Well, not the weather for a perfect Memorial Day picnic, but it’s the weather we’re supposed to have. Imagine the American soldiers through the years refusing to fight for our country because the weather wasn’t perfect. We need to toughen up!
We took a ride over the mountain yesterday to visit our dear friends the Bradys for a few hours. It was the first time we’d seen them since Covid. We used to be neighbors and they’ve become like family. I’ve discovered that friends like these are who I want to spend time with. The ones you don’t have to be “company ready” to enjoy and that’s what we’re doing! When we left our friends, I started to cry. If you read this, you know that that is significant.
Anywho, the cicadas are making their mark in Bedford and Tammy and Brian walked us through all of the ages and stages of the lifecycle in preparation for explaining it to their grandkids. It is so interesting and to see it unfolding before us is incredible. These little creatures seem to be on the Earth to procreate and die. My theory is that because the larva hatch and make their way into the ground that they must aerate the soil and then their dead carapaces make natural mulch. Jay always reminds me that God made them and they have a purpose. It may not be for us to know.
I’ll organize my videos a little better to show you the whole process. They may be coming your way and you may want to take note.
And for Harry:
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, get outside for some fresh air and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.
Have a blessed day!