We were quite interested in the news articles about the hordes of cicadas emerging in parts of the US this week. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/nation/4820806.html

Update: For photos see Dana's Southern Gal Goes North blog.

These are on a 17 year cycle, others on 13 year cycles; both prime numbers so as to defeat their predators who can only divide by 3 and 5. O.K. so I've lost you; just read the original article.

Our Paros cicadas are the dumb ones; they come out every year. They fill our trees with their amorous decibels. As I grow more hard of hearing they bother me less. Still, it sometimes gets so irritating that I throw something into the nearest tree to be rewarded with about 20 seconds of quiet.

See, our life is not perfect.

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At May 29, 2007 4:22 AM Dana said...

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