Monday, August 12, 2013

Katydids, Perseids, and Jason Aldean


Guess which one I got to see.....

The kids went to the Jason Aldean concert at SPAC though, or at least Liz and Alan and their significant others did, while Becky, the boss and I stayed home and did chores and milking.

Somebody's gotta. 

The concert attendees raved about the show. Both of ours said that Jason Aldean was the best performer they had ever seen. Considering that they had lawn seats, where the drooling drunks and druggies do their best to wreck the experience for those around them, that is saying something.

For me my favorite concert will continue to be Emerson Drive at Fonda Fair. We had 3rd row seats, they put on a fantastic show, and it was a whole lot of fun. I actually had to be dragged to the fair to see it, to keep Becky happy, but was a devoted fan by the end of the first song.

Since that night the girls and I have been to two other states to hear them again....and you know how often I leave the farm.....however, even they have never topped that night.

As for the Perseids, alas, it was still a tad too light in the west when I went to bed last night and already a bit light in the east when I got up this morning. No meteor shower for me.

Oh, well, there is no shortage of katydids. They are calling all around us, including this one on a lily pad in the garden pond. And I have been having fun feeding Japanese beetles to the chickens. I wonder.....they changed the name of English sparrows to house sparrows to be more politically correct. I wonder how long it will take to change the beetles to Asian beetles, or Pacific beetles, or blasted pest beetles....

10 comments:

Cathy said...

I know your young ones appreciate your looking after the katydids and cows.
We, too, missed the meteor shower. I guess it's still going on tonight, but we're socked in.
Now. What do you think about this katydid species for an ID? When you go to the link - click on the "data" tab above the pix and you'll see that they are in New York state. Ohio doesn't get this one!
http://bugguide.net/node/view/696889 (just a guess)

Cathy said...

PS Your katydid is a female.
Would you like me to post it on Bugguide for a real ID?

threecollie said...

Cathy, sure if, you want to. I didn't even know there was more than one species. lol

Cathy said...

On it!
Here's the link.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/823258/bgimage
If you click "subscribe" you'll be notified when someone wades in with an ID. PS: I love bugs. Thanks for letting me co-opt yours :)

threecollie said...

Thanks, Cathy, it will be cool to know. I went out to the pond last night...to check water clarity with a flashlight...and it, or one just like it, was up in the irises rubbing its wings together and making a lot of noise.

Cathy said...

Bug guide has determined it's a 'round-headed' katydid. For me the katydid's 'song' is the essence of deep summer.

threecollie said...

Thanks, cathy!

Cathy said...

No. Thank you:) I love chasing down bugs.

Cathy said...

I'd like to amend my comment about loving bugs.

I HATE tics.

I share your phobia.

threecollie said...

Cathy, ticks simply kill me...or at least they try to. And now we have that new disease in the area, powassan virus http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/powassan/basics.html
It is really hard to work outside and avoid the damn ticks, which makes it a real challenge to get ANYTHING done. Ugh