July 24, 2010

At the Cicada Café...

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... the cicada's on her last legs, but I know you can keep things going around here.

Note the Japanese fishing net floats in the window box. A longer view, through the pennisetum...

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9 comments:

Hagar said...

What makes you think the floats are Japanese?
Looks like home to me.

michaele said...

The floats are a great solution for providing visual interest in your window boxes without having to water anything. Good thinking!

Ann Althouse said...

@michaele Meade wanted to put Christmas type balls in the boxes last winter, but he held back from buying anything. They needed to be the right color and size. He thought of gazing globes, but these are much better.

Quayle said...

I would love to see pictures of the yard (wider field of view) now that Mead has had his way with it.

Pastafarian said...

I'm curious, maybe one of you commenters know: Would we miss the cicada if we were to wipe them out completely?

I wouldn't mind a mosquito genocide either, but I'd imagine that this would have a big ecological impact -- it would probably affect dragon flies and frogs and fish and such. So we probably don't want to exterminate the mosquito, as tempting as that thought is.

But the cicada -- does anything really rely on that as a primary source of food? Or do they serve any other important purpose in any ecosystem?

If not, I say we kill them all. I can't stand that noise that they make. I thought that they were just an Ohio/midwest problem, but they even have the little bastards down here in NC, right on the coast.

Maybe if Ritzy's around, he'd know. I think he's some sort of biologist.

edutcher said...

Cicadas always make me think of 95 - degrees and humidity (Ann will understand).

Well, Quantum is leader of the pack in a split decision. Glad it's over. Now all I need to do is get Quasy out from under the couch.

MayBee said...

Ha! This post for me comes together in a way you couldn't have known.

One of my favorite restaurants in Tokyo was Cicada.

El Pollo Real said...

Something made from glass from our household: linkage

wv = "pubtype" That's uncanny!

rhhardin said...

Window dog.