Sunday, September 29, 2013

Singing


The garden is throbbing with the sound of summer, a loud cicada chorus.  Cicadas live in the ground for seven years or so and when the time is right climb out, latch onto a plant then shed their skin and fly, sing and mate for a few brief weeks.

Reflection:
Psalm 121:2 New International Version (NIV)
"My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth."

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  1. i love that what some might call
    a disturbance, you name a chorus.

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    1. I like them. They only sing on nice warm days and who'd complain about a nice warm day when Spring can be so fickle and often cold.

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  2. They're really the sound of an Australian summer. And such a colourful photo too.

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    1. Yes they are the sound of summer. Funny thing is I think they sing here in Spring only and not Summer.

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  3. I don't know that I've heard or seen one. Nature is so remarkable.

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    1. As you can see from the photo they are quite big bugs. And when they sing it is like 10,000 of them singing together so quite a noise that seems to rise and fall.

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