Cicada Shell, Tufted Titmice, Laundry Basket, etc.

I found this Cicada Shell on my house today:

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I would love to see one of these shedding its skin. I’ve seen snakes shed, but not a cicada. This is so cool!
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Hah birds, I caught ya! I was on my way out the door to photograph the sky for the incoming storm that never occurred, and a bunch of Tufted Titmice were flitting about on my deck. Here’s the ones I captured:

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I never did get to the clouds because the phone rang. And now the sky is all innocent looking.

This laundry basket is really awesome – for a plastic laundry basket, that is. It has a place for your hip or abdomen to go. It is very comfortable, you know, for a laundry basket. You probably already know about this, but I don’t shop much at all. This was bought at K-Mart – Essential Home brand:
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Yup, those are my bare tootsies at the bottom – I hate shoes with a passion!

And last, but certainly not least, Susan Gets Native blogged the other day about the Big Muskie Bucket at the bottom of this blog entry. I got to thinking, if the bucket is that huge, just how HUGE is the machine that was behind it. So I did an internet search and came up with the Noble County Ohio website that has tons of photos of the machine. That thing has to be gigantic and powerful! My Dad will love this one, if he doesn’t already know about it.