'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Thursday, 11 February 2010

The sound of zummer

Zometimes it zeems like there'z zillions of Zzzztt-zzzztt-zzttttztt-makers around this place in zummer. There are probably only about thirty at any one time. But look how the little patch of sunshine has highlighted this cicada's pretty colours.

11 comments:

  1. That's an amazing photo - the delicacy and strength of those wings. We should remind ourselves more often that we live in a truly wonderful world.

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  2. Great photo! Beauty and irritation all captured in a single frame.

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  3. Lovely photos as of late. Apologies for being so behind the last month...

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  4. Thank you gentlemen! Jim - Stuff happens! Good to see you.

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  5. Very nice photo!

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  6. Hello Katherine,
    Interesting blog, wonderful photos!
    Best wishes from non-summery Catalonia, bbbrrrrrr ...

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  7. Thank you Sam.

    Brian - Hello and welcome to TLVD! With your cold weather, I expect you are longing for a good theraputic dose of your usual summery Zzzztt ztttttzttt zzzztttt.

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  8. I never knew cicadas has such long, lacy wings - thanks for the lesson!

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  9. Nice picture. Is it difficult to approach them with a camera without them taking off?

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  10. Thanks Anil. Yes, they can take off, but this one thought he was hiding from me. Plus I acted quickly!

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  11. Jinksy - you are welcome!

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