Readers: Sometimes you surprise me.
There I was yesterday, girding myself for a robust defense against the onslaught of negative emails I was sure to receive for publishing a gigantic photo of what is, not arguably, one of the ugliest creatures in northeast Johnson County: the cicada.
And what did we receive instead? Effusive praise.
“Great photo! He is beautiful – for a cicada.”
“I LOVE cicadas.”
“Nothing angry here — very cool!!”
Well, dear readers, we are nothing if not responsive to your every whim. Which is why we’re going to double down on our decision to spotlight cicadas but publishing not one but TWO additional cicada shots that our readers sent in yesterday.
Thanks to John Morgester for the first shot directly below and Patti Hadl for the one below that: