Our airspace was invaded by a Chinook helicopter, so Blue decided to let the crew know about his displeasure by barking at the helicopter.
The whole situation made me laugh.
You go Blue, you just scared off that military aircraft and they are leaving our airspace.
We’ve had a lot of rain lately and it flooded the backyard, so now our patio is covered in worms. It actually looks like we are being invaded by worms.
However, the birds are happy. They have an all you-can-eat buffet going on right now.
Periodical Cicadas spend most of their lives underground. Depending on their species, they only come out every 13 or 17 years to mate.
I think it’s a fascinating phenomenon. Millions of these creatures will leave their underground homes at the same time and head for the trees, so they can enjoy the mating season.
Once the mating season is over, they all disappear. The nymphs (baby cicadas) will burrow underground and stay there for over a decade, until it’s time for the next mating season.
Most people think the cicadas are a nuisance. They create a lot of noise. They are so loud, even I can hear them without my hearing aids. They are also detrimental to the local plant life.
Ok, so they are a bit of a nuisance. However, they are still fascinating creatures.
I found this one at the miniature golf course located at Insanity Skate Park in Madison, Alabama. It was getting dark when I took the photo and I only had my cellphone, so it’s not a great picture. However, you can still get a decent look at it.
The crane fly population seems to have increased dramatically this year. We have swarms of them in the backyard, and they keep getting into the house. It feels like an invasion. It’s the crane fly invasion of 2017.
I found this little guy in my office. He apparently had no problem with the idea of invading my space. Luckily for him, my first inclination was to take a picture and not to squash him.