A cicada crawling across our driveway. During the later part of the Az monsoon (that’s now) we see and hear large numbers of these insects. They spend most of their lives underground. During the monsoon season they emerge and transform into this flying form to mate and lay eggs. The racket they make, mostly in the evening, is to attract a mate.
Our rat terrier Suzie caught and ate a few of these today. The exoskeleton crunches like popcorn when she chewed it up.
This is where the battery goes in my 1997 Jeep. It’s missing because it died. Thankfully, the death occurred in our driveway. A trip to AutoZone where the tester indicated the battery was putting out 8 volts, leaving 4 missing and unaccounted for. Now there’s a nice new battery in its place.
The old battery was bought in 2012. It had a 3 year warranty that just expired. Funny how that works, or doesn’t.