For all my non-Facebook family and friends, although I do recommend joining (especially talking to you here, YEE), I wanted to share the joyous sounds of the cicadas! Oh, how noisy they are every morning. And fantastically ugly. The picture below was taken the day we had the solar eclipse, so it looks like early evening, but it was actually about 10:30 in the morning. Oh, and lucky us, the eclipse 'reset' the cicadas and they got super loud all over again after the eclipse.
I took this video so one of my oldest friends, Becky could here them. She thought she missed hearing cicadas, but admitted they were not as "charming" as she had remembered. Charming they are not. Although they are a good child monitor, every time Garrett tries to sneak out the door, he gets caught! Aren't these things supposed to go live in the ground or something??