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    Wednesday, May 14, 2008

    Everything's bigger in the Midwest

    Okay, this has been a weird transition period for me. In Utah, we have exactly 2 seasons. Freezing, and construction. Here in Chicagoland, there is an actual Spring. Like with rain, and thunder and lightning, and everything. I certainly don't miss hearing about "the drought" like it is some sort of disease. So along with rain comes several things I'm not familiar with. First is the birds.

    They come out in droves. Or would it be flocks? But they descend upon the yards as if they are a moving carpet of worm devourers. It's strangely beautiful.


    Which brings me to the worms. Look at these things! I have my foot there for size reference, not because I was going to squish it. Not only are they ginormous, they come out and basically cover the driveway. When the rains subside, the asphalt is plastered with little shriveled worm corpses. When we subsequently draw on the asphalt with chalk, as kids tend to do, their little corpses are peeled up like scabs. It's disgusting.


    And here's Maggie looking very concerned about the whole worm/bird/nature situation. She is not a nature lover. Everyday she asks me if there will be bees out. I always say no. I always lie. Sorry.

    8 Response(s):

    Nunn said...

    Okay, so move back to Utah. We actually had Spring this year. We had thunder and lightning and especially rain. We also had snow. But tell Mags that I will personally chase all the bees away and I'll have Eli eat all the worms, if that helps. (Not really) She is the cutest thing!!

    Kelli said...

    Eli won't even pick up a snail, let alone eat a worm. Yuck! We have had birds in our yard this year too. Does that mean the drought is over?

    Kelli said...

    Eli won't even pick up a snail, let alone eat a worm. Yuck! We have had birds in our yard this year too. Does that mean the drought is over?

    Kelli said...

    Oops, sorry, computer issues!

    Meg said...

    The drought will NEVER be over! What else would they have to complain about on the news?

    It looks beautiful there, all except the worm part. Those things are massive!

    Jill Johnson said...

    Poor Mags, you have scarred that kid for life by moving there. I can't wait to see her.

    SuperGabers - The Mom said...

    Dude... that's nothin'! Ever been to Louisiana? Locusts and spiders the size of you fist!

    Laura said...

    Good thing you dont have a boy- he would be throwing worms at Mags.