Today wasn't the best day, so I was wandering around the backyard, inspecting all the plants, making sure my little flowers didn't need anything. As I passed by the crepe myrtle something caught my eye. I had to do a double-take. Was it a tree knot? Nope! I thought it was a locust, but after googling, it's some sort of cicada. What variety I have no idea, but he was fun to shoot and took my mind off my troubles for a bit. He seemed smitten with the tree angel.
All of these were taken with the Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
This was his buddy on the other side of the tree. I was grateful to get a couple of photos without the distracting angel ornament.
They both flew away not to be seen again for the rest of the day. I like to think they were God's special little gifts; something exciting and new for me to photograph. That's my theory and I'm sticking with it!