The cicadas are out in force, leaving hundreds of neatly bored holes in the concrete hard earth and discarded shells litter the bases of all the Eucalypts.
Then the most almighty noise hit our ears first from the left and then was joined by the right in full stereophonic sound. (Yes definitely must have a conductor) We just sat and stared at each other in amazement. The Cicadas yes, but sounding completely different from the day shift.
By the way, have you ever sat by a tree full of Cicadas and tried to have a conversation without being able to hear any of your ‘s’s’ or should I write that ‘esses’ Well, it’s extremely difficult…and a little bit funny actually. Try it sometime.
Anyway, the babies are all back in their pouches and despite being a little bit deaf, all of us on our hill in Alligator Creek are content, and especially looking forward to the first rains and GREEN grass.