Saturday, August 11, 2007

~Oh my, where has summer gone?~

The cicadas have taken up their day-long "singing" now. (Droning? Humming? What do cicadas do?) Being from California, I wasn't aware of cicadas at all when we first moved to Michigan. The first summer that we were here, I thought the sound was coming from the neighbor's light they had in their yard. That was the only reasonable thing I could come up with for that annoying noise! LOL

The next summer I read about them, so I realized what that sound was. It is a sound that ushers us into fall-time. Can it really be August already? We only have a few more weeks of "summer" weather left? Oh dear!

I do like fall weather, but fall weather ushers in snow and bitter cold. And snow is not something I look forward to (at least not a whole winter's worth!!!).

If you are interested in hearing a cicada, click here, or here or here, and make sure your speakers are turned up good and loud! The last sound clip specifically says it is cicadas from Michigan.

Edited to add: I can't believe it but last year to the date I posted about cicadas as well! Those cicadas must come out with precision!

5 comments:

Stefani said...

I have never heard of a cicada!

A Note From Theresa said...

We have cicadas here in Texas. And they can be really irritating.

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

I didn't realize you were from Michigan! So am I!

I know they can be annoying, but I think at least for me now they just remind me of summer and that fall is coming soon which is one of my favorite seasons. I don't like the snow and cold of winter's here in Michigan even though they have been quite mild compared to years ago.

Hope you have a great weekend.
~Amy

deb said...

I have heard that sound all my life, but for some reason it never clicked that it was only end of summer that I was hearing it! Hmm..so it means fall is coming? You've taught me something new! I'll have to be more aware of when I hear them sing from now on.

Zintradi said...

they had them in Tuscon when we went there.
I thought it was a lawn mower constantly running in the background.. but nobody has any lawns down there!