Monday, July 5, 2010

Land Shells

These are certainly not shells from the sea.
I found these cicada shells on my fence post. 
They are covered in dirt.

The newly emerged cicadas left them behind. 
I can hear them buzzing in the trees on this hot summer day.
More pictures on flickr.
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6 comments:

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

WOW...they're quite impressive!
How big are they?
Char

holly aka golly said...

Char, they are about an inch and a half at the most.

pRiyA said...

This is another revelation for me. Like your four and five leaved clovers :)

holly aka golly said...

Thank you Priya!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

I've just posted some pics of cicadas and cicada shells on Flickr. my 5 year old son is collecting them. they're all over the garden at the moment

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kickcan-conkers/4812450685/in/set-72157624520168058/

Erin Wallace said...

I love these when I find these - even though we ahve a lot of cicadas every year I never find their nymph shells. Love them.

xo Erin