June 5, 2013

Brood II

Last time our county experienced a huge cicada season I was quoted in the paper about eating them:

"Fat-free. Low in carbs. Not kosher, though," Laura Lyster-Mensh reported. "A red wine meal."

This time our property hasn't been surrounded by the current Brood II Cicada event, just a scattered afternoon noisiness at the bottom of the hill. Many people in my county have, though, and the noise is mind-numbing and it is difficult to speak outdoors and be heard.

I like the cicadas, myself -- and not just to eat. I think they're pretty and a bit heroic. This short film, however, has to make ANYONE a cicada fan.

I'm not sure if it is as a mother, or as an aging being that I find this cycle so moving, but I really do.

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