July 24, 2008

Photo du Jour - The Sounds of Summer in the South of France

This noisy little creature, a cicada - une cigale - arrived at our house clinging to the side of a box delivered by la Poste yesterday.
It was set free after posing for a few photos. Its wing was damaged so it was very subdued.

The cicadas appear every summer, on or around June 21, to fill the summer days with their endless chirping and buzzing. It is a sound I will always associate with the south of France. Pin It


spacedlaw said...

They are so hard to spot when they are up the trees. You were lucky that this one had decided to go public.

Loulou said...

I'm glad it did "go public." It was cool to see it up close.