Friday, May 3, 2013

ICK- Cicadas Coming Back to the Mid-Atlantic!

ICK, ICK, ICK!!!!!  I (Rob) hate bugs. I seem to be the only one of us that finds an occasional stink bug in the house and has to flush or toss it outside. Now, the disgusting, large and loud cicadas are coming back to the Mid-Atlantic this summer. Hey, maybe they'll eat the stink bugs!!

Annual cicada, Tibicen linnei (or just NASTY!)
Here's some info about these nasty things (courtesy of City of Bowie, Md):  Brood II Cicadas
The Washington, D.C. area will experience another “brood” of 17-year cicadas in May and June of this year. In the summer of 2004, we experienced a huge event with the emergence of “Brood X” cicadas. This upcoming “Brood II” will not be as overwhelming as the 2004 experience but they will still definitely make their presence known starting around mid-May, with millions of cicadas in the tree tops by Memorial Day. This insect will do some damage
to twigs and smaller branches on many area trees as they cut and/or gouge into the branches to lay their eggs for the next generation.

If you want to get grossed out BEFORE the get here, check out this  video by
David Attenborough and the BBC
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjLiWy2nT7U 

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14