Tonight’s random topic is brought to you by WordPress.  After my last post, a series of random topics came up for me to use and I decided that this was a great topic.  I have lived in Virginia my whole life.  Each season, I am reminded of how beautiful it is here.  Summer always brings a sound that I love to hear at night.  Cicadas.  In the south, the summer nights cocoon you with their humidity and surround you with the song of a thousand cicadas.  As a child, I always knew it was time to hear their song when I would find their empty husks attached to the trees.  They look like a cross between some alien and a fly.  If you didn’t know what they were, you would probably find them a bit creepy.

If I had the time to make a video, it probably would  have come out like this:

But, I spent one of my last summer days at the pool, watching my girls jump off the diving board repeatedly and with the joyfulness of children.  So dear readers, what sound reminds you of summer?

“In summer, the song sings itself.”  ~William Carlos Williams

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