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Notice of Blogging Break

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Notice of Blogging Break

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I’ll be taking a short break from blogging, but will be back in a few days.

We’re going to be having some much needed family fun days!

I’m posting a couple of days ahead on my fan fiction story, though, because it’s at a critical point, and for those who are enjoying the story, I don’t want to leave you wondering what is happening there.

Regular postings will continue as usual, probably on Wednesday, and I’ll be catching up on what everyone has been posting!

In the meantime, Cricket and I wish y’all a lovely weekend!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

 

 

Invasion # 2 – Jiminy Crickets!

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Invasion # 2 – Jiminy Crickets!

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I think it was about 1985 when we moved down south to Beeville, Tx. Not long after, the city and surrounding area was invaded by crickets. I’ve since read that this happens quite often in the early fall days. It was a first for me, though.

There were millions of those crickets, it seemed. You couldn’t go anywhere without seeing them. There were live ones flying and crawling around, and lots of dead ones, too. I don’t know how long they live, but the dead ones would pile up in drifts in the corners of buildings. Shop owners would sweep them into heaps on the sidewalks, and put signs up saying sorry for the crickets. Inside the stores all over town there were these live ones getting onto everything. It was impossible to keep them out. They’d be on the grocery shelves, on the clothes in department and thrift stores alike.

I don’t really mind a few crickets, and I like to hear them chirping. I’ve heard you can predict the weather by how close together the chirps are. I’ve heard also, that they are good luck, so I don’t smash any of them. If possible, I’ll scoop it up to be put outside again.

This invasion lasted awhile, maybe a week or more, and then it was all over. No more crickets…until the next year’s invasion.

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Here’s a cricket that was in our house recently. Just the one, thank goodness. 🙂

Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

One Liner Wednesday

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One Liner Wednesday

One-Liner Wednesday – It’s Surreal

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“Meow-Meow”

 

This is the one liner that my cat, Cricket, says to me every single morning!

I know exactly what she is wanting. She wants to be brushed. Every morning after breakfast, and I’m done with washing dishes, Cricket will take her usual position on the back of the little couch we have. As soon as I shut off the water, and turn toward the living room, she says to me, “Meow-Meow”. It’s always just the two, fast little meows. 🙂 Of course I give her a good brushing, and then we play with her special ribbon. She’s had that piece of ribbon since she was a tiny kitten. Then, after playing, I recharge her catnip toys, and she is on to her good start of the day.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE – INSECT

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ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE – INSECT

This Week’s Challenges: August 20 – 26 (OWPC & WW)

  • Moth
  • Mystery Bug
  • Cricket
  • Grasshopper
  • Wasp
  • Praying Mantis

I like taking photos of all kinds of insects and spiders. Spiders aren’t insects, though, so didn’t add any of those.

The mystery bug…we never did find out what it was. It was strange looking, and we were invaded by them one spring. The praying mantis was looking like he enjoyed posing for his photo!

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© 2017 BS

COLOR YOUR WORLD – OUTER SPACE

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Color Your World – Outer Space

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Did Paolo find a creature from outer space? No, it’s a cricket!

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Is this a creature from outer space? No, its a spider in it’s huge web over our door!

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Is that an arm from a creature from outer space? No, its a tree branch in the foggy moonlight!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALENGE – CRAWLING or FLYING

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Crawling or Flying

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And…here is a little video I made of a bug on the wall, just buggin’ out to some cool music. (kind of hard to hear, so turn volume up) 🙂

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http://wp.me/p3RE1e-2hH

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS