Saturday, June 16, 2007

At last, the contents

Innumerable shed husks of cicadas are to be seen every year, but the living contents, the cicada itself, has always eluded me. Now I've seen the living being itself, which I find to be very beautiful. I'm guessing that this was a creature that had just shed its former outer covering or external skeleton because it looked so new and its wings were so fresh and sparkly transparent. It was nestled amidst a clump of milkweed (asclepias) in a pot, and the light just happened to glint off it.


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