Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cicadas - The Andrew Jackson Edition

The Hermitage

My cousin flew in for the weekend and with the great weather, we tried to fit in as many of the outdoor excursions as the city offers as possible.  I've never been to The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home, before and it is beautiful!!!  The landscaping is gorgeous and they've got a wonderful tour explaining the grounds and the gardens.  And with the weather as awesome as it has been the last few days, it was the perfect way to spend the morning.  

I mentioned a week or so ago about the cicada invasion Nashville is currently suffering through... no big deal, right? Nothing we can't handle?  We were walking around the grounds and found this one tree that was a cicada MAGNET....

WHAT IS THIS!?!?  I know this particular tree was an exception, but it was just covered with molts.  How strange.

1 comment:

  1. Gross. I was indifferent to cicadas up until Saturday. I took my car in to get fixed, and was sitting outside waiting, and I was watching cicadas fly around. One landed on my leg, and then stuck me with its syringe-like appendage. I bleed, it kind of hurt, and it left a mark. I no long am indifferent, rather I am ready for these buggers to be gone.