Another wonder of our world is the seventeen year cicada. These guys have been underground just shy of two decades, maturing, and dreaming of life above ground.
I went out to mow and discovered these guys all over the ground in different stages of maturation. Some were able to fly away when I kicked up grass around them. Mostly they were just drying their new wings. They leave behind their shed exoskeleton that is no longer a good fit.
Soon you will hear them endlessly as they search for a mate. Or, two or three. Or, a bazillion. But that’s their goal in life above ground. Love….😁
Seventeen years. A lot of life has happened since they last went underground. I wonder if they notice the changes in our world. But maybe they are just too busy trying to make sure their species survives another 17 years.
I hope you enjoy my pictures of one of God’s fascinating wonders of the world. ♥️