Here they come

Marsha’s #WQWWC #41 Writers Choice or Order

Every year they appear on the trees, fence posts, blades of grass or anywhere a tree used to be around seventeen years ago. I love finding them as did my daughters who loved to wear them as brooches. It will soon be Summer and their constant singing will ring out through the bush, a sound of an Australian Summer.

The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living. I am not speaking, of course, of the beauty which strikes the senses, of the beauty of qualities and appearances. I am far from despising this, but it has nothing to do with science. What I mean is that more intimate beauty which comes from the harmonious order of its parts, and which a pure intelligence can grasp.”
― Henri Poincaré, Science and Method

“Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: ‘Here are our monsters,’ without immediately turning the monsters into pets.”
― Jacques Derrida

“Everything you see is in the process of making or unmaking or dying or living. Everything is in a state of change.”
― Kelly Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.

John Burroughs

38 thoughts on “Here they come

  1. Wow, Brian! You have certainly created treasure out of trash – or what most people would consider trash! Those are some unusual bugs! If anything can put our senses in order, nature can. Lovely post.

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    1. Thank you Marsha. I was not sure that is what was wanted but happy you like it 🙂
      I really don’t understand – “You have certainly created treasure out of trash – or what most people would consider trash! ”


      1. Interesting. When the rain start here the cicas stop! They must all fly off to Australia. But, that would be June or July there so winter, no? When is your rainy season. And yes, I know the cicadas just go underground and don’t migrate like locusts.

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    1. That is so lovely of you to say Judy. Your garden would be a wonderful small world of marvels. Once the insects are in a place then those who are the next up in the food chain, will appear. I don’t really have an insect problem and the invertebrates are no problem at all……..well maybe very small bit of poop 🙂 🙂


      1. Snails and hummingbird moth larvae are my biggest problems. I try to relocate them to the lot below my house. The only pests I kill are the leaf cutter ants since they would strip my entire garden in a week if left alone. I hate killing any living creature–except scorpions and cockroaches. With them, it is self-defense.

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  2. Not sure about wearing them as brooches though. I’m a bit squeamish when it comes to bugs on my person but I can see the fascination and I certainly love the noise they make. I have fond memories of how they issued in the first drink of the evening on our holidays in S.E. Asia as the combined chorus of cicadas would start up at just the right time!

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    1. In the first photo, they are the shells from where the Cicadas emerge. The Cicadas legs have small spikes so they can climb trees. It was easy just to hook the spikes into their clothes. They are very much dead 🙂

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