Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Grandchildren - everyone should have some!

A visit to a local park on Sunday morning was enjoyed by grandchildren and grandparents alike. The simplest things can entertain children for hours - a wonderful thing to behold.
Water is always a great attraction for all ages.

"Now, what do we have here on this tree?"

A cicada. The noise of hundreds of these insects in the trees in the park was almost deafening. They make a noise similar to a cricket.

Adult cicadas emerge from capsules which are often left on tree trunks and branches....

.... where they can be collected by children and put to ...

.... decorative uses!

But some prefer to talk to a caterpillar on a stick.

Fun!!!

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7 comments:

Tanya said...

Great pictures - looks like you all had a fabulous time. Wish I were there.

Has anyone else mentioned that Blogger is now truly horrible to people who are not with Blogger? It's just awful - and one reason I don't comment much anymore.

Anyway, rant is over now.

Kerri said...

A growing delight indeed Alice! These are such precious, happy photos of those adorable kids! Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Isn't it the most wonderous thing watching children play and discover. You're right...everyone should have grandchildren!
My brother and I used to get up at 5AM, take a shoe box, and go off to collect cicadas. They came in all shapes and sizes. It was such fun. We never thought to do that with their shells though. How funny :) Thanks for stirring the memories.
I sure wish we lived closer to our 2 little boys!

shellyC said...

..and I KNOW that the kids had a fantastic time too!!!! REALLY!!!

Shelly - mother of those 3 strange kids!!

meggie said...

Those are not strange kids, Shelly!
They are beautiful! Obviously they had fun, & the trade off is the delight they bring grands!

Sara said...

Cicada T-shirt ornaments! Just when I thought I'd seen it all . . . looks like everyone had lots of fun.

LindaD said...

Wonderful child fun! Although in my wildest dream I don't think I could put those shells on my shirt. lol What memories they are gathering.

judypatooote said...

What precious children, they are beautiful....I cringe at the t-shirt though....