Cute Duckies and a Weird Bug

A couple of weeks ago, I went to a lake in Gainesville on some official business.  There were a lot of ducks there, and they assumed that every visitor was there merely to feed them!  Since we were not aware of these ducks before the visit, we didn’t have any food, but that didn’t stop them from following our every move. 

There were ducks of all sizes, and they were just adorable!  I thought I’d share a few photos with you today:

And I can’t resist sharing this photo with you too!  

 I walked outside one day to find this perched next to our front door.  I took a lot of pictures of him there, but the lighting was really poor so I carefully carried him into the sunlight.  Now, if you know me, you know I do NOT do bugs.  I carried him on a piece of scrapbooking paper (it was the fastest piece of paper I could find).   Every time he moved, I practically dropped him because I jumped so high!  But, he finally made it safely to a small area of bricks and I got a couple of pictures of him.  Then…he flew off and REALLY freaked me out!  You know how you see a bug…and then you lose him…and you constantly feel it crawling in your hair or on your arm for the rest of your day, but it’s just your imagination?  Yea, that was me…

But look at that thing!  The body was so huge, and it seemed like his fragile little wings wouldn’t be able to lift him.  And those little black eyes…so cute!  Um…well, maybe not cute…but you know what I mean…

Happy Friday!

4 thoughts on “Cute Duckies and a Weird Bug”

  1. Wild Cakes, you're right! Thanks for the info! We just found 2 cicada "shells" near our front door today too. I had no idea cicadas were so big!

  2. It's a cicada……most people will NEVER see one in thier lives. If you have seen one you know how nasty they look!

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