They do enjoy sunning themselves in a kitchen window sill. Preferably one with a nice view.
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"E" is for….not afraid of bugs anymore. (although suddenly extremely afraid of a toad that shows his face on my grandmother’s stoop each evening. I will admit he’s a little unnerving.)
P1010008

a (forced) study in cicadas….since little hands have scattered and forgotten them all over my house. I had to remove one from my laptop before I could open it. icky.
P1010009

escape route:
P1010014

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Now for the sweet.
Have you experienced the unequaled sweetness of a white peach? They are in their prime here. I cannot get enough.
They do enjoy sunning themselves in a kitchen window sill. Preferably one with a nice view.
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P1010006

18 comments on “something scary, something sweet”

  1. Last year, I took about ten photos of the best white peach I’d ever eaten in my life. My husband thought I was nuts, but that was one seriously awesome fruit.

  2. We have some cicada skins too, and I have to admit that they’re yucky but they absolutely fascinate me, I can’t stop looking. And yes, white peaches are wonderful!

  3. mine are collecting the carcasses by the hundreds – they are everywhere here. what is it that makes them so fascinating??? the crunch? 🙂

    (i think her shirt looks cool, but i’ve always been a buggy girl myself…)

  4. Oh, Molly! these cicada molt pictures make me SO homesick! It’s been a quiet quiet summer here in California without the drone of cicadas 🙁 and the sad thing is, I think I’d forgotten all about them until I read your post.schwEEEEEEEEEoooWEEEEEEEEoooooWEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeee…..

  5. Those bugs on her shirt are making me antsy sitting so far away here at my sterile office desk. Yuck! I used to like bugs when I was little and we’d catch little green lizards and have them bite our earlobes to wear them as earrings. It didn’t hurt and they wouldn’t let go. Now my baby girl is into frogs and worms. Gotta love those girls.

  6. It’s not so much the empty skins that gross me out, but the image of unseen things coming OUT of their skins when I’m not looking. There will be no coming out of your skin on my property! I’d post a sign if I thought they’d read and heed the warning 🙂

  7. Eurgh! I may not be able to eat for a week…we (me and DS#1) just wikipedia’d cicadas…and saw one moulting…eeeeeurgh! I’m not a wimp normally..but there’s something about the moulting part..Oooh, i need a glass of water!!! Oh and DS#1 thinks E is even cooler now. Even he, often referred to here as Bugman, pulled a sickened face when he watched the moult!

  8. Ok, now I have never been afraid of bugs ever … but I have to admit that the look of those icky little bugs has me wondering whether I should reconsider. You are a better Mommy than me, as I think I would have squished them all by now!

    Love,Jodi

  9. okay, dangit, I read that someone wiki-ed it and so I did too and I saw the molting too and now I think I may be sick?? I am soooo glad we do not have these in Utah… I am from Alaska, so even coming here there are so many more bugs to deal with, thankfully not those, or at least I don’t think so!?

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