Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Today's Word: tulle

Tulle [tool] n. - Hard to find netting made of acetate, nylon, or rayon, rumored to be available in Chicago area fabric stores. Useful for wrapping young trees and shrubs during an outbreak of seventeen year cicada to keep the cicadas from laying eggs in pencil thin limbs. When brightly colored tulle is used to wrap trees, landscapes are transformed ala Christo.

The cicadas have come today as predicted. As I drove this morning , I saw three kids and a mother examining the trunk of a trees that had cicada crawling upward. I have seen several dozen so far. There will be more. Many more.

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