High drama in my neighborhood. Lonely cicadas, waiting patiently in the ground for seventeen years are now above ground transforming, dating and dying. HERE * is a link to a beautiful video, for those who are interested in the life cycle of the cicada. Above is a quick watercolor sketch of the amazing dance they perform as they shrug off their shells revealing a smooth white body.
As I type this, my windows are open to a beautiful day. The peculiar drone of thousands of courting cicadas overrides the sounds of traffic, planes, and birds. It’s a wonder to witness.
*Thanks to Terry for the cicada dance reference and Marguerite for the link!