life with a teen.....
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Gardening :: Food & Cool Bugs

The garden is looking so full of delicious things to eat. We've been picking tomatoes daily and tonight we'll be eating our first cucumber and eggplant. Yum!

Joe will certainly have his hands full of care taking and eating from the gardens while we are away.

  

romas
  

baby cuke
  

cucumber
  

eggplant
   

This is a totally random memory, but I remember eating eggplant the first time at my Great Grandma Turner's house when I was about six years old. I can't remember what she made with it.... or if I even liked it... but I do remember being amazed at the purple vegetable she was going to feed me. 

While tending to the tomatoes I found this HUGE cicada bug. I'd never seen one before.... though I have certainly heard them! They are so loud! It's amazing a little bug can make a noise like that! This one had just molted and was moving really slowly.... I used a stick to move it out of the garden..... for our friend Raelee, a bug enthusiast, who is away in Paris... these pictures are just for you! {We think it is a Superb Green Cicada.}

  

molting cicada
  

cicada
   

cicada 2
     

Isn't it cool looking? I found a cool short video about cicadas life cycle & reproduction on youtube here.

Happy Gardening ;)

     

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