Friday, July 13, 2007

The sounds of summer...


To me, there is no sweeter sound of summer than the shaky, shimmering trill of a cicada. I remember the everlasting holidays of my childhood, heavy and sticky with southwestern Ontario humidity... lying on my back in the soft grass of my parent's front lawn, staring up into the branches of the huge old maple tree... and listening to the cicadas as they bantered their "song" back and forth.

This is one bug that the Goddess welcomes into her garden, year after year. Because the song of the cicada is what MAKES summertime. It beckons to the little girls and me, and reminds us to Slow Down. Relax. Look up. And, Enjoy...

3 comments:

myminivanisfasterthanyours said...

You always have the BEST pictures on your blog!

ewe are here said...

I have to admit - that is one cool looking bright bug! Wow!

painted maypole said...

It is a great sound. And I never knew what one looked like, so thanks for the visual. At night the frogs in our drainage ditches sing such an interesting song, I love that, too.

 
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