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In Our Neck of the Woods

Photo: Sheri Berger
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 in Uncategorized

It’s still storming each day. Praying for no more tornadoes. This has been a terrible tornado season so far. (The photo is raindrops on a table, but I can assure you that there is rain everywhere.)

We are working on skeining up the 72 different colors of Colinette Jitterbug that arrived this morning. Watch for it in next Monday’s Update.

The 13 year cicadas are hatching and leaving all of these old bodies around on trees and shrubs and decks:

… and debuting their new look. Want to know what my neighborhood sounds like right now? This. Multiplied by about 1000. (And I think it would serve that photographer right if the cicada flew right into his face.) Only the male cicadas make that noise. These bugs are harmless – they don’t bite or sting and they don’t damage most trees. But still. Ick.

I’m drinking a new brand of coffee. Knitting Daughter worked on a marketing project for this company (through one of her spring semester classes) and it turns out that it’s now one of her favorite coffees, so she brought me some. She has developed quite the coffee palate since her early years of working as a Starbucks barista, so I always pay attention when a certain coffee catches her eye and her taste buds. I agree with her on this one – very delicious.

Anything new in your neck of the woods?

Sheri wholikesthecicadasoundsbutnotthelooksofthem.

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